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+. .

Steve Beshear, via Gage Skidmore / Flickr

Kentucky Governor Beshear hints at executive action on voting rights for non-violent felons

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Even Matt Bevin, the incoming Tea Party governor, supports rights restoration.
Donald Trump's historical precedent, via Wikimedia Commons

Donald Trump won’t rule out mass surveillance, special IDs for Muslims

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Nazi comparisons should be reserved for the most extreme circumstances. This is one of them.
Contras, via Wikimedia Commons

Duane Carridge, Ben Carson’s anti-Ben Carson foreign policy adviser, is bad news

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If this guy says you don’t know anything about foreign policy, consider it a compliment.
Not even kids "under the age of five," right Chris Christie? (Image of interned Japanese children saying the Pledge of Allegiance via Wikimedia Commons

Mayor of Roanoke, VA invokes Japanese internment, says city won’t help resettle refugees

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Yes, this debate reminds us of Japanese internment…but in a bad way, not a good one.
Money in politics, via Flickr

Connecticut Democrats propose suspending Clean Elections Fund to balance state budget

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77 percent of successful campaigns in Connecticut in 2012 were publicly financed.
Is $35 billion enough for David Koch? He'd tell you no.

The Koch brothers don’t just have their own political party, they have their own spy network

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There is no liberal analog to the Kochs. Not even close.
Mark Obenshain.

Virginia election officials don’t know how Virginia’s photo ID law works, causing confusion at the polls

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When the governor is illegally questioned over his address at his polling place, you’ve got problems.
President Obama speaks in Kenya, screenshot via YouTube

President Obama zings anti-refugee Republicans

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Folks who have spent seven years calling Obama a Muslim communist are about to get real sensitive about tone.
kasich horse

John Kasich will solve ISIS with a federal program of mass-converting heathens abroad

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Unconstitutional, superfluous, wasteful, insulting, wrongheaded, fanatical…
Ben Carson, screenshot via YouTube

Ben Carson foreign policy adviser says Carson doesn’t know anything about foreign policy

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No one was really suggesting otherwise, but coming from his own campaign? Wow.
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WATCH: French father and son have touching conversation about Paris attacks

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How do you explain mass violence to a toddler? Here’s how.
Voting booth via Shutterstock

Voter fraud case triaged by local prosecutor because it doesn’t matter

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They quite literally have more important things to do.
One of the SFW pictures posted to the event.

French citizens plan satirical orgy in response to Paris attacks

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Sometimes you have to cope with humor.
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