Josh Voorhees Josh Voorhees

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

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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.
Politics
Aug. 27 2014 11:20 AMThe Problem With “Suicide by Cop”The dangerous term that stops us from asking hard questions about police shootings.
Politics
Aug. 19 2014 7:29 PMWhy the Media Is Siding With the ProtestersIt isn’t simply because of tear gas and rubber bullets.
The World
Aug. 15 2014 6:57 PMThings Are Going Our Way in Iraq. Will Its Next Leader Be the Savior the U.S. Is Looking For?
The World
Aug. 14 2014 4:49 PMMaliki Agrees to Step Aside, Taking Fears of Military Coup With Him
The World
Aug. 13 2014 2:13 PMWhen Are Boots on the Ground not “Boots on the Ground”? U.S. Considers Iraq Rescue Operation.
The World
Aug. 11 2014 4:34 PMThink Things Are Bad in Iraq Now? If There’s a Coup, They Will Get Much, Much Worse.
Politics
July 25 2014 11:14 AMA Budget Cut by Any Other NamePaul Ryan is promising his sweeping poverty reforms won’t mean less money for the poor. History says otherwise.
Politics
July 10 2014 4:33 PMBlood on the Fourth of JulyChicago’s deadly, gun-fueled holiday weekend was only marginally worse than last year’s deadly, gun-fueled holiday weekend.
Politics
June 30 2014 9:07 AMA City of ConvictsThe statistical sleight of hand that makes the U.S. crime rate seem lower than it really is.
Politics
June 10 2014 12:15 PMYes, We Cannabis Has the legalization of marijuana in America become inevitable?
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.”
Politics
Aug. 21 2014 8:56 PMEverything That Went Wrong in FergusonA timeline of the authorities’ many missteps in the aftermath of Michael Brown’s death.
Politics
Aug. 18 2014 11:04 PMCan Anyone Fix the Ferguson Police Department?It needs to be overhauled. It takes time, but it can be done. 
Slate Archives
Aug. 15 2014 12:12 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week? A Lot.Senior writer Josh Voorhees shares the smartest and most insightful stories of the past week.
The World
Aug. 13 2014 9:54 PMThings Are Getting Much Better on Mount Sinjar Thanks to U.S. Efforts, Pentagon Says
The World
Aug. 12 2014 6:03 PMIraq’s Maliki Thinks He Can Ignore the Country’s Constitution. After All, He’s Done It Before.
Politics
July 28 2014 7:35 PMHeat or EatHouse Republicans looking to slash food stamps are determined to close a loophole that doesn’t exist.
Politics
July 20 2014 9:30 PMFire StarterThe West’s wildfires will likely get worse before they get better.
Politics
July 7 2014 4:50 PMObama’s Border BetThe president says there’s a “humanitarian crisis” at the border—so why is he treating it as a simple immigration problem?
Politics
June 17 2014 11:53 PMHeavyweight ChampsThe Republicans who want to cut Michelle Obama’s healthy school lunches come from some of the most obese states in the union.
Politics
June 3 2014 4:49 PMThe White House’s Clever New Way to Sell Americans on Tackling Climate Change

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Oct. 1 2014 8:34 AM Going Private To undertake a massively ambitious energy project, you don’t need the government anymore.
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Oct. 1 2014 9:13 AM What Is It Like to Be an Egyptologist?
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Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.