John Dickerson
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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.

Political Gabfest
July 1 2016 1:46 PMStephen Colbert Has One Big Question About the 2016 Presidential CampaignAnd it’s: “What the hell is going on?”
Political Gabfest
June 16 2016 7:40 PMThe “Brexit Pursued by a Bear” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Orlando, the U.K.’s upcoming Brexit vote, and whether anti-Trump Democrats should protest the GOP convention.
Political Gabfest
June 9 2016 6:15 PMThe “Textbook Definition of Racism” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Republican Party amid Trump’s judge comments, Clinton clinching the nomination, and the Stanford rape case.
Political Gabfest
May 26 2016 5:32 PMThe Weiner EditionListen to Slate’s show about Clinton scandals new and old, the fascinating Anthony Weiner documentary, and Peter Thiel funding Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker.
Political Gabfest
May 19 2016 5:25 PMThe “I Threw a Chair in Reno Just to Watch It Fly” EditionListen to Slate’s show about a potential Democratic Party crackup, new Trump shenanigans, and the Supreme Court’s (non)decision in Zubik v. Burwell.
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May 12 2016 5:10 PMThe “Goofy Elizabeth Warren” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Trump’s escalating conflicts with Paul Ryan and Elizabeth Warren, pending legal action on North Carolina’s HB2, and Facebook’s news algorithm.
Political Gabfest
May 6 2016 1:11 PMWhich Candidate Is the Best Sweet Talker? Slate’s Political Gabfest performs a parody of what a contested convention would have looked like—using candy bars! 
Political Gabfest
April 29 2016 4:38 PMA SCOTUS Justice Version of Mount RushmoreThe Political Gabfest shares its picks and answers listener questions live in Atlanta.
Political Gabfest
April 25 2016 1:59 PMThe Changing Face of Our CurrencyThe Political Gabfest examines the faces of the American dollar. 
Political Gabfest
April 15 2016 12:54 PMWhat #NeverTrump Can Learn From This Spooky 1964 Campaign Ad The Political Gabfest examines a surprisingly topical attack ad from LBJ’s 1964 race against Barry Goldwater.
Whistlestop
April 12 2016 11:21 AMStand Up for AmericaIn 1968, Alabama Gov. George Wallace appealed to segregationists and blue-collar workers during his presidential bid as a third-party candidate.
Political Gabfest
April 8 2016 9:34 AMThe “Does Bernie Sanders Know Anything About Anything?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Trump’s decline, Sanders’ triumph, and SCOTUS’ decision in One Person, One Vote.
Political Gabfest
March 31 2016 5:35 PMThe “Corey’s Gory Story” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Donald Trump’s recent attacks on women, the delegate math for the Democratic race, and President Obama’s scolding of the media.
Whistlestop
March 23 2016 11:16 AMGoldwater’s Contested Convention—How 2016 Is Like 1964In 1964, despite the efforts of many establishment Republicans, Sen. Barry Goldwater clinched the GOP nomination for president.
Political Gabfest
March 17 2016 5:30 PMThe “Rough Them Up” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the latest Super Tuesday results, the violence at Trump rallies, and President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court.
Political Gabfest
June 20 2016 2:48 PMAre You Stuck Wearing Suit Jackets in the Summer Heat?Slate staffers share how they dress professionally on the campaign trail.
Political Gabfest
June 13 2016 12:41 PMWhat Is the (((Echo)))?Twitter has become an echo chamber of parentheses—but what do they mean?
Political Gabfest
May 31 2016 12:25 PMShould the Statute of Limitations Apply to the Bill Cosby Case?The Political Gabfest debates the sexual assault charges brought against Bill Cosby 12 years ago.
Political Gabfest
May 23 2016 5:46 PMShould We Cancel the Olympics?The Political Gabfest hosts share their thoughts on whether the 2016 Olympics in Rio should be canceled.
Political Gabfest
May 16 2016 3:01 PMWho Is Ben Rhodes?The Political Gabfest takes a closer look at Ben Rhodes—a national security adviser to Obama.
Politics
May 12 2016 4:34 PMNever GoldwaterThe attempt to wrest the 1964 GOP nomination from the Arizona senator and the birth of the modern GOP.
Political Gabfest
May 5 2016 4:46 PMThe “Suspending My Campaign” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Donald Trump as Republican nominee, SCOTUS’ hearing of McDonnell v. United States, and Yale not renaming Calhoun College.
Political Gabfest
April 28 2016 7:03 PMThe “Live from Georgia” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the most recent Super Tuesday results and their effect on the presidential race.
Political Gabfest
April 22 2016 10:43 AMThe “Dreaming of 1237” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the New York primary results and the Supreme Court’s hearing of the pivotal immigration case United States v. Texas.
Political Gabfest
April 14 2016 5:34 PMThe “Count Me Out” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the New York primary, Paul Ryan’s rejection of a possible presidential nomination, and the fallout from North Carolina’s LGBT-discriminatory law.
Political Gabfest
April 8 2016 6:31 PMThe Political Gabfest Analyzes the Significance of the Panama PapersThe hosts take a closer look at the information leak.
Political Gabfest
April 1 2016 12:41 PMThe Political Gabfest Designs Mount Rushmore Part 2Who are the four American greats that we should feature on a Mount Rushmore remake?
Political Gabfest
March 24 2016 5:29 PMThe “Patrolling and Securing” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the bombing in Brussels, the temperature of the presidential race, and Zubik v. Burwell.
Political Gabfest
March 21 2016 10:29 AMWho We’re Reading Right NowWhich writers best capture the pulse of American politics? 
Political Gabfest
March 14 2016 3:47 PMWhat We Like About These Despicable PrimariesThe Political Gabfest finds the good in the 2016 presidential race. 

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