Jon Green
Jon Green graduated from Kenyon College with a B.A. in Political Science and high honors in Political Cognition. He worked as a field organizer for Congressman Tom Perriello in 2010 and a Regional Field Director for President Obama's re-election campaign in 2012. Jon writes on a number of topics, but pays especially close attention to elections, religion and political cognition. Follow him on Twitter at @_Jon_Green, and on Google+. .

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Ben Carson is a fire hose of awful

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The rate at which Carson says things that would end most presidential campaigns is nothing short of impressive.
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Area wingnut too honest to be Speaker

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Kevin McCarthy dropped his bid for Speaker, and House Republicans don’t know who’s going to step up.
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Jeb Bush opposes Voting Rights Act restoration, says ballot access “exponentially better” now

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Not only did he misunderstand the issue, his answer was wrong on his own terms.
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Ben Carson doesn’t know what the debt ceiling is

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A lot of what Ben Carson says is daffy to the point at which it’s funny. This isn’t.
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Ben Carson: Marriage for gay people is like car seats for conjoined twins

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One of the strangest analogies for same-sex marriage yet.
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House Wingnut Caucus endorses the other wingnut for Speaker, likely preventing majority

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Kevin McCarthy fumbled the Benghazi Committee. He may have also fumbled his speakership.
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Hillary Clinton comes out against the TPP?

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Looks like someone felt the Bern.
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Scott Walker moves to dismantle non-partisan elections board, add to awful voting rights record

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The move appears to be retaliation for an investigation the board conducted following Walker’s recall victory.
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Alan Grayson files ethics complaint against Rep. McCarthy over Benghazi Committee

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Even if nothing tangible has to come of it; it shows that Kevin McCarthy has fumbled the GOP’s pet issue for good.
Don't Tell Me to Wait

Don’t Tell Me to Wait

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Kerry Eleveld’s out with a new book on the LGBT movement’s relationship with President Obama. Read it.
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White House hedges on Equality Act

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The administration supports the bill’s goals, but isn’t ready to lend its support.
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Indiana Governor Pence testing the waters for raising “right to discriminate” bill from the dead

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The new bill would be a slightly watered down version of his last try. A zombie RFRA, if you will.
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Bobby Jindal and Ben Carson compete to see who can say the worst thing about the Oregon shooting

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The problem isn’t access to guns or even mental health. It’s absent fathers and pansy victims.
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