Josh Voorhees Josh Voorhees

Josh Voorhees is a Slate senior writer. He lives in Iowa City. 

Politics
Nov. 20 2014 4:23 PMThe President’s PrecedentsObama won’t be the first executive to go it alone on immigration. Does that make Republican outrage unjustified?
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Nov. 20 2014 1:01 PMWho’s In and Who’s Out?Obama is offering a reprieve to millions of unauthorized immigrants. Exactly who gets one will be determined by a string of wonky details.
Politics
Nov. 13 2014 6:30 PMMary Landrieu’s Pipeline Pipe DreamWhy are Democrats indulging the Louisiana senator’s desperate, pointless push to fast-track Keystone XL?
Politics
Nov. 6 2014 6:04 PMPipeline PoliticsPresident Obama has been stalling on Keystone XL for years. Now he finally has to make a decision.
Politics
Nov. 3 2014 9:15 PMHow Green Was My ElectionTom Steyer spent $57 million to get voters to care about climate change. It didn’t work.
Politics
Oct. 30 2014 1:40 PMEbola Goes to Court Nurse Kaci Hickox just walked out on her quarantine. Will Maine succeed in forcing her back inside?
Politics
Oct. 27 2014 1:17 AMThe Wrong Policy for the Wrong ReasonsNew York and New Jersey’s mandatory Ebola quarantine is about politics, not public health.
Politics
Oct. 20 2014 8:14 PMYou Should Be Optimistic About EbolaDon’t panic. Here are all the signs that the U.S. is containing the disease.
Politics
Oct. 14 2014 6:30 PMWhy Don’t We Have an Ebola Vaccine?Washington missed its chance to be prepared. Now, politicians are fighting over whom to blame.
Politics
Oct. 8 2014 2:42 PMHigher LearningWhat the next wave of pot-legalizing states can learn from Colorado and Washington.
Politics
Sept. 30 2014 9:33 PMPolitical Theater With a PurposeDarrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
Moneybox
Sept. 24 2014 3:57 PMA Fight Over Rooftop Solar Panels Could Decide America’s Energy Future
The Slatest
Sept. 18 2014 6:10 PMAgriculture Commissioner Who Called "Meatless Monday" an Evil Vegetarian Plot Calls It Quits
Politics
Sept. 11 2014 6:42 PMWhat’s the Beef?No, “Meatless Monday” is not an evil vegetarian plot to deprive our children of precious steak, pork, and chicken.
Politics
Sept. 3 2014 9:31 PMThe Dark Secret of Juvenile Detention CentersNine out of every 10 reporters of sexual abuse are males victimized by female staffers.
The Slatest
Nov. 20 2014 1:32 PMEven a Government Shutdown Wouldn’t Stop Obama’s Immigration Overhaul
Politics
Nov. 14 2014 7:34 PMA War or a Skirmish?Liberals and conservatives are overplaying the significance of Obama’s action on immigration.
Politics
Nov. 12 2014 8:02 PMLess Firing, More HiringThe VA shouldn’t focus on cleaning house. What the agency needs is truckloads of doctors and nurses.
Politics
Nov. 5 2014 3:34 AMJoni Makes ’Em SquealThe country’s most conservative Senate candidate scores a huge victory for the GOP. What she’ll do in Washington is anyone’s guess.
The Slatest
Oct. 31 2014 3:12 PMMaine Judge Sides With Science, Rejects State’s Attempt to Quarantine Kaci Hickox
Politics
Oct. 28 2014 10:12 PMFifty Protocols, Fifty States, One Gigantic MessChris Christie, Andrew Cuomo, and other American governors are the last people who should be making rules about Ebola.
Politics
Oct. 24 2014 7:04 PMVote for Bruce Something-or-OtherMichelle Obama didn’t know the Democratic Senate candidate’s name. Will Iowans remember Bruce Braley on Election Day? 
Medical Examiner
Oct. 16 2014 9:03 PMEverything That Went Wrong in DallasA timeline of the many missteps surrounding the first cases of Ebola diagnosed in the United States.
Politics
Oct. 9 2014 7:57 PMAre Quarantines Really Legal?The rules and regulations on confining people who’ve been exposed to Ebola.
Politics
Oct. 2 2014 11:01 AMIt Wasn’t a SecretA 2013 inspector general report detailed all of the Secret Service’s problems. Nobody cared.
Politics
Sept. 26 2014 10:44 AMThe Secret Service Did Almost Everything WrongBut they got the most important thing right: They didn’t shoot the White House intruder.
Politics
Sept. 18 2014 6:20 PMHow to Fix America’s Recidivism CrisisIt could be as simple as providing ex-cons with the medication they need.
Politics
Sept. 16 2014 2:11 PMSpare the RodWhat Charles Barkley gets wrong about corporal punishment and black culture.
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 10 2014 10:39 AMWhere’s My Pizza? Three far-flung Slate-sters dish on the pros and cons of working away from Slate’s main offices.
Politics
Aug. 29 2014 6:19 PMWhat Immigration Crisis?Why Congress and President Obama are so eager to forget this summer’s “humanitarian crisis at the border.”

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