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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 26, 2020 5:35 am

The ‘Let the Elderly Die’ Chorus

Some conservatives—including supposed ‘pro-lifers’—say we should quit social distancing. Is it the economy they want to help? Or the president?
Jim Swift
March 23, 2020 7:28 am

Trump’s “China Virus” Pivot

Trump spent 50 days as Xi’s Beijing Bob, now he wants us to believe he’s tough on China.
Jim Swift
March 14, 2020 5:30 am

Bad Takes on the Coronavirus

A collection of asininity.
Jim Swift
March 4, 2020 5:00 am

After Super Tuesday, What’s Next for Bloomberg and Warren?

Plus, why Biden needs to step up his game.
Jim Swift
February 26, 2020 5:30 am

Who Went After Whom, and Why?

Lots of punches but no knockouts in the last presidential debate before Super Tuesday.
Jim Swift
February 20, 2020 5:30 am

The Best Democratic Debate Ever

Nevada is once again a nuclear proving ground.
Jim Swift
February 5, 2020 4:30 am

El Rushbo and Me

A boy from Cape Girardeau, Missouri became a conservative kingmaker.
Jim Swift
February 4, 2020 6:03 am

The Informant! Caucus

I think the political culture’s gonna change a little bit for you, Iowa.
Jim Swift
December 18, 2019 7:16 am

A Close Textual Reading of Trump’s Letter to Nancy Pelosi

Say what you want about Donald Trump as a president: He does not have a deep understanding of the legislative…
Jim Swift
December 10, 2019 2:08 pm

The IG Report Came at the Perfect Time

The president and his enablers are misrepresenting the report—so you should read it for yourself.
Jim Swift