HOME / Politics : Who's winning, who's losing, and why. Go for the Throat! Why if he wants to transform American politics, Obama must declare war on the Republican Party. By John Dickerson|Posted Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at 6:13 PM Tweet Tweet MYSLATE Save this story. Follow all Politics articles. Follow the News and Politics section. Follow stories by John Dickerson. MySlate is a new tool that lets you track your favorite parts of Slate. You can follow authors and sections, track comment threads you're interested in, and more. SLATE'S MOST VIRAL Tornado Survivor Finds Her Missing Dog in the Rubble of Her Home During a TV Interview Will the IRS's Tea Party Profiling Convince Conservatives That All Profiling Is Wrong? How did Suharto steal $35 billion? John Dickerson is Slate's chief political correspondent and author of On Her Trail. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read his series on the presidency and his series on risk. Follow him on Twitter. Click here to load comments.