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Jim Swift

Jim Swift is a senior editor at The Bulwark. He worked at The Weekly Standard from 2012 to 2018, where his last post was as deputy online editor. His writing has also appeared in the Washington Post, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and elsewhere. Before TWS, he worked for five years for members of the House and Senate as a tax staffer, working for Rep. Geoff Davis (R-KY) on Ways and Means Committee matters and Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) on Finance Committee matters. In 2004, he worked as a field staffer for President Bush’s re-election campaign. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Saint Louis University.


Articles by Jim Swift

March 16, 2019 10:50 am

Did Their Actions Match Their Words?

Comparing their votes to their expressed concerns.
Jim Swift
March 13, 2019 2:52 pm

Who is Defending Judge Jeanine’s Bigotry?

She faced almost no backlash for offensive remarks about Islam.
Jim Swift
March 11, 2019 11:39 am

What Will Happen After the Senate Votes on the Emergency Declaration

Don’t expect enough votes to override Trump’s likely veto.
Jim Swift
March 7, 2019 4:08 am

Bad Faith

Faith Goldy, Gavin McInnes, and our Canadian problem.
Jim Swift
February 25, 2019 5:37 pm

Senate National Emergency Vote Prediction Contest

The House is expected to vote Tuesday on a joint resolution that would terminate President Trump’s declared national emergency regarding…
Jim Swift
February 23, 2019 6:47 pm

Salem Host Promotes Kamala Harris-Jussie Smollett Conspiracy Theory

Later deletes claim, but sorry, he’s not sorry.
Jim Swift
February 20, 2019 1:06 pm

A Conservative Festivus

The time has come for an airing of grievances.
Jim Swift
February 5, 2019 1:01 pm

The Montessori Presidency

Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
Jim Swift
January 18, 2019 4:30 am

Trolls and Grifters: Jon Cooper and Ian Millhiser Edition

Capitalizing on outrage is a bipartisan affair.
Jim Swift
January 16, 2019 3:30 am

Beware “If This, Then That” Conservatism

On Monday, Iowa’s Steve King was formally rebuked by his House colleagues by a vote of 424-1 over…
Jim Swift