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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 (page 1)

September 7, 2022 5:30 am

My Neighbor, the Presidential Candidate

What drives someone like Jay Torres—an Army veteran and political neophyte running for the GOP nomination in 2024—to seek the…
Jim Swift
August 30, 2022 5:30 am

Republicans’ Three Paths on Abortion

What the post-Dobbs facts and politics are starting to look like for the GOP.
Jim Swift
August 23, 2022 5:30 am

Missouri’s Last Sane Republican

And what it means that he was defeated by a ghostly absentee candidate.
Jim Swift
August 3, 2022 5:30 am

Missouri GOP Primary: An Awkward Ending to an Embarrassing Race

Trump endorsed “ERIC” and sure enough, an Eric won.
Jim Swift
July 20, 2022 5:30 am

Maryland GOP Throws It All Away

Republicans turned their backs on their popular two-term governor, Larry Hogan, by elevating a crank over his chosen moderate successor.
Jim Swift
July 19, 2022 5:30 am

Do Not Congratulate Doug Ducey

In spite of his frank comments on Kari Lake, he remains a party-over-country conservative who’s just trying to protect his…
Jim Swift
July 12, 2022 5:30 am

Glenn Youngkin Is a Coward

The Virginia governor may be a ‘newcomer to politics,’ but he’s already a master of the art of misdirection.
Jim Swift
June 23, 2022 5:30 am

America Needs More Legislators Like Rusty Bowers

Even if he’d still vote for Donald Trump.
Jim Swift
May 26, 2022 5:21 am

The Way to Reform Gun Laws Is Incrementally

Gun-reform advocates should learn from the NRA.
Jim Swift
May 19, 2022 5:30 am

The Politics of Commencement Addresses

Every year, a conservative group gripes about the number of liberals addressing graduates. How much does it matter?
Jim Swift