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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. Follow him on Twitter.

Political Gabfest
Sept. 20 2013 12:25 PMThe Washington on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown GabfestListen to Slate's show about mass shootings and gun control, the looming government shutdown, and the pope's startling interview.
Politics
Sept. 18 2013 4:12 PMTweeting From the TrailHow to save presidential campaign coverage before 2016.
Politics
Sept. 11 2013 12:29 AMObama’s PleaThe president spoke movingly of Syrian suffering, but didn’t give Congress strong arguments for convincing Americans why we must act.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 6 2013 2:45 PMThe "Now, I Asked You So Nicely to Go to War" GabfestListen to Slate's show about Obama’s Syria gamble, states defying the feds on guns and pot, and why campaign journalism is broken.
Politics
Sept. 3 2013 6:37 PMHawks, Doves, Fence Sitters There are 18 kinds of Syria bombing opponents in Congress, and 12 kinds of bombing supporters. 
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Aug. 28 2013 6:53 PMObama’s War of WordsPresident Obama was supposed to be the wise and careful communicator. On Syria, his words have done nothing but corner himself.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 23 2013 1:55 PMThe "Washington Is Really Not So Bad" EditionListen to Slate's show about what works in Washington. Plus, what Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk says about modern war.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 2 2013 11:43 AMThe "Friend of My Enemy Is Not Aiding My Enemy" GabfestListen to Slate's show about the Bradley Manning verdict, Edward Snowden’s move, and the latest NSA revelations. Plus, the specter of Clinton fatigue.
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July 29 2013 2:13 PMIn No Mood for CompromiseHow this fall’s budget fights could spell doom for comprehensive immigration reform.
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July 24 2013 11:40 AMThe Summer of Self-HateWith Washington gridlocked, Obama and the Republicans are heading into the heartlands to blame the other side and the place they call home.
Family
July 22 2013 5:30 AMMy Daughter Went Away to Camp and ChangedHow do I catch up?
Political Gabfest
July 19 2013 3:03 PMThe “Do You Live in This Town?” GabfestListen to Slate's show about #ThisTown and how the Senate dodged the nuclear option. Plus, the acquittal of George Zimmerman.
Sports Nut
July 17 2013 1:49 PMThe Five Baseball Dad CommandmentsA sign that perfectly captures the loutish behavior of overzealous Little League parents.
Political Gabfest
July 12 2013 1:10 PMThe "Come Back Eliot, All Is Forgiven" GabfestListen to Slate's show about the Egyptian coup Obama can’t call a coup. Plus, Eliot Spitzer’s would-be redemption, and what adults might learn at summer camp.
Politics
July 8 2013 7:50 PMForget and ForgiveEliot Spitzer wants New Yorkers to give him the one thing he has never shown anyone else: forgiveness.
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Sept. 19 2013 5:51 PMThe GOP’s Suicide SqueezeHouse Republicans aren't just courting disaster. They're helping President Obama make the case that they were the problem all along.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 13 2013 12:37 PMThe Putin Ex Machina GabfestListen to Slate's show about Obama's swerving Syria policy, the New York City mayoral primary, and a twerking hoax video.
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Sept. 9 2013 1:27 PMObama in the BoxWhy the president’s arguments for striking Syria are constraining his ability to strike Syria.  
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Sept. 4 2013 3:52 PMThe Syria Mission Is RiskyThe Obama administration should stop pretending it’s easy.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 30 2013 12:13 PMThe Terrifying, Looming, Touching-the-Void Awfulness GabfestListen to Slate's show about why Obama might bomb Syria. Also, the fall forecast for U.S. politics, and the lessons of summer vacation.
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Aug. 27 2013 1:17 PMThe GOP’s New Paths to PowerWhy the Republican Party’s old bulls in the Senate are desperate to get the support of the party’s young bucks.
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Aug. 2 2013 8:33 PMWhy Republicans Can’t RelaxThey must survive a permanent campaign environment in overdrive—and that also explains why so little is getting done.
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July 31 2013 1:05 PMThe Danger of Clinton FatigueHillary Clinton invites drama, even when she does nothing at all. Will voters tire of it before 2016 rolls around? Will she?
Political Gabfest
July 26 2013 11:31 AMThe "Hey Sucker, You'll Never Ever Make Partner" GabfestListen to Slate's show about more Weiner sexting and yet another budget showdown. Plus, the future of Big Law.
Politics
July 23 2013 12:53 PMThe Good ShepherdWhy House Speaker John Boehner has no choice but to lead from behind.
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July 19 2013 6:35 PM“Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me”President Obama’s remarks on race are what his election always promised: His best attempt to knit Americans together.
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July 17 2013 8:07 PMThe GOP’s Wild WestLiz Cheney’s challenge to the solid conservative credentials of Sen. Mike Enzi is a headache the Republican Party didn’t need.
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July 12 2013 8:33 PMGet a RoomThe end of bipartisanship is when Democrats and Republicans can’t even agree to enter the room to make a deal.
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July 9 2013 8:11 PMThe Immigration ImpasseWhy the GOP can't decide if immigration reform will be its death or its salvation.
Political Gabfest
July 8 2013 2:05 PMThe “Is Hillary Too Old?” GabfestListen to Slate's show about immigration reform’s path through the House, Hillary Clinton’s age, and the legacy of Gettysburg.

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