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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.

Political Gabfest
Dec. 18 2014 9:03 AMWe Were Doing It Wrong: The Very First Political GabfestWatch Emily, John, and David review their inaugural Gabfest from 2005.
Holidays
Dec. 17 2014 2:41 PMHave Yourself a Tactile Little ChristmasGift ideas for parents who want their kids to play the old-fashioned way.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 12 2014 10:26 AMThe “America’s National Shame” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the CIA torture report, the fallout from Rolling Stone’s UVA story, and The Colbert Report’s legacy.
Politics
Dec. 10 2014 11:37 AMWho’s Afraid of the Torture Report?No one.
Politics
Dec. 3 2014 7:25 PMA Blast From the PastCan Jeb Bush survive his own party?
Political Gabfest
Nov. 28 2014 11:27 AMThe “No True Bill” EditionListen to Slate's show about the refusal to indict Darren Wilson, the Facebook threat case headed to the Supreme Court, and the GOP’s strong presidential field. 
Politics
Nov. 24 2014 5:35 PMGo Ahead, Blame MePresident Obama says he understands that the next Democratic nominee will need to distance herself from him. But will he really be able to take it?
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 19 2014 10:36 AMBattle of the Slate Podcast Empire!
Hang Up And Listen
Nov. 18 2014 5:40 PMThe Superfest East, Live in Brooklyn EditionSlate’s mega-podcast on Obama’s immigration reform push, the rise of emoji, and Adam Silver’s call to legalize sports betting.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 14 2014 11:57 AMThe “President Whisperer” EditionListen to Slate’s show about another challenge to Obamacare now headed to the Supreme Court, the battle over net neutrality, and the opposition to Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett.
Politics
Nov. 5 2014 6:13 PMBent but Not BrokenPresident Obama is open to working with the new Republican Congress—within limits.
Politics
Nov. 3 2014 7:23 PMThe Governing ClassWhy the fate of Republican governors matters most for the GOP brand. 
Political Gabfest
Oct. 31 2014 1:29 PMYou, The Gabfest, and a Hotel RoomWin tickets to attend a taping of the Political Gabfest, live from David’s Chicago hotel room. 
Politics
Oct. 29 2014 9:48 PMHow to Read the WavesWill there be a Republican wave? That depends. A guide to reading the political currents.
Politics
Oct. 24 2014 8:39 PMBad HabitsWhy October’s campaign attacks explain next year’s political dysfunction.
Politics
Dec. 17 2014 5:26 PMIs Jeb Bush Ready to Run?His early moves are smart. But does he have the temperament for the modern campaign?
Politics
Dec. 15 2014 6:11 PMJeb Bush Wants You to Read His EmailAnd that may be just the beginning of a very different presidential run.
Politics
Dec. 10 2014 3:09 PMThe Refreshing Candor of Mitch McConnellHe may be cold-blooded, but the new Senate Majority Leader may be exactly what the Senate needs.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 5 2014 11:34 AMThe “I’m Pregnant, Don’t Fire Me!” EditionListen to Slate's show about recent grand jury non-indictments, Young v. UPS, and whether passing Obamacare doomed Democrats.
Politics
Dec. 2 2014 3:37 PMThe GOP’s Ferguson MomentWhy a Republican presidential hopeful may want to go to the center of the storm.
Holidays
Nov. 26 2014 10:47 AMDon’t Argue Over Thanksgiving Dinner!Solve these conundrums instead.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 21 2014 10:19 AMIs Thanksgiving a Liberal or Conservative Holiday?
Politics
Nov. 19 2014 8:31 AMThe PunisherObama came into office promising to bring people together. Now he leads with his fists.
Politics
Nov. 14 2014 3:49 PMSix Degrees of Jonathan GruberWhy the Republicans’ anger over the MIT professor’s statements about Obamacare is politically justified.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 7 2014 9:55 AMThe “Multitudinous States Incarnadine” EditionListen to Slate's show about why Republicans swept the midterms, what the results mean for both parties, and how liberal ballot measures survived the conservative wave.
Politics
Nov. 5 2014 3:52 AMO’BummerThe Republican Party ran against Obama, and the president lost big-time.
Politics
Nov. 3 2014 5:45 PMMastering the MidtermsThe questions that need answering on Election Day. 
Political Gabfest
Oct. 31 2014 10:54 AMThe “I’ll Disown You if You Marry a Republican” EditionListen to Slate's show about the final week of midterm campaign season, partyism and prejudice, and Gamergate.
Politics
Oct. 27 2014 10:14 PMThe One Thing This Election Will DecideRepublican victories will prove the president is unpopular. They won’t give Republicans a mandate to govern.
Politics
Oct. 22 2014 9:42 PMLandslide LandrieuCan the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?

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Dec. 18 2014 4:49 PM Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 17 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked a middle school principal about his workday.