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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)

October 22, 2021 5:30 am

Democrats Settle on Their Closing Strategy in Virginia Governor’s Race

Attack Trumpism, dance awkwardly, and use star power.
Jim Swift
October 21, 2021 5:30 am

Dispatch from the Republican Meme Wars

Let’s Go Brandon, In-N-Out, and the Conservative Expanded Universe.
Jim Swift
October 15, 2021 5:30 am

Glenn Youngkin’s Balancing Act Is Almost Over

Will he make it to the other side or fall into the netting?
Jim Swift
October 12, 2021 5:30 am

Big Country’s MAGA Bulletin

Visit businesses around Abilene, Texas and you might encounter this free local paper packed with conspiracy theories.
Jim Swift
October 5, 2021 3:18 pm

The Fraudit Forever War

Glenn Youngkin continues to keep winking and nodding at the election truthers.
Jim Swift
October 5, 2021 5:30 am

The Rise of the Moderate Marine

A conversation with Rep. Conor Lamb—and why so many Trumpy Republican Marine politicians are crazy.
Jim Swift
October 4, 2021 6:31 pm

Swab Job: Fox Folks Nix Vax

Dozens of Fox News employees in the Washington bureau apparently refuse vaccination, preferring daily nasal swabs.
Jim Swift
September 27, 2021 5:30 am

Marco Rubio Goes Occupy Woke Street

He can’t really strike a blow against wokeism, so he strikes a pose instead.
Jim Swift
September 17, 2021 6:11 am

The Fight Over How to Close the ‘Tax Gap’

Giving the IRS the tools it needs to catch tax evaders.
Jim Swift
September 13, 2021 4:50 pm

DeSantis Press Conference Spreads Anti-Vax Falsehood

No, the COVID vaccines will not change your DNA or RNA.
Jim Swift