Jesús A. Rodríguez is a writer and lawyer in Washington, D.C.

I’m a writer interested in the law’s ability to order and disorder people’s lives. Right now, I’m a political features writer at The Washington Post, where I write about intriguing characters, trends, and movements in national politics. Previously, I was a staff writer and contributing editor at Politico Magazine, where I wrote about politics and law. I published the magazine’s first article in Spanish and have reported on everything from the migrant caravan’s democratic ethos to the chilly reception of George Santos on Capitol Hill. My writing has also appeared in The Atlantic, The Nation, Vox, and elsewhere. I’m an alumnus of the Periplus Collective and the Joel Gay Creative Fellowship.

I have a law degree from Georgetown, where I was a Global Law Scholar and the senior articles editor of volume 110 of the Georgetown Law Journal.

Originally from Venezuela, I grew up in Orlando, Fla., and studied international politics at Georgetown University. I speak English, Spanish, French, and German.