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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

November 5, 2019 8:57 am

“Bad” Is Impeachable

We have reached the phase during the goalpost moving process where Republican defenders of President Trump are not yet…
Jim Swift
October 23, 2019 2:37 pm

House Republicans May Have Committed Some Light Treason

A few months ago, internet personalities devised a plan to storm Area 51. As the logic went: if enough of…
Jim Swift
October 18, 2019 5:27 am

Meet Trump’s Illuminati Scholar

They’ve done it. Finally, the Trump administration has reached its logical conclusion. The presidency that began with Alex Jones and…
Jim Swift
October 7, 2019 12:52 pm

Trump Betrays the Kurds, Republicans…Speak Up?

Will anything be done?
Jim Swift
September 5, 2019 2:08 pm

Why Trump Thinks He’s the Biggest Victim of Hurricane Dorian

Maybe, just maybe, if someone in his own party called him out, we wouldn't be here.
Jim Swift
September 4, 2019 2:09 pm

The Problem with Dan Crenshaw’s Tweet on Lending Guns

And the bad-faith response by AOC and the gun-control left.
Jim Swift
August 20, 2019 1:01 pm

Mike Pence’s Hollow Populism

An elite in sheep’s clothing.
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