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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

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
June 1, 2020 5:30 am

It’s Time for Another Declaration of Conscience

Margaret Chase Smith’s classic speech turns 70—and the GOP should use the occasion for some serious soul-searching.
Jim Swift
May 22, 2020 5:30 am

Coronavirus Summer

What the new normal will look like for families with kids in the weeks ahead.
Jim Swift
April 30, 2020 5:30 am

Jared, the Trump Family, and China

The 2020 campaign and the complicated dealings of the family that believes nepotism is “a beautiful thing.”
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