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David T.S. Jonas


I’m the son of a former Arlington public school teacher. Here’s why I trust...

Growing up in Northern Virginia, education has always been one of the most important things to my family. My mother moved here after graduate...

We Need Democratic Recruits in Virginia. And We Need Them Now.

Author’s Note: This is a major revision of an earlier post about how Virginia Democrats are in desperate need of recruits to run for...

The Real Americans

After college, I served two terms in AmeriCorps teaching math and reading comprehension. The kids I worked with were mostly the children of Somali...

Having Amazing Candidates is a Good Problem to Have

With former Congressman Tom Perriello now formally in the race against current Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam for the Democratic nomination to be the next Governor of...

House Republicans: The Judges of Their Own Drunkenness?

When I learned earlier this week that House Republicans were set to weaken the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) by removing almost all of its independent...

What I Mean By Service

Best-selling author Captain Luis Carlos Montalvan died this past Tuesday at the age of 43. He served for 17 years in the U.S. Army, including two...

This One is For All The Field Organizers

This a crosspost from, inspired in large part by all the amazing field organizers who made sure Virginia did its part in being...

Can Sam Rasoul Bring the Democratic Party Back?

by David Jonas, cross posted from KnowVA It’s easy to place a lot of hope on Delegate Sam Rasoul of Roanoke, Virginia. For a Democratic Party...

Bob McDonnell and the New Cycle of Corruption

By David T.S. Jonas, former economic policy aide to Senator Al Franken (D-MN) and served as policy director to Governor Terry McAuliffe’s Commission on Integrity...
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