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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A kinder and gentler atheism? Puhleez.

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Why this atheist will be ignoring the “Atheist Positivity Challenge.” Our problem isn’t that we’re too mean.
GOP Senate candidate in Oregon, Monica Wehby.

Politics is plagiarism

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We shouldn’t be shocked when campaigns plagiarize. It’s all politicians ever do nowadays.
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Paying people to vote in LA is a bad idea

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For once I agree with George Will. There are lots of ways to increase voter turnout, short of paying voters.
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Voter ID laws just decided an election in Mississippi

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I shouldn’t have to restate how mind-numbingly backwards, racist and misdirected voter photo ID laws are.
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Is it ISIS or ISIL?

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I don’t like ISIS or ISIL. Here’s why I’m going with “Islamic State.”
the flag of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), or simply the Islamic State (IS). Via Shutterstock.

Liberals need to stop mansplaining ISIS

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We tend to explain away Islamic extremism as being motivated by something other than religion. And we’re wrong.
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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has to go

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The NFL had video, months ago, of Baltimore Ravens’ star Ray Rice knocking out his fiancée. And they did nothing.
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Christians should accept marriage equality

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Christians, including Catholics, compromise their “immutable sexual principles” all the time. And should again.
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Three resources for getting into football this season

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Are you ready for some football? It’s that time again, and here’s how to finally understand the game.
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But is it art?

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A walk through Boston, and its ubiquitous “not art” street art, turns the definition of art on its head.
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