Jon Green
Jon Green is a senior Political Science major and Public Policy concentrator at Kenyon College. He is also the co-editor in chief of the Kenyon Observer, the school's student-run political journal. Jon worked as a field organizer for Tom Perriello in 2010 and recently returned to AMERICAblog from the Obama campaign, where he was a Deputy Regional Field Director based in Hampton, Virginia. He writes on a variety of topics but pays particularly close attention to elections, political psychology and the use of social media. Jon on Google+, and his .

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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.
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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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Are unpaid college internships fair?

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College internships are important career-builders. The government should subsidize them so all can partake.
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Why I think President Obama doesn’t really want to attack Syria

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By going to Congress for authorization, Obama is actually trying to keep America out of Syria.
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