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+. .

VA Governor McAuliffe to restore voting rights to 200,000 ex-felons via executive order

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This is a massive deal.

Kasich gives painfully honest answer in opposition to DC statehood

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There are a lot of bad reasons against DC statehood, but only one honest one.

Maine Gov. LePage vetoes bill to expand access to overdose antidote

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His stated reason for his veto was to accelerate addicts’ deaths. Really.

Trump comes out against NC anti-trans law

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Either he didn’t know the GOP’s position, or NC’s law is so bad he felt safe rejecting it.

Utah declares porn a “public health crisis”

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Their reasoning sounds awfully similar to that of a certain Republican presidential candidate.

Closed primaries are fine. New York’s closed primary is nuts.

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You can defend closed primaries without defending New York’s restrictive voting laws.

Cruz rules out dildo ban, still unclear on right to privacy

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Cruz has not said whether he thinks his 2007 defense of a state-level dildo ban was correctly rejected.

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

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Let’s not overthink this.

The two worst arguments from last night’s Democratic debate

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Both of these candidates can do better.

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 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.

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 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.”
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