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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
Sept. 30 2014 6:59 PMThe Democrats’ War at HomeCan the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?
Politics
Sept. 29 2014 11:35 AMThis Year’s Mitt RomneyOnce a GOP White Knight decides to run for president, the party turns on him. Romney knows that better than anyone.
Politics
Sept. 23 2014 12:43 PMOccupy Wall StreetHow can Hillary Clinton be both a limousine liberal and a Saul Alinsky radical?
Politics
Sept. 18 2014 6:52 PMGround Zero for the Fight Over Female Voters Colorado Democrats and Republicans are testing theories for reaching women that will resonate far beyond the Rocky Mountains.  
Culturebox
Sept. 12 2014 8:29 PMTeddy Roosevelt Would Never Get Elected in 2014Ken Burns on why he fell in love with TR and FDR, and what the presidential cousins would make of our own political moment.
Politics
Sept. 10 2014 11:50 PMThe Wrong Lessons From the Next WarThe decision to confront ISIS is about more than appearing “strong” or “weak.” 
Political Gabfest
Sept. 5 2014 2:33 PMThe “In the Cloud, No One Knows You’re a Dog” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Putin’s aggressive action in Ukraine, the 2014 elections, and the theft of celebrity nude photos.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 29 2014 12:28 PMThe “Gabfest to End All Gabfests” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the potential for another government shutdown, a bizarre faceoff over the Export-Import bank, and the World War I centennial.
Behind the Scenes
Aug. 25 2014 11:49 AMA Day in the Life What’s it like to be Slate’s John Dickerson? 
Political Gabfest
Aug. 8 2014 11:33 AMThe “Conservative Nanny State” GabfestListen to Slate’s show about Paul Ryan’s poverty plan, Tennessee’s Supreme Court retention elections, and Ebola panic.
Politics
July 28 2014 5:13 PMThe Idea MenThe Republican Party’s presidential hopefuls are full of ideas. But will any of these policy innovations survive, let alone save, the GOP?
Politics
July 24 2014 3:03 PMGiving Them the BusinessIs it wise for Republicans to attack Democrats for their wealth and business experience?
Political Gabfest
July 18 2014 11:36 AMThe “So Sue Me” EditionListen to Slate's show about John Boehner’s lawsuit against Obama, Elizabeth Warren’s possible 2016 campaign, and the arrest of a single mother who left her 9-year-old in a park.
Politics
July 15 2014 3:39 PMPhoto-ReadyObama has conditioned us to think theatrical photo ops are meaningful. He can’t expect us to think differently when it suits him.
Political Gabfest
July 3 2014 3:15 PMICYMI: Watch a Live Taping of the Political GabfestSpy on David and John during the July 3rd recording of the Gabfest.
Damned Spot
Sept. 30 2014 9:00 AMNow Stare. Don’t Stop.The perfect political wife’s loving gaze in campaign ads.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 26 2014 7:56 PMThe “Dead, Dead, Dead at 75” EditionListen to Slate's show about Eric Holder’s resignation, U.S. airstrikes on ISIS in Syria, and death at 75.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 19 2014 11:54 AMThe “Spanking” EditionListen to Slate’s show about progressives’ push for more liberal candidates, the U.S. response to Ebola’s rapid spread, and the corporal punishment debate.
Politics
Sept. 15 2014 2:30 PMThe Final Days of the Unofficial Hillary Clinton CampaignThe former secretary of state went to Iowa this weekend to expel the political demons before anyone else can conjure them. 
Political Gabfest
Sept. 12 2014 10:29 AMThe “They May Take Our Lives, but They’ll Never Take Our Freedom” EditionListen to Slate's show about Obama’s strategy against ISIS, the effort to mobilize female voters, and Scotland’s referendum on independence.
Politics
Sept. 7 2014 11:55 PMField of DreamsA mixture of hope and high expectations brings voters out to see the candidates. But the 2014 midterm elections are about to dash both. 
Politics
Aug. 29 2014 2:52 PMWhen Did the Election Season Begin?It’s no longer Labor Day.
Politics
Aug. 27 2014 6:00 PMThe End of the Scott Walker Experiment?The Wisconsin governor’s theories for winning aren’t panning out.
Politics
Aug. 8 2014 5:42 PMThe Scott Walker HypothesisCan a bold, proud conservative sustain his triumph in a swing state?
Politics
Aug. 6 2014 5:41 PMQuite ContraryCould Scott Walker’s attacks on Mary Burke backfire?
Political Gabfest
July 25 2014 10:28 AMThe “Joe Biden’s White Teeth” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the crisis in Ukraine and the geopolitical fallout from Flight MH17, the latest legal challenge to Obamacare, and Joe Biden’s 2016 aspirations.
Political Gabfest
July 23 2014 2:45 PMWatch the Political Gabfest TapingSpy on David, John, and Emily during the July 24 recording of the Gabfest.
Politics
July 17 2014 12:16 PMRun, Elizabeth, Run!Why an Elizabeth Warren presidential bid would be good for all Americans.
Political Gabfest
July 4 2014 10:46 AMThe “You’re a Facebook Lab Rat” EditionListen to Slate's show about the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, the child immigration crisis, and Facebook’s controversial mood study.
Politics
July 2 2014 5:23 PMObama’s “So Sue Me” Taunt Has Bipartisan AppealIt’s music to the ears of Republicans and Obama aides alike. For Democrats in battleground states, not so much.

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