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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. 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
Jan. 29 2014 2:40 AMSlow MotionFor all of his talk of action, President Obama offered nothing but modest proposals.
Politics
Jan. 27 2014 9:59 PMObama’s MacGyver MomentThe president wants to show America what he can do with a pen, a phone, and a stick of nicotine gum.
Politics
Jan. 24 2014 11:17 AMMeet the RomneysMitt isn’t a campaign documentary as much as a home movie.
Politics
Jan. 17 2014 5:50 PMRobert Gates Says Any Good President Has to Have a Sense of Humor
Politics
Jan. 14 2014 7:43 PMThe Presidential Power ParadoxDoes the New Jersey bridge scandal actually show that Chris Christie is the perfect antidote to Barack Obama?
Politics
Jan. 9 2014 6:52 PMChristie’s Jenga TowerHis press conference was bold, but if anything he said turns out to be false, he could be finished.
Politics
Jan. 8 2014 1:28 PMWill Christie Apologize?The fate of his presidential campaign hangs on how he responds to the Fort Lee traffic scandal.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 27 2013 2:26 PMThe 2013 Conundrums GabfestListen to Slate's special year-end show about life's most confounding questions, as submitted by listeners.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 20 2013 12:02 PMShould Supreme Court Justices Make Way for the Next Generation?
Technology
Dec. 17 2013 2:02 PMNote to SelfieWe’re told that we spend too much time recording moments instead of living in them. That’s a false choice.
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.
Politics
Jan. 28 2014 1:24 PMDon’t Deliver the Same Speech!Obama needs to be creative. Here are a few ideas of how he could save the State of the Union.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 24 2014 11:48 AMWould This Documentary Have Saved Romney’s Campaign?
Politics
Jan. 21 2014 7:14 PMInaction HeroFor all the talk of getting things done, President Obama seems worn out.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 17 2014 1:10 PMThe "You're Married—Psych! You're Not Married" GabfestListen to Slate's show about Obama's NSA reform plan, gay marriage in Utah, and abortion protesters in Massachusetts.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 10 2014 11:28 AMWill the Chris Christie Bridge Story Have Legs in 2016?
Politics
Jan. 9 2014 1:48 PMBarbarians at the GatesHow the ideologues of Washington misunderstand Robert Gates’ profound new memoir.
Politics
Jan. 6 2014 3:05 PMHarry Reid Throws the First PunchWhy the majority leader came out swinging against Republicans.
Politics
Dec. 20 2013 5:46 PMMake Mistakes. Admit Them. Try Again.President Obama knows what mistakes he made in 2013. Why is he so afraid to own up to them?
Brow Beat
Dec. 17 2013 2:29 PMWhen a Very Young John Dickerson Starred in a Toothpaste Commercial With His Mom
Politics
Dec. 13 2013 6:49 PMThe Game the Senate Should PlayWe had to work together to escape from a room. Members of Congress should try it.

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  Arts
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  Technology
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