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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73,000 felons to have their voting rights restored as California drops appeal

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Great news for voting rights and criminal justice reform advocates.
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Soldiers fired upon at Jade Helm training facility in Mississippi

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The shooting comes in the wake of widespread paranoia about the training exercises.
Martin O'Malley, via Edward Kimmel / Flickr

Martin O’Malley calls for constitutional amendment guaranteeing affirmative right to vote

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An affirmative right to vote would be a major change in the legal framework surrounding our elections.
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Chris Christie is a bad Catholic

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Chris Christie said earlier today that he’s used birth control, “and not just the rhythm method.”
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When is someone going to ask Donald Trump about Citizens United?

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Donald Trump clearly has thoughts and feelings about money in politics. Why hasn’t anyone pinned them down?
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“Eggs Benedict” art installation portrays former pope using 17,000 condoms

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The installation is meant as a commentary on Pope Benedict’s opposition to condom use to fight the AIDS epidemic.
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What’s the big deal about undocumented immigrants voting?

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Undocumented immigrants with a stake in American society deserve a say.
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Obama administration to test Pell Grants for prisoners

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Inmates who participate in educational programs are 43 percent less likely to return to prison.
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President Obama unveils sweeping emissions reduction plan

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The administration’s rules set greater reduction goals than last year, with additional flexibility.
George Bush addresses the Boy Scouts' National Jamboree in 2005, via Wikimedia Commons

It’s time to revoke the Boy Scouts’ congressional charter

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It can ban non-believers, or it can have government endorsement, but it has to choose.
Mike Huckabee, via Wikimedia Commons

President Huckabee would literally wage war on women who seek abortions

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Because it takes advocating violence against abortion providers to get GOP primary voters’ attention.
Jewish settlers teaching their kids how to use high-powered weapons, via Bird Eye / Flickr

Palestinian toddler dies in “price tag” fire set by Jewish extremists

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This is what happens when religion is strong.
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Republicans threatening to shut down government over doctored Planned Parenthood videos

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Republicans are on a mission to cut federal funding for abortion — funding that doesn’t exist.
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