John Dickerson John Dickerson

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

Books
May 8 2014 1:52 PMThe Fan in MeThe world of Bob Dylan obsessives.
Political Gabfest
May 2 2014 11:47 AMThe Go Ahead, Search My OkCupid Profile GabfestListen to Slate’s show about Donald Sterling’s racist rant, a botched execution in Oklahoma, and the Supreme Court case regarding warrantless cellphone searches.
Politics
April 29 2014 2:20 PMGeorge Washington Wanted a Simple Inauguration 225 Years Ago. No One Listened.Why the presidency has seemed like a prison ever since.
Politics
April 24 2014 8:23 PMPerry’s PerilWhy Texas Gov. Rick Perry doesn’t need to fear his special prosecutor as much as other Republican presidential hopefuls.
Politics
April 16 2014 6:29 PMObama Trolls the GOPThe refined cynicism of the president.
Politics
April 11 2014 3:55 PMSebelius’ Last JobThe outgoing health and human services secretary needs to take as much blame for the botched Obamacare website as she can strap on her back.
Politics
April 10 2014 12:19 PMYou Are No LBJ!People want Obama to be like Lyndon Johnson. Candidates pretend to have the late president’s qualities. The problem is even LBJ couldn’t be LBJ today.
Political Gabfest
April 4 2014 10:31 AMThe Live Nude Dancing at the Kitty Kat Lounge GabfestListen to Slate’s show about the Supreme Court’s latest campaign finance case, GOP budget and tax reform plans, and the play Arguendo.
Politics
March 31 2014 6:33 PMThe Bush SchismWhy a Jeb Bush presidential run would be hard on the GOP.
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.
Politics
May 7 2014 6:01 AMThe GOP Strikes BackThe Republican Party is reining in its primary debates to take control of the crazy.
Politics
April 30 2014 6:19 PMLies, Damned Lies, and Garden-Variety Self-DeceptionWhy the new Benghazi emails aren’t a “smoking gun.”  
Political Gabfest
April 25 2014 11:10 AMThe "Can You Say President Rick Perry?" GabfestListen to Slate's show about the Common Core curriculum, the Texas gubernatorial race, and the presidential ambitions of Lone Star politicians.
Political Gabfest
April 18 2014 11:27 AMHow Can We Fix the Sexual Assault Epidemic on College Campuses?
Slate Plus
April 16 2014 11:22 AMWe Wanted to Welcome You to Slate Plus… So we created these videos just for you, members!
Political Gabfest
April 11 2014 10:51 AMThe “Emily, Would You Please Stop Being So Emotional?” GabfestListen to Slate's show about a possible Jeb Bush candidacy, “emotional” female politicians, and the ethics of taking your children on the high seas.
Politics
April 9 2014 11:08 AMHillary and the Hard QuestionThe delicate art of talking about running without admitting that you are running.
Politics
April 2 2014 2:48 PMMo’ Drama ObamaHow President Obama learned the value of total panic.
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

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The XX Factor
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  Life
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Oct. 1 2014 3:24 PM Revelry (and Business) at Mohonk Photos and highlights from Slate’s annual retreat.
  Arts
Brow Beat
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  Technology
Future Tense
Oct. 1 2014 6:59 PM EU’s Next Digital Commissioner Thinks Keeping Nude Celeb Photos in the Cloud Is “Stupid”
  Health & Science
Science
Oct. 1 2014 4:03 PM Does the Earth Really Have a “Hum”? Yes, but probably not the one you’re thinking.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 1 2014 5:19 PM Bunt-a-Palooza! How bad was the Kansas City Royals’ bunt-all-the-time strategy in the American League wild-card game?