Writing the past isn't just about getting the facts right--it's about how that chapter in life felt and tasted
Claire Potter
Recall campaigns, invented to remove incompetent or corrupt politicians, are now a conservative tactic to reverse Democratic electoral victories
Claire Potter
How the Pentagon Papers Help Us Think About Donald Trump's Big Lie
Claire Potter
In 1972, feminists at America's most prestigious newspaper launched a civil rights revolution in journalism that is not yet complete. We can all learn …
Claire Potter
No--but distracting voters is an old conservative strategy and the conspiracy theories are getting weirder
Claire Potter
You've seen the famous photo of community organizer Dorothy Pitman Hughes with Gloria Steinem, but this new biography by Laura L. Lovett tells you who …
Claire Potter
When right-wing contrarians distract you with issues of minor concern intended to promote extreme responses, ask yourself: why?
Claire Potter
At last, a policeman is held accountable for murdering a Black American. But the process of imagining an end to lethal policing has only begun.
Claire Potter
Claims that children are being harmed are a thin cover for returning to a world where white people don't have to feel bad about racism
Claire Potter
Long before #MeToo, men imagined an end to toxic masculinity
Claire Potter
I have so few words--but lots of thoughts--about the ongoing deaths of Black people at the hands of police. Let's have a conversation in the comments s…
Claire Potter
As he recovers from sight-saving surgery, will the second-term Texas congressman reflect on the health insurance that other Americans don't have?
Claire Potter