Political Junkie

Claire Potter
News you can use about politics, culture, media, and higher education.
Created 16 Jan 2020
  • Steve Bannon Must Be Compelled to Answer the Congressional Subpoena or Go to Jail
    22 Oct 2021about 17 hours ago • < 1 min read
    Hey readers! Friday, as you know, is “payday,” so there is a smaller group of us assembled today. What an excellent opportunity for a conversation! Make sure you tell me what you think about the issue...
  • When Did Cross-Ideological Coalitions Become Impossible?
    20 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 2 4
    I apologize for the woeful lateness of today’s post. I will save my pleas about becoming a paying subscriber and only invite you to: Share Image Credit: Boston Public LIbrary/Wikimedia Commons When di...
  • Trump in 2024? If Republicans Dread It, Then Yes!
    18 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 2 1
    Happy Monday, political junkies! This post is for all of my readers, is eminently forwardable, and costs paying subscribers 40 cents. I know, I know—it’s free for you, and who wants all these pesky $5...
  • Comedy Is Free Speech--But That Doesn't Always Make It Right
    15 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 7
    It’s subscribers-only Friday, but you bought it—it’s yours to share! So please send to an interested friend, and urge them to: Subscribe now How “mature” do we think an audience laughing at gays and A...
  • What Football Coach Jon Gruden's Resignation Teaches Us About Racism--and Anti-Racism
    13 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 2 8
    Hey friends: you don’t have to care about football to read this post—but if you have friends who want to dig a little deeper into what sports teach us about racism, please forward it to a friend. And ...
  • Who Was Endorsed in Iowa--Grassley or Trump?
    11 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    Happy Monday, everyone! We welcomed a dozen new subscribers last week, so please keep on sharing with interested friends! Share Who’s zooming who? Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) takes his turn at the p...
  • Do Prospective Graduate Students Annoy You? Let's Think About What That Reveals
    08 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 0 3
    Friday is a paid subscribers-only post, but you bought it, you own it. Feel free to share with an interested colleague and invite them to: Subscribe now Photo credit: Kenneth C. Zirkel/Wikimedia Commo...
  • Can We Let the Legislators Legislate?
    06 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    Happy Wednesday, friends! For those of you who weren’t reading last week, Fridays are now paid-subscriber only days. Sometimes a post will be replaced by an event, or a mixed media presentation, and s...
  • No, Offshore Drilling Is Not Safe
    04 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Thanks to our paying subscribers who read and shared Friday’s post! We picked up new subscribers, free and paid. Monday and Wednesday posts remain accessible to all, and monthly paid subscriptions are...
  • Don't Give Up, Joe Biden
    01 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Welcome to the first subscriber-only post. I wrote it especially for you, but you paid for it, and you own it. If you have a friend who might enjoy these more laid-back thoughts about our week in poli...
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