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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Rick Perry thinks Abe Lincoln was a closet secessionist

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File Governor Perry’s Lincoln appropriation under “Just Because You Have New Glasses Doesn’t Mean You’re Smart.”
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GOP prez contender see no marriage, hear no marriage

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Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore spent last week trying, and failing, to violate Article Six of the US Constitution. Moore was, however, more successful at reminding us of the last ...
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Boehner to McConnell on potential DHS shutdown: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Yesterday, the New York Times reported that GOP House Speaker John Boehner is on board with letting funding for the Department of Homeland Security lapse at the end of the month. ...
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Why it’s important to ask Scott Walker about evolution

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Slate writer Jamelle Bouie doesn’t think we need to ask candidates about evolution. Here’s why he’s wrong.
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Atheists need to confront the (anti-Muslim?) Chapel Hill shooting

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If an atheist can justify violence from unbelief, then who are we to criticize a religious person for the same?
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Study shows US liberals think WEIRD (in a good way)

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American liberals are more analytical, whereas conservatives think more holistically (aka big picture).
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The National Prayer Breakfast shouldn’t exist

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Last Thursday, President Obama addressed a large gathering of politicians and other self-professed people of faith at our country’s annual National Prayer Breakfast. His remarks ...
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Republicans are trying to legally rig elections, again

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Following sweeping victories in the 2014 elections, the GOP wasted no time in introducing a series of bills in blue states under their legislative control that would break up electoral ...
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Rand Paul’s vaccine trutherism is paranoid, not libertarian

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Even libertarians believe that government is necessary to protect you from your fellow citizens.
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God trolls Russell Wilson as Patriots win Super Bowl

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When I was in ninth grade, my JV baseball team played a scrimmage against Spotswood High, a much smaller school. Before the game started, Spotswood’s players circled up at third ...
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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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