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.

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.

Waco was a pilgrimage, not a rally, for far-fight’s newest martyr

March 30, 2023 /

The current Branch Davidians were delighted the man they call “God’s battering ram” came to revive their cause, writes Claire Bond Potter.

Why women in America are still second-class citizens

March 4, 2023 /

As Women’s History Month begins, let’s start with the present, writes Claire Bond Potter.

We’re forgetting 9/11. Maybe that’s not so terrible

September 12, 2022 /

The question is why?

Pennsylvania’s John Fetterman meets hate with humor

August 31, 2022 /

Can he turn politics around?

‘Lost’ Secret Service texts are part of Trump’s rolling coup

August 16, 2022 /

The ongoing dismantling of the democratic state.

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.