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+. .

Bernie Sanders speaking at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, via John Pemble / Flickr

Sanders fundraised for congressional candidates running against gay men. Does that matter?

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Let’s not overthink this.
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, screenshot via CNN / YouTube

The two worst arguments from last night’s Democratic debate

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Both of these candidates can do better.
Voting booth via Shutterstock

Dem Party, Clinton campaign sue Arizona over lack of ballot access during March primary

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The state’s reduction in the number of polling places created long lines that effectively disenfranchised voters.
Donald Trump, via Gage Skidmore / Flickr

Donald Trump invokes memory of child molester enabler Joe Paterno

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Calling for the reinstallation of Joe Paterno’s statue is a particularly Trumpian form of pandering.
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, via James Willamor / Flickr

Businesses critical of NC over anti-trans bill still donating to Republican Governors Association

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Performing inclusion and practicing profit.
Ted Cruz, via Gage Skidmore / Flickr

Ted Cruz opposes the right to masturbate

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Per Cruz, “There is no substantive-due-process right to stimulate one’s genitals for non-medical purposes.”
Anti-voter ID protest, via Creative Common

Voter ID laws can actually cause the problem they’re meant to solve

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It’s entirely possible that voter ID requirements make electoral outcomes less accurate.
Nebraska 2008 Presidential election results by county, via Wikimedia Commons

Nebraska GOP tinkering with electoral votes to hurt Dem prez candidates

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I’ll give you zero guesses as to why.
Donald and Ivanka Trump, via Wikimedia Commons

Ivanka and Eric Trump can’t vote for dad because they didn’t register

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Registration deadlines are undemocratic, but you’d think the candidate’s children would pay attention to them.
Kris Kobach, via Wikimedia Commons

Kansas voter guidelines are different, and wrong, in Spanish

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How hard is it to translate “21” to “21”?
Working America Field Manager Dave Ninehouser at a Working America member's door. (Photo by Molly Theobald for the aflcio2008)

Study: In-person conversations can dramatically reduce transphobia (for serious)

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The same authors who discredited Michael LaCour’s work are out with their own study confirming his conclusions.
Congressman Glenn Grothman (R - WI), on the right, screenshot via YouTube

Republican congressman says voter ID will help party win Wisconsin in November

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You aren’t supposed to say that part out loud!
The Supreme Court, via Wikimedia Commons

Supreme Court unanimously rules that one person really does equal one vote

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A legal win for voting rights, and a political win for Democrats.
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