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.

Maga blots out democracy’s sun

April 10, 2024 /

Since the last solar eclipse, we have learned that Trumpism is a dangerous political religion that has no rules, writes Claire Bond Potter.

Podcast: Maga is the newest, and oldest, American myth

April 8, 2024 /

Claire Bond Potter interviews Richard Slotkin, author of “A Great Disorder: National Myth and the Battle for America.”

How a little girl named Virginia promotes Christian nationalism 

April 3, 2024 /

Promoting white supremacy on the down-low, writes Claire Potter.

Britt’s SOTU response contained several lies and one truth

March 12, 2024 /

Republican consultants are worried about the party’s extremist abortion policies, writes Claire Bond Potter.

Supreme Court’s GOP justices open the door to dictatorship

March 5, 2024 /

They would allow Trump to run for president until he dies, no matter how many insurrections he incites, writes Claire Bond Potter.

Are Trump-branded sneakers a new way to launder money?

February 29, 2024 /

The real gold in the golden kicks, writes Claire Bond Potter.

The other ‘Great Replacement’

February 20, 2024 /

When the GOP embraced conspiracy theories, voter fraud fantasies, and class war, they replaced people who vote with an electorate that doesn’t always – or can’t always – vote, writes Claire Bond Potter.

Kellyanne Conway wants us to believe GOP has a deep bench

February 16, 2024 /

In discussing possible VP picks for Trump, she spins the fiction that the party has people ready for the national stage, writes Claire Bond Potter.

Vanquishing malarkey

May 1, 2023 /

Saving democracy is a slow, deliberative process – and President Joe Biden is very, very good at it, writes Claire Bond Potter.

Pussy Grabs Back, Donald!

March 31, 2023 /

Let’s thank Stormy Daniels for her service, writes Claire Bond Potter.