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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
Oct. 22 2014 12:44 AMWe Need More Ben BradleesHis relationship with John F. Kennedy shows what’s missing from today’s Washington journalism.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 17 2014 12:40 PMThe “Is Amazon Evil?” EditionListen to Slate's show about the politicization of Ebola, how Republicans will run the Senate, and the war between Amazon and the publishing industry.
Politics
Oct. 16 2014 12:23 PMMaximum ChaosWhy control of the Senate likely won’t be decided on Election Day.
Politics
Oct. 13 2014 3:18 PMMidterm Mind GamesWith three weeks left, Republicans and Democrats are now engaged in psychological warfare.
Books
Oct. 8 2014 1:49 PMMonkey BusinessPolitical journalism got personal long before Gary Hart had an affair.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 3 2014 10:05 AMThe “Jump the Fence” EditionListen to Slate's show about recent Secret Service blunders, the push for a third Romney presidential run, and the Kansas Senate race.
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
Oct. 20 2014 3:53 PMSmash and GrabWill competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?
Politics
Oct. 16 2014 2:00 PMSweating the Small StuffWhy Gov. Rick Scott’s refusal to debate Charlie Crist over a fan goes all the way back to the most famous debates of all time.
Politics
Oct. 14 2014 4:44 PMThe Lesser of Two LessersWhich Kentucky Senate candidate was more disingenuous?
Political Gabfest
Oct. 10 2014 10:34 AMThe “Live in San Francisco Superfest” EditionListen to Slate's show about California’s sexual consent law, political television, and Silicon Valley’s impact on American culture.
Politics
Oct. 8 2014 12:21 PMHey! Do You Want to Save America? Give Me $5.Why political fundraising emails represent everything that’s wrong with our politics.
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.

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  News & Politics
Politics
Oct. 22 2014 12:44 AM We Need More Ben Bradlees His relationship with John F. Kennedy shows what’s missing from today’s Washington journalism.
  Business
Moneybox
Oct. 21 2014 5:57 PM Soda and Fries Have Lost Their Charm for Both Consumers and Investors
  Life
The Vault
Oct. 21 2014 2:23 PM A Data-Packed Map of American Immigration in 1903
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 21 2014 3:03 PM Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 21 2014 1:02 PM Where Are Slate Plus Members From? This Weird Cartogram Explains. A weird-looking cartogram of Slate Plus memberships by state.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 21 2014 9:42 PM The All The President’s Men Scene That Perfectly Captured Ben Bradlee’s Genius
  Technology
Technology
Oct. 21 2014 11:44 PM Driving in Circles The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.
  Health & Science
Climate Desk
Oct. 21 2014 11:53 AM Taking Research for Granted Texas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.