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 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.

‘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.