John Dickerson
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John Dickerson is Slate's chief political correspondent and author of On Her Trail. Read his series on the presidency and on risk.

Politics
Feb. 27 2015 5:48 PMIn Defense of Scott WalkerHe didn’t compare unions to ISIS. He just said something foolish.
Politics
Feb. 26 2015 7:55 PMThe Evolution of Chris ChristieHe was once the establishment candidate. Now he’ll be whatever it takes to stay in the race.
Whistlestop
Feb. 23 2015 12:52 PMReagan’s Nashua MomentSlate’s new podcast about presidential campaign history revisits Ronald Reagan’s show-stealing performance at a 1980 Republican debate.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 20 2015 10:37 AMThe “Does President Obama Love America?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about President Obama’s immigration defeat, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s higher education budget battle, and Republicans’ assault on Obama’s foreign policy.
Politics
Feb. 13 2015 6:24 PMObama’s Third Term?Why it’s so hard for Hillary Clinton to shake that charge.  
Political Gabfest
Feb. 6 2015 11:49 AMThe “Vaxxers, Taxers, and Just the Facts-ers” EditionListen to Slate’s show about anti-vaxxers, President Obama’s budget proposal, and Brian Williams’ fictionalized war reporting.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 4 2015 12:56 PMThe “Do You Think Blogging Is a Form of Addiction?” Bonus SegmentDavid, Emily, and John discuss Andrew Sullivan and his retirement from blogging.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 30 2015 11:41 AMThe “Can You Buy a President for $889 Million” EditionListen to Slate's show about the Koch brothers’ $889 million commitment to the 2016 elections, the Supreme Court’s death penalty case, and Jonathan Chait’s essay about political correctness.
Politics
Jan. 28 2015 7:16 PMThe Fighting HawkeyesWhy Hillary Clinton needs to fight hard for Iowa.
Politics
Jan. 23 2015 7:09 PMIowa’s Early BirdsRepublican presidential candidates are trying to figure out the secret of success in the Hawkeye State.
Politics
Jan. 21 2015 1:36 AMA Man in FullPresident Obama delivered a strong partisan speech that roiled Republicans even as it sought to win over everyone else.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 16 2015 1:37 PMThe “Tom Hanks Went to Community College and So Should You” EditionListen to Slate’s Political Gabfest about the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attack, Romney 2016, and Obama’s community college initiative.
Politics
Jan. 13 2015 12:39 PMWhy Romney Wants to RunHe genuinely believes the third time could be the charm.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 9 2015 10:42 AMLe “Je Suis Charlie Hebdo” ÉditionListen to Slate's Political Gabfest about the Charlie Hebdo tragedy, the new Republican majority in both houses of Congress, and the decline in NYPD policing.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 2 2015 10:04 AMThe “Year’s Best Gabfest” EditionListen to three of the best Gabfest segments from 2014.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 27 2015 1:03 PMThe “Bibi, Vidi, Vici” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Supreme Court’s Obamacare case, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming visit, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s presidential campaign.
Politics
Feb. 23 2015 7:00 PMScott Walker’s First Big ChanceThe Wisconsin governor could have raised his profile. Instead, he chose to pass.
Politics
Feb. 20 2015 7:33 PMFreshman Foreign PolicyWhy Marco Rubio’s claims of foreign affairs expertise may not succeed as well as Barack Obama’s. 
Politics
Feb. 18 2015 9:21 PMThe New World OrderJeb Bush’s foreign policy vision: Sound confident and compliment his brother.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 13 2015 11:04 AMThe “Happy Valentine’s Day, Judge Moore” EditionListen to Slate's show about the marriage equality confusion in Alabama, whether we should forgive Brian Williams, and Emily Bazelon's story about a campus sexual assault charge.
Politics
Feb. 4 2015 7:29 PMPoor EffortHow candidates would campaign about poverty if they really cared about poverty.
Politics
Feb. 2 2015 5:50 PMThe Moment of TruthWhy a candidate’s stumbles aren’t what matter most.  
Education
Jan. 29 2015 4:55 PMTo the Teacher Who Changed My LifeThank you.
Politics
Jan. 25 2015 10:19 PMBest in ShowWisconsin’s Scott Walker outshines the competition in Iowa.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 23 2015 10:42 AMThe “Is It Rude to Fall Asleep During the State of the Union?” EditionListen to Slate’s Political Gabfest about the State of the Union address, the Supreme Court’s marriage equality cases, and the depiction of LBJ in the movie Selma.
Politics
Jan. 20 2015 11:39 AMHurry-Up OffensePresident Obama feels confident and emboldened heading into the State of the Union. Of course, so does the Republican-controlled Congress. 
Politics
Jan. 15 2015 2:37 PMWhy Rand Paul Hopes You Too Will Run for President
Politics
Jan. 9 2015 5:32 PMThe Warren CommissionIn a new focus group, voters agreed about one thing: Elizabeth Warren is one of the most intriguing contenders for 2016.
Politics
Jan. 6 2015 7:01 PMLeader of the PACJeb Bush moves a step closer to announcing his 2016 presidential bid—and keeping his promise of running a very different campaign.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 26 2014 3:40 PMThe “2014 Conundrum Show, Live in Chicago” EditionListen to the hosts of Slate's Political Gabfest tackle tough ethical, philosophical, and political questions.

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