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+. .

Attila the Hun.

Don’t expect the GOP to move left anytime soon

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The GOP is currently falling victim to a perfect storm of moral cognition and a worn-out strategy.
Clearly a dangerous man.

Sex, death and what banning books teaches our kids

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A school district in California actually has a “Book Reconsideration Committee” that decides which books to ban.
GOP House Speaker John Boehner.

How modern politics killed compromise

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The opportunities for cross-partisan policymaking have all but disappeared.
virginia-is-for-lovers

Virginia GOP could suppress 2% of the vote this November

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Virginia’s new voter ID law – one of the strictest in the nation – requires a photo ID in order to cast a ballot.
Courtesy of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

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.
george-will

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.
vote fraud

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.
Islam,

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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