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+. .

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Mitt Romney wants to run on his religion in 2016. Please do.

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And that should help a Democratic candidate immensely. Here’s why.
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Are the Charlie Hebdo shooters “radical” or simply “Orthodox”?

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#NotJustMuslims is a more appropriate hashtag than #NotAllMuslims, in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo killings.
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It’s time for a serious discussion about [insert latest case of religious violence here]

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This horrible attack had nothing to do with religion, even if the attackers vigorously & repeatedly claim it d
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Did GOP’s Steve Scalise vote for KKK’s David Duke in 1991?

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Scalise’s vote is the simplest measuring stick we have as to whether it’s fair to associate him with David Duke.
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North Korea isn’t funny, but Sony should still release “The Interview”

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Caving to Kim Jong-un’s threats and pulling the movie is the biggest boost in prestige he could have hoped for.
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The problem with electoral history predicting Hillary’s political demise

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The reports of her political death have been greatly exaggerated.
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The Mormon Church’s odd explanation for Joseph Smith’s polygamy

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The religion is organized around one guiding principle: Make more Mormons, by any means necessary.
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Why didn’t people vote this year?

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They say they didn’t have the time. We need to make it easier to vote.
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In field campaigns, a local messenger matters

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A new study shows that election campaigns connect better with voters when field organizers match the local voters.
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Gerrymandering the presidency

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GOP wants blue states with GOP legislatures to allocate their electoral votes by House district.
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Republicans have neither the ability nor the desire to govern

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Get ready for the GOP to self-destruct in a negative feedback loop of Obolaghazicare madness.
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The GOP’s Keep-In-The-Vote program worked

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The Republican Party has solidified its status as the party of legally-rigged elections.
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Democrats aren’t off the hook for a bad election

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2014 was bad from the standpoint of political fundamentals, but it could have produced better outcomes.
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