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John Dickerson is a Slate political columnist and author of On Her Trail. Read his series on the presidency and on risk.

Political Gabfest
May 8 2015 11:53 AMThe “Je Suis Pam Geller” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Pamela Geller’s Muslim-baiting “Draw Muhammad” event, the unlikely diversity of the GOP presidential field, and the Jade Helm 15 conspiracy.
Political Gabfest
May 1 2015 11:06 AMThe “Can I Get Some of That Clinton Cash?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the unexplained death of Freddie Gray, the Supreme Court’s gay marriage and death penalty cases, and the week in Democratic politics.
Whistlestop
April 29 2015 12:02 PMThe Mulligan LettersSlate's podcast about campaign history reminds us that Hillary Clinton wasn't the first front-runner to wrestle with a correspondence scandal. 
Political Gabfest
April 24 2015 11:48 AMThe “Would You Attend a Gay Wedding?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Europe’s burgeoning immigration crisis, the Koch brothers’ vacillating views on Gov. Scott Walker, and the Supreme Court’s gay marriage cases.
Politics
April 20 2015 8:23 PMSenators Need Not ApplyDo Republicans really think governors make better presidents?
Politics
April 14 2015 7:55 PMManufacturing AuthenticityWhat Hillary Clinton has going for her that other candidates don’t.
Politics
April 12 2015 7:22 PMHillary Clinton’s Opening PitchHer presidential announcement offered warmth, hope, and a champion for “everyday Americans.”
Whistlestop
April 8 2015 9:28 AMEisenhower, Taft, and the Wizard of OozeSlate’s new podcast about campaign history recounts Part 2 of the acrimonious fight between Sen. Robert Taft of Ohio and Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower for the 1952 Republican presidential nomination.
Political Gabfest
April 3 2015 11:23 AMThe “So, Who Can You Discriminate Against?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran, Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and Sen. Harry Reid’s retirement.
Whistlestop
April 1 2015 11:32 AMEisenhower, Taft, and the Texas StealSlate’s new podcast about campaign history revisits the acrimonious fight between Sen. Robert Taft of Ohio and Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower for the 1952 Republican presidential nomination.
Politics
March 20 2015 9:46 PMCandidate Fatigue SyndromeThe next crop of presidential candidates is embracing every new social media tool. But is that really a good idea?
Politics
March 18 2015 8:22 PMSweating the Small StuffPeople complain about our frivolous politics. But the greater danger may be our timid campaigns.
Whistlestop
March 18 2015 10:39 AMVote for Muskie, or He’ll CrySlate’s new podcast about campaign history revisits the 1972 election, when Sen. Edmund Muskie washed away his presidential ambitions with tears of anger.
Political Gabfest
March 13 2015 2:42 PMThe “Is it ‘Dear Ali’ or ‘Dear Ayatollah’ or ‘Dear Mullah’?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the GOP’s letter to Iran, Hillary Clinton’s press conference, and the racist SAE chant.
Whistlestop
March 11 2015 12:01 PMThe Art of Political Umbrage-TakingSlate’s new podcast about presidential history revisits the election of 1840, when William Henry Harrison became the first candidate to actually campaign for the job.
Politics
May 5 2015 6:56 PMPick OneSome conservatives are trying to unify the GOP around a single candidate—if only they could agree on the same one.
Politics
April 30 2015 6:41 PMNot Weakened With BernieHow Bernie Sanders running for president helps Hillary Clinton.
Politics
April 24 2015 7:33 PMFirst PrinciplesClinton began her campaign by denouncing the big money flowing into politics. That just got a lot harder for her to talk about.
Whistlestop
April 22 2015 8:33 AMMa, Ma, Where’s My Pa?Slate’s new podcast about campaign history tells the salacious tale of the love child that nearly cost Grover Cleveland the 1884 election.
Political Gabfest
April 17 2015 10:28 AMThe “Chicken in Every Burrito Bowl” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the recently launched presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Sen. Marco Rubio, and Congress’s bipartisan consensus on Iran legislation.
Politics
April 14 2015 9:29 AMBig TalkerMarco Rubio’s candidacy—much like Obama’s—will rest on the power of words.
Political Gabfest
April 10 2015 2:50 PMThe Live at the Bell House EditionListen to Slate’s show about the murder of Walter Scott, the presidential ambitions of Sen. Rand Paul, and the 150th anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Politics
April 7 2015 5:09 PMFired UpRand Paul is running Obama’s presidential campaign all over again.
Politics
April 2 2015 1:16 PMThe Presidential Job ApplicationSeven questions we should ask anyone who wants to be president.
Politics
March 30 2015 5:52 PMCan Ted Cruz Play Well With Others?The Texas senator’s biggest problem is that he is known more for causing disorder than genuine accomplishments.
Political Gabfest
March 20 2015 11:29 AMThe “Welcome Back, Vladimir” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Israeli elections, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s return, and Rep. Aaron Schock’s resignation.
Political Gabfest
March 18 2015 1:50 PMThe “Business of Lifehacking” Bonus SegmentDavid, John, and Betsy discuss how to make life easier for everyone.
Politics
March 17 2015 2:31 PMWhy Paul Ryan Should Host a Poverty SummitThe Republican leader could create a venue for presidential candidates to talk about the issues they would otherwise ignore.
Politics
March 12 2015 6:54 PMThe Iowa AntidoteIf Hillary Clinton wants to get past her email troubles, she should get herself to Iowa.
Politics
March 10 2015 8:06 PMSo ClintonHillary Clinton and her team don’t appear to have learned anything since the last time.

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