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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Conservatives have finally found something about Trump to hate: his religion

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Conservatives like a man who has more money than God, as long as that man doesn’t admit that he doesn’t need God.
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North Korea holds the most forecastable election ever

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Why does a regime that claims to be led by a God bother asking its people what they think?
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New research links poverty to lower cognitive development in children

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Poverty is a public health issue.
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Dash cam footage showing Sandra Bland’s arrest was edited

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Texas: Where stable prisoners hang themselves and truck drivers can teleport.
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A whole lot of talk about action

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A protest at Netroots Nation has turned the progressive movement’s focus inward.
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Democrats to push sweeping LGBT rights bill this week

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The Equality Act would grant anti-discrimination protections to the LGBT community across seven categories.
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Instant runoff would be great for elections, not just polling

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Instant runoff gauges voters’ disapproval along with their approval, making it more accurate.
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Scott Walker doesn’t “have an opinion” on whether being gay is a choice

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The nature of sexual orientation isn’t an opinion. It’s a fact. Scott Walker should know better.
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Scott Walker argles and bargles on Iran deal, suggests possible military action on day one of presidency

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For Scott Walker’s foreign policy, ignorance is bliss.
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US Government 2014 Climate Report: Yep, we’re screwed

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Get ready for beachfront properties in Arkansas.
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5,000 Kenyans to help President Obama “understand” homosexuality by getting naked in the street

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Apparently no one has pointed out the obvious homoeroticism at the core of the protest to its organizer.

Steve King didn’t just come out as Latino — what he said was far more insulting

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Steve King didn’t come out as Latino; he doesn’t believe Latino-Americans exist.
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Jeb Bush is in favor of anti-discrimination laws, as long as he doesn’t have to sign them

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LGBT equality hasn’t been, isn’t and never will be a “states’ rights” issue.
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