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Claire Potter
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Created 16 Jan 2020
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  • Alternative Health Care Can Be Great. But for Covid-19, There Is No Alternative to a Vaccine but Illness, Disability, and Death
    04 Aug 2021about 9 hours ago • 8 min read • 2 4
    NEWS FLASH: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo may not be able to wriggle out of those sexual harassment charges after all: here’s a post I wrote when the allegations first emerged. At the time, it was su...
  • Actually, Facebook Does Kill People
    02 Aug 2021 • 12 min read • 0 10
    I am back from vacation. My advice? Even if you need to mask up, take a few days away from your normal routine—even if that means a thrifty staycation where you hit a few museums, parks, and hiking tr...
  • This Was Not a Tourist
    27 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Still on vacation folks, and will recommence my posts next week. But please feel free to peruse older posts you haven’t had time for—or just get my voice out of your head for a week! And if you subscr...
  • Just In Case You Weren't Tracking
    26 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    This photograph is from my six-week trip to Poland (with a two-week stop in Austria) in the summer of 2018. I went there to teach in the Democracy and Diversity Seminar sponsored by the Transregional ...
  • New York Learns to Live with Covid-19
    23 Jul 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Apologies for those receiving this twice—I mistakenly sent it to subscribers only. Next week, I am going on vacation and really taking some time off. So I’ll be back with my next post on Friday, July ...
  • New York Learns to Live with Covid-19
    23 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 0 3
    Next week, I am going on vacation and really taking some time off. So I’ll be back with my next post on Friday, July 30. Please feel free to share this one, and any other post you like, with a friend,...
  • Science Conspiracies Are a Right-Wing Tradition
    21 Jul 2021 • 9 min read • 2 2
    It’s the final day of the midsummer special; you guys have been great. New paid subscribers should have an email from me asking for your address. A book will be on its way as soon as I know where to s...
  • Selling Trash to Trumpers
    19 Jul 2021 • 7 min read • 1 4
    It’s Day 6 of the midsummer special, and I am delighted to welcome everyone who signed up as a paid subscriber last week. You should have an email from me asking for your address: your book will be on...
  • In a Federal Infrastructure Bill, Waste Isn't Pork
    16 Jul 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    It’s Day 5 of the midsummer special, and the subscriptions are rolling in. Your support means everything to me. Until Wednesday, July 21, anyone reading for free who converts to an annual subscription...
  • The New McCarthyism
    14 Jul 2021 • 6 min read • 2 3
    It’s Day 4 of a midsummer special on subscriptions: welcome to those who joined us in the last week. I promised that if I got ten paid subscribers on Monday, I would extend the offer for another week,...