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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

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
November 19, 2019 6:52 am

A Good Start

Unless you’re extremely online, you probably didn’t notice that Young America’s Foundation severed ties with Michelle Malkin over the…
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