John Dickerson
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John Dickerson is a Slate political columnist and author of On Her Trail. Read his series on the presidency and on risk.

Political Gabfest
July 24 2015 10:29 AMThe “Who Will Donald Trump Insult Next?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and John Kasich, Sandra Bland, and President Obama’s plan to close Guantánamo Bay.
Whistlestop
July 22 2015 4:56 PMThe Worst Answer to “Why Do You Want to Be President?” in Campaign HistorySlate’s podcast about presidential campaign history remembers when Ted Kennedy challenged incumbent President Jimmy Carter for the Democratic nomination in 1980.
Political Gabfest
July 17 2015 9:56 AMThe John Kerry Is Polishing His Nobel Peace Prize EditionListen to Slate’s show about Obama’s Iran nuclear deal, Scott Walker’s presidential candidacy, and the controversy over an undercover Planned Parenthood video.
Politics
July 13 2015 10:51 PMThe Audacity to WinScott Walker wants to be the GOP’s bold, safe choice. 
Politics
July 9 2015 10:35 PMLoss LeaderDonald Trump must really want to be president. Because he is letting his brand take a beating.
Politics
July 8 2015 4:53 PMA Matter of TrustHillary Clinton doesn’t like questions about her emailing habits, but they are utterly legitimate questions to ask. 
Politics
July 2 2015 8:08 PMChris Christie’s Hard TruthsThe New Jersey governor wants to “tell it like it is.” That isn’t the whole truth.
Political Gabfest
June 26 2015 3:36 PMThe “Wait! There’s Marriage Equality!” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry.
Politics
June 25 2015 5:13 PM“That’s Why We Do What We Do”Obama’s health care triumph at the Supreme Court reminds him why he got into this business.
Technology
June 24 2015 11:20 AMLeft to Our Own DevicesThe man blocking the entrance to the subway so he can check his phone, and what to do about him.
Politics
June 15 2015 8:48 PMJeb Bush Makes It OfficialThe former Florida governor covered all his bases as he entered the race.
Politics
June 12 2015 12:55 PMOne Tough MotherHillary Clinton’s campaign is going to sell her as a fighter like no other.
Politics
June 11 2015 1:39 PMPhoto-Op Foreign PolicyWhy presidential candidates traveling overseas doesn’t tell us much.
Behind the Scenes
June 10 2015 1:37 PMHow to Turn a Hotel Room Into an OfficeI spend a lot of my life in hotels. My tips for working on the road.
Political Gabfest
June 5 2015 12:50 PMThe “This Gabfest Is On Background” EditionListen to Slate’s show about a pair of U.S. Supreme Court First Amendment cases, Hillary Clinton’s “on-background” briefings, and Caitlyn Jenner.
Politics
July 22 2015 8:05 PMA Jackass in a HailstormBy Donald Trump’s logic, John Kasich should be beating him.
Politics
July 20 2015 6:59 PMThe TrumpeterDonald Trump is unlikely to be president for many reasons. One is his lack of modesty.
Politics
July 16 2015 9:14 AMGoing the DistanceScott Walker has a disciplined stump speech that delights conservatives. And he can deliver it in his sleep.
Political Gabfest
July 10 2015 10:23 AMThe “How Many Pushups Should the President Be Able to Do?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about political polling, Hulk Hogan vs. Gawker vs. the First Amendment, and what questions we should be asking our presidential candidates.
Whistlestop
July 8 2015 4:58 PMBill Clinton, There for You Till the Last Dog DiesSlate’s podcast about presidential campaign history explains how Bill Clinton earned the nickname the Comeback Kid during the 1992 Democratic primary.
Politics
July 7 2015 2:43 PMThe GOP’s Border WarDonald Trump and Jeb Bush are polar opposites on immigration. Where on the spectrum will the GOP fall?
Politics
June 26 2015 7:59 PMObama TransformedThe remarkable week that roused the president from dejection and inspired a stirring call to action. 
Political Gabfest
June 26 2015 10:31 AMThe “Jiggery-Pokery” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act, the meaning and symbolism of the Confederate flag, and Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change.
Whistlestop
June 25 2015 12:10 PMTruman Defeats Dewey, an Upset for the AgesSlate’s podcast about presidential campaign history explains how Harry Truman pulled off an improbable victory over Thomas Dewey in the election of 1948.
Political Gabfest
June 19 2015 11:09 AMThe “I Would Build A Great Wall” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the massacre at Emanuel AME Church, the presidential aspirations of both Jeb Bush and Donald Trump, and the increasingly effective campaign of Bernie Sanders.
Politics
June 13 2015 7:13 PMA Fighter Takes Center StageHillary Clinton’s first major campaign event was heavy on policy proposals and the promise to fight until the end.
Political Gabfest
June 12 2015 11:49 AMThe “I’m Defaulting on My Student Loans” EditionListen to Slate's show about the Supreme Court’s “Jerusalem passport” case, Hillary Clinton’s mobilization strategy, and America’s student loan crisis.
Political Gabfest
June 10 2015 5:57 PMThe “Most Influential Books We’ve Read” Bonus SegmentDavid, John, and Emily discuss their favorite life-changing books.
Whistlestop
June 10 2015 11:06 AMOne of the Great Train Wrecks of All TimeSlate’s podcast about campaign history looks back at George McGovern’s disastrous handling of the Eagleton Affair in 1972.
Education
June 2 2015 11:11 AMSlate Voice: “To the Teacher Who Changed My Life”Listen to John Dickerson read about the 10th-grade English teacher who changed his life, and how he got to say “thank you” before his teacher died.

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