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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.

Family
March 25 2014 11:23 PMThe Kids, They Know ThingsI used to do everything for my children. Now, they do things for me.
Politics
March 25 2014 12:00 AMThe Case for Hypothetical QuestionsThey’re the best way to learn how someone thinks. Politicians are cowards for refusing to answer them.
Politics
March 19 2014 8:52 PMTuned OutHow will candidates reach voters when they don’t watch TV and are too busy tweeting to care?
Political Gabfest
March 14 2014 1:50 PMWould Lincoln Have Done Between Two Ferns?
Politics
March 10 2014 8:20 PMRand Paul’s Preemptive StrikeThe Kentucky senator just tried to disqualify the foreign policy positions of all the GOP’s 2016 hopefuls in one swift attack. 
Political Gabfest
March 7 2014 12:47 PMThe “Do I Look Stoned?” GabfestListen to Slate's show about the crisis in Ukraine, decriminalizing marijuana, and revising the SAT.
Politics
March 5 2014 12:49 PMWhy the 1 Percent Have Nothing to Fear
Political Gabfest
Feb. 28 2014 11:48 AMIs Clarence Thomas’ Silence Disgraceful?
Politics
Feb. 24 2014 5:09 PMD.C. Email JiujitsuHow Washington political players use their email to denote power, hierarchy, and rank.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 21 2014 11:29 AMThe You're No Frank Underwood GabfestListen to Slate's show about the uprising in Kiev, a failed unionization in Tennessee, and Season 2 of House of Cards.
Politics
Feb. 14 2014 5:30 PMNow Even Obama Doesn’t Want to Run on Obamacare
Politics
Feb. 11 2014 6:47 PMIn Ruthlessness We TrustBut be careful—not all cutthroat politicians are the same.
Politics
Feb. 7 2014 7:45 PMDead on ArrivalWhy the forces trying to kill immigration reform are far stronger than those trying to keep it alive. 
Politics
Feb. 5 2014 3:32 PMObamacare’s Greatest Political Challenge Is the Uncertainty It Creates
Political Gabfest
Jan. 31 2014 2:38 PMCan Ezra Klein and Nate Silver Crack the Future of News?
Politics
March 25 2014 6:07 PMThe Gaffe of the YearThe Iowa Democrat who belittled Iowa farmers while praising lawyers.
Political Gabfest
March 21 2014 12:05 PMThe “We Are Invincible” GabfestListen to Slate’s show about Obama’s foreign policy, the looming ACA deadline, and Megan McArdle’s book The Up Side of Down.
Politics
March 18 2014 6:28 PMWhy Republicans Are Ignoring the Biggest Lesson of the 2012 Campaign
Politics
March 11 2014 9:58 PMThe Senate and the CIA at WarEven Sen. Dianne Feinstein has lost faith in America’s intelligence community.
Politics
March 7 2014 6:19 PMFighting WordsHow Republicans talk when they are arguing about their own disagreements.
Politics
March 6 2014 5:08 PMNo OffenseNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie serves up safe conservative bromides, while doing nothing to alienate the grassroots.
Live at Politics & Prose
Feb. 28 2014 6:28 PMDoes Hillary Clinton Need to “Be Real”?No. There is nothing more fake than trying to appear authentic.
Politics
Feb. 26 2014 5:30 PMNothin’ Doin’Washington’s new bipartisan consensus is to do nothing at all.
Politics
Feb. 21 2014 1:56 PMWhy the 2016 Presidential Campaign Will Be the Worst Ever
Politics
Feb. 17 2014 1:25 PMThe Monica MoratoriumIt’s in nobody’s interest to talk about Hillary Clinton’s marriage.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 14 2014 11:38 AMPlanet Money’s Adam Davidson Joins This Week’s Gabfest
Politics
Feb. 10 2014 12:09 PMHow Important are Gay Rights to President Obama?Is it important enough to ban discrimination by executive order?
Political Gabfest
Feb. 7 2014 1:20 PMThe “Take This Job and Shove It, ’Cause I've Got Obamacare” GabfestListen to Slate's show about the 2014 midterms, whether Obamacare will really reduce employment, and the 10th anniversary of Facebook.
Politics
Feb. 3 2014 2:11 PMWill Christie Go After His Opponents Personally?And the other stories to follow in the week to come.
History
Jan. 30 2014 8:20 PMExecutive ActionPresident Andrew Jackson was the first to carry a big stick.

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