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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

July 17, 2019 4:38 am

Can Scott Walker Save the Future of Conservatism?

Maybe even a little?
Jim Swift
July 8, 2019 3:37 pm

A Digital Census Is a Stupid Idea

Let’s be clear: Trump is just trying to change the subject. Again...
Jim Swift
July 2, 2019 10:26 am

It’s Not About the Shoes

Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.
Jim Swift
June 26, 2019 5:10 pm

Leave Wayfair Alone

Don’t you see that you’re losing sight of the bigger picture?
Jim Swift
June 13, 2019 4:45 am

One Man, One Vote, One Dollar

A modest proposal for fixing congressional salaries.
Jim Swift
May 8, 2019 2:05 pm

On Abortion, Don’t Fight Crazy With Crazy

Brian Sims is disgraceful. The pro-life movement's response should be careful and sober.
Jim Swift
April 5, 2019 12:14 pm

Conservatives Hated the Fairness Doctrine. Now They Want One for Social Media.

Serious conservatives should reject Senator Hawley's unserious new "fairness doctrine."
Jim Swift
April 3, 2019 1:00 pm

President Trump is Mentally Unwell

Here are three examples from just one day.
Jim Swift
March 23, 2019 4:16 am

Lamar Alexander Is the Adult In The Room (Charlie Kirk Isn’t)

Lamar Alexander was a governor, a president of a big state school, and secretary of education before being…
Jim Swift
March 16, 2019 10:50 am

Did Their Actions Match Their Words?

Comparing their votes to their expressed concerns.
Jim Swift