Jon Green
Jon Green is a graduate of Kenyon College with a degree in Political Science and high honors in Political Cognition. A veteran of the campaigns of Congressman Tom Perriello in 2010 and President Obama in 2012, he writes on a number of topics, but pays especially close attention to elections, religion and political cognition. Follow him on Twitter at @JonGreen8, and on Google+. .

Paper tape relay operation at US FAA's Honolulu flight service station in 1964 (via the FAA).

How learning computer code made him a better writer

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Learning to code made me a better writer, a more systematic thinker, and a more competent employee.
Dinnertime at St Pancras Workhouse, London.

Democrats need to think bigger on economic inequality

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We have an economic system designed to protect and perpetuate the concentration of wealth at the highest bracket.
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Hillary Clinton’s cynical religion

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Why everyone should be troubled by Hillary Clinton’s claim that her most influential book is the Bible.
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If you want peace in Israel, evict God

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In Israel, what began as a secular idea seems to have been co-opted by religious dogmatism.
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In a perfect world, UNICEF wouldn’t need a gimmick to get donations

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UNICEF’s Tap Project asks people to give up their cell phones, for a short while, for charity.
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3 reasons why Michael Sam coming out as gay is a huge deal for the NFL

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It’s hard to overstate how big of a deal this is.
Dome of the Rock, in the Old City of Jerusalem (via Shutterstock).

Does boycotting Israeli academics advance academic freedom?

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A look at a boycott of Israeli academics that spurred an even fiercer counter-boycott.
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Grade inflation hurts students and colleges

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As with all good tragedies of the commons, it’s not at all clear how the spiral can be broken.
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When “saying it first” becomes more important than “getting it right”

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A discussion of the perils of online journalism.
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Animated US fighters to escort Santa through disputed Chinese airspace Christmas eve

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And some child advocate groups are none-too-thrilled that the Pentagon has militarized Santa’s midnight ride.
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