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John Dickerson is a Slate political columnist, the moderator of CBS’s Face the Nation, and author of On Her Trail. Read his series on the presidency and on risk.

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?
Political Gabfest
Oct. 12 2015 4:13 PMThe “Turn Up Your Drawl” Bonus SegmentEmily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz debate the influence of regionalized accents in the political arena.
Family
Oct. 8 2015 1:15 PMI Can No Longer Get a Decent Photograph of My ChildrenThey refuse to be frozen in time, and so I can feel time slipping through my fingers.
Whistlestop
Sept. 30 2015 12:51 PMThe Biggest Debate Gaffe EverThe 1976 election was Gerald Ford’s race to lose … and he lost it.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 25 2015 11:34 AMThe “Carly, Scotty, Franny” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the sudden fall of Gov. Scott Walker, the rapid rise of Carly Fiorina, and the universal appeal of Pope Francis.
Politics
Sept. 21 2015 9:24 AMPoor DialoguePaul Ryan wants Republicans to have a serious conversation about ending poverty.
Politics
Sept. 17 2015 2:51 AMThe Highs and Lows in CNN’s Epic GOP DebateCarly Fiorina impressed the crowd, while Donald Trump got lost in it.
Politics
Sept. 15 2015 11:05 AMThe Good DoctorWhy the spat between Donald Trump and Ben Carson actually matters.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 11 2015 12:19 PMThe Completely Authentic, Totally Spontaneous, Fun-Loving Campaign Reboot EditionListen to Slate’s show about Hillary Clinton’s campaign reboot, the latest on the Iran nuclear deal, and Russia’s involvement in the Syrian civil war.
Politics
Sept. 9 2015 10:50 AMDonald Trump Isn’t Another Ross PerotThe two billionaires are actually very different.
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.
Politics
Oct. 14 2015 2:02 AMThe FighterClinton won Tuesday night’s debate by going on offense.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 9 2015 12:45 PMThe “Would You Like to Be Speaker of the House?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the chaos in the Republican Party, the upcoming Democratic debate, and the Bush brothers in South Carolina.
Politics
Oct. 7 2015 3:46 PMJoe Biden’s Big QuestionWhy are you running?
Politics
Sept. 25 2015 2:47 PMBoehner’s Final DaysAfter the Pope, there was nothing left for the speaker of the House.
Politics
Sept. 21 2015 8:24 PMExit Stage RightScott Walker’s presidential campaign is one of the fastest flameouts in recent political memory. 
Political Gabfest
Sept. 18 2015 9:29 AMThe Live From San Francisco EditionListen to Slate’s show about the second Republican presidential debate and the possible government shutdown. Plus, a conversation with productivity guru Merlin Mann.
Whistlestop
Sept. 16 2015 7:01 AMDonald Trump vs. Ross PerotSlate’s podcast about presidential campaign history compares the presidential ambitions of two ego-driven billionaires.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 15 2015 10:51 AMThe “Big Gold Doors” Bonus SegmentJohn Dickerson, Julia Ioffe, and David Plotz discuss Donald Trump’s White House ambitions and the role of ex-presidents.
Politics
Sept. 11 2015 11:10 AMThe Real Joe BidenWhen so many politicians want to appear “authentic,” the vice president offers something rare: the power of personal example.
Politics
Sept. 4 2015 11:12 AMThe Trump TestHow Republican candidates respond to the Donald tells us a lot about what kind of presidents they would be.

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