Jon Green
Jon Green recently 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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Voter registration deadlines suppressed up to 4 million votes in 2012

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New analysis shows that voter registration would increase turnout by millions.
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Indiana legalizes “straights only” economic discrimination

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Discrimination is bad business, but don’t tell that to Indiana Governor Mike Pence.
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Steve King goysplains how anti-Semitic Jewish Democrats are

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According to King, you can only be a real Jew if you hate Arabs as much as he does.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a gay problem beyond his Brokeback Mountain jacket.

Rick Perry’s new adviser has suggested that God isn’t #ReadyForHillary. Technically, he’s right.

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Rick Perry’s newest hire has some politically incorrect — and theologically sound — views on women and power.
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Obama (sort of) backs mandatory voting. Here’s why it’s a good (and bad) idea

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The pros and cons of making every eligible citizen cast a ballot.
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Aaron Schock goes down

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America’s bougiest Congressman has resigned amid yet another round of spending revelations.
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Indonesia’s top clerics issue fatwa against gays

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The country’s leading Islamic scholars are worried that homosexuals create a “stain on the dignity of Indonesia.”
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Republicans are trying to legally rig elections: Michigan edition

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The GOP’s latest attempt to change the rules of the game in their favor.
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Pat Robertson: Treat your gay son like a “drug addict”

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Because if being gay is a choice, like drug use, it’s so much easier to “fix”
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It’s time to stop debating the Islamic-ness of the Islamic State

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Last Thursday, Mehdi Hassan published a rebuttal to Graeme Wood’s widely-read analysis of the Islamic State. Wood’s piece illustrated the ways in which the Islamic State ...
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It’s time for House Republicans to demote Aaron Schock

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Congressman Aaron Schock (R – Downton Abbey) is more trouble than he’s worth for GOP leadership.
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Transitioning at AMERICAblog

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Yesterday, John announced that, after over a decade spent working tirelessly as a leading advocate and activist in the LGBT community, he is leaving AMERICAblog to blaze new trails ...
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Debates over voting rights are debates over definitions of democracy

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Do outcomes matter more than process? The GOP seems to think so.
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