Jon Green
Jon Green is a senior Political Science major and Public Policy concentrator at Kenyon College. He is also the co-editor in chief of the Kenyon Observer, the school's student-run political journal. Jon worked as a field organizer for Tom Perriello in 2010 and recently returned to AMERICAblog from the Obama campaign, where he was a Deputy Regional Field Director based in Hampton, Virginia. He writes on a variety of topics but pays particularly close attention to elections, political psychology and the use of social media. Jon on Google+, and his .

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The insane things people still try to bring on airplanes

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John and Chris have done a lot of reporting on the TSA this year, as the organization has had its fair share of privacy invasions, cultural faux paus, and instances of general incompetence. ...
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Why congressional terms limits and pay freezes are a really bad idea

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Congress needs reform, but not the reform many are advocating
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A report from Congress’ annual charity baseball game

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During the 6h inning, I accidentally touched butts with Steny Hoyer. Not that was a highlight of the day.
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Roy Hibbert’s closeted apology for “no homo” slur isn’t enough

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When you slur gay people, and your apology fails to even mention gay people, it’s not a real apology.
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Virginia GOP’s oh-so-convenient electoral change of heart on voting rights for felons

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Ken Cuccinelli’s claims of a change of heart on voting rights are bogus.
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Why the GOP uses the epithet “Democrat Party”

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The term “Democrat Party” – versus the correct “Democratic Party” – is a GOP slur dating back to the 1940s.
Tea Party compared President Obama to Adolf Hitler in an email fundraiser.

The IRS shouldn’t investigate the Tea Party. Homeland Security should.

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It’s crazy that the IRS investigated the Tea Party. These folks are far too unstable for just the IRS.
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On Benghazi, it’s time for Republicans to pee in a cup

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The GOP is so dead set on playing games with Benghazi, then let’s play, and beat them at their own game.
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Do 1 in 4 college kids really need anti-depressants?

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In a recent survey, 1 in 4 Kenyon students were on anti-depressants, and 1 in 3 used ADHD drugs as “study aids.”
Oklahoma State Rep Dennis Johnson says "Jew down the price" during floor debate.

GOP legislator talks about “Jewing down the price,” then laughs about it

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This, on the heels of GOPers calling women “vaginas,” Latinos “wetbacks,” and using the term “n*gger-rig.”
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