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.

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.

A condo isn’t the only thing collapsing in sunny Florida. So are decades of conservative politics

July 7, 2021 /

This disaster is ideological, writes Claire Bond Potter.

Yale Law’s famed tiger mother is guilty of many things, but sexual harassment isn’t one of them

June 10, 2021 /

Claire Bond Potter cuts through the noise to reveal the world Title IX made.

Liz Cheney is betting ‘the former guy’ won’t be the GOP’s kingmaker, or king, for very much longer

May 4, 2021 /

Can the House GOP’s No. 3 finish what she started? asks Claire Bond Potter.

Why did Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson call an anti-trans bill ‘indefensible’ before vetoing it?

April 6, 2021 /

First, consider where these bills originate, writes Claire Bond Potter.

The Republican Party seems willing to absorb as many legislative losses as possible. Why?

March 23, 2021 /

The reason is as cunning as it is cynical, writes Claire Bond Potter

Why does the right insist Biden is senile?

March 16, 2021 /

Why it’s not about his age.

Republicans know their new ‘culture war’ isn’t fooling anyone, much less Republicans

March 3, 2021 /

Claire Bond Potter explains how we’ve been here before.