John Dickerson
John Dickerson John Dickerson

John Dickerson is a Slate political columnist, the moderator of CBS’s Face the Nation, and author of Whistlestop and On Her Trail

Politics
Dec. 11 2015 4:46 PMThe Coming Ted Cruz and Donald Trump ShowdownThe Texas senator has shown some impressive restraint in how he’s approached the fight of his life.
Politics
Dec. 8 2015 2:20 PMTrump’s Rivals’ Condemnation Won’t Be What Weakens HimHis GOP rivals still see it as too risky to fully cast him off.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 4 2015 11:54 AMThe “Everything Is Absolutely Terrible” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the tragic Colorado Springs and San Bernardino shootings, the challenges of the Paris climate conference, and the demand for change in Chicago.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 30 2015 2:50 PMThe “Slightly Sad Breakfast” Bonus SegmentThe Political Gabfest hosts consider fresh food ideas to shake up Emily Bazelon’s morning routine.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 23 2015 12:57 PMThe “Successively Bad Smoothies” Bonus SegmentHow did John Dickerson prepare for his role as the moderator of the second Democratic debate?
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 20 2015 9:00 AMThe “Podcast Feud” Bonus SegmentThe hosts of the Political Gabfest, Culture Gabfest, and Hang Up and Listen face off in a Slate-y version of Family Feud
Whistlestop
Nov. 11 2015 9:27 AMJFK in West VirginiaIn 1960, Kennedy demonstrated that in primary season, what doesn’t kill candidates makes them stronger.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 9 2015 5:30 PMThe “Things That Aren’t True” Bonus SegmentThe Political Gabfest crew applauds Emily Bazelon for her coverage of a recent Stanford sexual assault case. 
Politics
Nov. 5 2015 8:14 PMThe Family BusinessJeb Bush probably wishes his father and brother weren’t discussing their presidencies while he is struggling to reach the same heights. 
Political Gabfest
Oct. 30 2015 10:58 AMThe “Jeb With a Sad, Droopy Exclamation Point!” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the third Republican debate, the bipartisan budget deal, and another violent arrest of a black citizen by a white police officer.
Politics
Oct. 28 2015 12:20 PMWhat the GOP’s Top Candidates Must Do in Their Third DebateThe biggest question may be if Donald Trump can get Ben Carson to fight back.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Oct. 26 2015 8:30 AMThe “Voluminous Ocean of Fails” Bonus SegmentThe Mom and Dad Are Fighting crew is live from D.C. to share their best and worst parenting experiences.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Oct. 22 2015 12:04 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Live From Basically the White House EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast discuss politics, politicians, and pop culture.
Politics
Oct. 19 2015 3:56 PMBrothers in ArmsJeb Bush didn’t want to be defined by his brother. Now he wants to get him back in the race.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 16 2015 1:15 PMThe “Sick and Tired of Your Damn Emails” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Democratic debate, whether Paul Ryan should run for speaker, and Wisconsin’s possible landmark gun control case.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 11 2015 11:22 AMThe “Is He Mussolini or Hitler?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering America and the Supreme Court’s affirmative action and “one person, one vote” cases.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 7 2015 12:47 PMThe “Billionaire Olympics” Bonus SegmentThe Gabfest hosts discuss Mark Zuckerberg’s recent financial venture, the birth of his daughter, and “advancing human potential.”
Whistlestop
Dec. 2 2015 10:08 AMWhistlestop: Fighting the Wimp FactorIn 1988, George H.W. Bush had an image problem. His handlers beat it by spinning the image … of his opponent.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 27 2015 7:02 AMThe “Thousands Were Cheering” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Donald Trump lying uncontrollably, the backlash against Syrian refugees, and Princeton University’s potentially erasing Woodrow Wilson’s name from its campus.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 20 2015 11:38 AMThe “I’m Not Throwing Away My Shot” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Paris terrorist attacks, the Supreme Court’s new abortion case, and the multifaceted genius of the Broadway musical Hamilton.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 18 2015 2:21 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Live From Broadway” EditionSlate’s megapodcast on the Paris attacks, Master of None, the Russian doping scandal, and an interview with the stars of Hamilton.
Politics
Nov. 11 2015 2:14 AMThe Philosophy of EconomicsThe fourth GOP presidential debate got downright philosophical.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 6 2015 12:26 PMThe “Predator in the Bathroom” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the conservatives’ victories in the off-year elections, the Republican revolt in the GOP primary debates, and the increasing death rates for middle-aged white Americans.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 2 2015 2:47 PM“The Infernal Amount of Noise” Bonus SegmentSlate’s Political Gabfest discusses Chris Christie’s quiet car violation.
Politics
Oct. 29 2015 12:40 AMWhy Rubio WonThe Florida senator was agile, quick, and he showed that he was made of tougher stuff.
Whistlestop
Oct. 28 2015 11:04 AMWaiting for MarioThe nail-biting story of the maybe-candidate with “no plans to make plans” … until the bitter end.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 23 2015 8:24 PMThe “11 Hours and She Didn’t Flinch” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Hillary Clinton testifying on Benghazi, Jeb Bush fighting with Donald Trump over George W. Bush, and disquieting claims about the dire state of the Democratic Party.
Politics
Oct. 22 2015 9:50 AMThe Long GoodbyeJoe Biden ended his political career with a plea that few will likely honor.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 16 2015 6:40 PMThe “I Dare You Not to Wear a Tie” Bonus SegmentSlate’s Political Gabfesters discuss men’s fashion in American politics.
Whistlestop
Oct. 14 2015 11:38 AMFeeling Your PainWhere did our fixation with the empathetic capacity of presidential candidates come from?

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