Claire Bond Potter

Claire Bond Potter is the Editorial Board's politics historian. A professor of historical studies at The New School for Social Research in New York City, she is the co-executive editor of Public Seminar and the publisher of Political Junkie. Follow her @TenuredRadical.

Trump’s MAGA-style lynch mob

June 23, 2022 /

None of the witnesses will have their lives back fully.

Madison Cawthorn is no more

May 20, 2022 /

And will the loser of the Republican race in Pennsylvania concede?

The problem isn’t a billionaire like Elon Musk buying Twitter. The problem is the government’s fear of regulating billionaires

April 26, 2022 /

More likely than a mass exodus from the social media platform is that things will go on much as they did before.

‘Don’t Say Gay’ is about more than gender and sexuality. It’s about stripping children’s rights

April 4, 2022 /

That hurts everyone.

The dream of free community college is dead, because some private colleges and universities don’t want the competition

February 16, 2022 /

They don’t get it, because they won’t.

What would John Dewey think of today’s ‘education reform’?

December 16, 2021 /

He believed the function of school was not to turn out students as quality products, but to cultivate individual creativity and, most importantly, incubate citizens capable of life-long learning.

Americans are calling Build Back Better progressive. It’s actually moderate and pro-business

November 12, 2021 /

The Biden agenda is common sense.

Why politicians dawdle when it comes to regulating Facebook

October 12, 2021 /

It is the linchpin of a digital universe where it is always election season.

The Republican Party overplayed its hand in Texas

September 9, 2021 /

A new abortion fight will mobilize a Democratic Party that has not foregrounded social policies so dramatically since 1965.

The campaign against trans weightlifter Laurel Hubbard isn’t about gender. It’s about conservative fear-mongering

August 11, 2021 /

Encouraging voters to fear transgender women as a threat to the right to compete fairly is yet another big lie.