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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.

Politics
March 30 2015 5:52 PMCan Ted Cruz Play Well With Others?The Texas senator’s biggest problem is that he is known more for causing disorder than genuine accomplishments.
Political Gabfest
March 20 2015 11:29 AMThe “Welcome Back, Vladimir” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Israeli elections, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s return, and Rep. Aaron Schock’s resignation.
Political Gabfest
March 18 2015 1:50 PMThe “Business of Lifehacking” Bonus SegmentDavid, John, and Betsy discuss how to make life easier for everyone.
Politics
March 17 2015 2:31 PMWhy Paul Ryan Should Host a Poverty SummitThe Republican leader could create a venue for presidential candidates to talk about the issues they would otherwise ignore.
Politics
March 12 2015 6:54 PMThe Iowa AntidoteIf Hillary Clinton wants to get past her email troubles, she should get herself to Iowa.
Politics
March 10 2015 8:06 PMSo ClintonHillary Clinton and her team don’t appear to have learned anything since the last time.
Politics
March 6 2015 5:00 PMThe Republican Race for IowaEvery GOP presidential candidate is making a play for the Hawkeye State. That’s something we haven’t seen in a long time.
Politics
March 3 2015 7:16 PMCommand, Control, DeleteHow Clinton’s team responds to questions about her private email account will tell us a lot about how the Clinton White House would operate.
Politics
Feb. 27 2015 5:48 PMIn Defense of Scott WalkerHe didn’t compare unions to ISIS. He just said something foolish.
Politics
Feb. 26 2015 7:55 PMThe Evolution of Chris ChristieHe was once the establishment candidate. Now he’ll be whatever it takes to stay in the race.
Whistlestop
Feb. 23 2015 12:52 PMReagan’s Nashua MomentSlate’s new podcast about presidential campaign history revisits Ronald Reagan’s show-stealing performance at a 1980 Republican debate.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 20 2015 10:37 AMThe “Does President Obama Love America?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about President Obama’s immigration defeat, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s higher education budget battle, and Republicans’ assault on Obama’s foreign policy.
Politics
Feb. 13 2015 6:24 PMObama’s Third Term?Why it’s so hard for Hillary Clinton to shake that charge.  
Political Gabfest
Feb. 6 2015 11:49 AMThe “Vaxxers, Taxers, and Just the Facts-ers” EditionListen to Slate’s show about anti-vaxxers, President Obama’s budget proposal, and Brian Williams’ fictionalized war reporting.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 4 2015 12:56 PMThe “Do You Think Blogging Is a Form of Addiction?” Bonus SegmentDavid, Emily, and John discuss Andrew Sullivan and his retirement from blogging.
Politics
March 20 2015 9:46 PMCandidate Fatigue SyndromeThe next crop of presidential candidates is embracing every new social media tool. But is that really a good idea?
Politics
March 18 2015 8:22 PMSweating the Small StuffPeople complain about our frivolous politics. But the greater danger may be our timid campaigns.
Whistlestop
March 18 2015 10:39 AMVote for Muskie, or He’ll CrySlate’s new podcast about campaign history revisits the 1972 election, when Sen. Edmund Muskie washed away his presidential ambitions with tears of anger.
Political Gabfest
March 13 2015 2:42 PMThe “Is it ‘Dear Ali’ or ‘Dear Ayatollah’ or ‘Dear Mullah’?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the GOP’s letter to Iran, Hillary Clinton’s press conference, and the racist SAE chant.
Whistlestop
March 11 2015 12:01 PMThe Art of Political Umbrage-TakingSlate’s new podcast about presidential history revisits the election of 1840, when William Henry Harrison became the first candidate to actually campaign for the job.
Politics
March 9 2015 3:22 PMReality BitesHillary Clinton says she brings real-world experience. So when is she going to get serious about the questions over her private email account?
Whistlestop
March 4 2015 7:08 AMGeorge Romney’s “Ghetto Tour”Slate’s new podcast about presidential campaign history revisits Michigan Gov. George Romney’s 1967 listening tour of America’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods.
Political Gabfest
March 3 2015 1:39 PMThe “Most Pleasurable Portrayal of Libertarianism” Bonus SegmentDavid, Emily, and John discuss what Parks and Recreation got right about government.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 27 2015 1:03 PMThe “Bibi, Vidi, Vici” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Supreme Court’s Obamacare case, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming visit, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s presidential campaign.
Politics
Feb. 23 2015 7:00 PMScott Walker’s First Big ChanceThe Wisconsin governor could have raised his profile. Instead, he chose to pass.
Politics
Feb. 20 2015 7:33 PMFreshman Foreign PolicyWhy Marco Rubio’s claims of foreign affairs expertise may not succeed as well as Barack Obama’s. 
Politics
Feb. 18 2015 9:21 PMThe New World OrderJeb Bush’s foreign policy vision: Sound confident and compliment his brother.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 13 2015 11:04 AMThe “Happy Valentine’s Day, Judge Moore” EditionListen to Slate's show about the marriage equality confusion in Alabama, whether we should forgive Brian Williams, and Emily Bazelon's story about a campus sexual assault charge.
Politics
Feb. 4 2015 7:29 PMPoor EffortHow candidates would campaign about poverty if they really cared about poverty.
Politics
Feb. 2 2015 5:50 PMThe Moment of TruthWhy a candidate’s stumbles aren’t what matter most.  

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