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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

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
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