Ride or die.
Support The Bulwark.
  Join Now
Jim Swift Photo

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 24, 2021 4:57 pm

Trumpists Still Pushing Election Fraud Claims and Conspiracy Theories

Regent University livestream gets bonkers.
Jim Swift
March 23, 2021 5:30 am

The Return of the Communion Wars

John Kerry dealt with this during the 2004 campaign—but he lost. Biden will have to deal with it while he’s in office.
Jim Swift
February 13, 2021 10:17 pm

Trump’s Acquittal Is an Ignominious Failure

The case to convict Trump was a slam dunk. Today’s verdict of not guilty is a dereliction of historic proportions.
Jim Swift
September 30, 2020 3:23 pm

The Worst Debate Takes

We waded through the muck to bring you the very finest of the bad takes.
Jim Swift
August 21, 2020 3:04 pm

‘Donald Trump Has Failed Our Country’

Here’s why 73 GOP NatSec officials are endorsing Joe Biden.
Jim Swift
July 30, 2020 10:35 am

Where Does Joe Biden Go to Get His Apology?

The right mocked Biden for correctly predicting Trump might seek to delay the election.
Jim Swift
June 30, 2020 6:14 pm

Reflecting on Betsy Rothstein’s ‘Mirror’

The late gossip columnist was always ready with a question.
Jim Swift
June 29, 2020 4:27 pm

The Missouri Gun-Toting Lawyers Are Screwed

And rightfully so.
Jim Swift
June 18, 2020 5:30 am

Trump Defenders Tie Themselves in Knots Over Bolton Book

While the Trump apologists scramble, expect members of Congress to profess ignorance.
Jim Swift
June 11, 2020 5:45 am

The Generals and the Historian

Trump apologist Victor Davis Hanson’s weak case against James Mattis.
Jim Swift