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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)

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
May 18, 2022 1:16 am

Don’t Read Too Much Into Madison Cawthorn’s Defeat

The GOP isn’t turning the corner.
Jim Swift
May 12, 2022 5:30 am

There’s Still More to Be Done to Help Afghans

Let’s start with a law that would give security to Afghans in the U.S. and reduce the backlog of asylum…
Jim Swift
May 3, 2022 11:38 pm

Ohio GOP Goes Vance: It’s Still Trump’s Party

No signs of moving on.
Jim Swift
April 28, 2022 5:30 am

Vance vs. Mandel Gets Ugly

With the Ohio Senate GOP primary remaining close in its final days, the ads have gotten desperate and nasty. (But…
Jim Swift
April 21, 2022 5:30 am

Larry Hogan’s Successor May Be an Insurrectionist

The choice facing Maryland voters: a candidate endorsed by their popular governor or one preferred by the disgraced former president.
Jim Swift
April 19, 2022 5:30 am

Steve King Finds the Low Road Is a Lonely Road

Two years after his odious views cost him his seat in Congress, he wants to justify, blame, and excuse.
Jim Swift
April 15, 2022 6:10 pm

Josh Mandel Gets Schlonged

Anatomy of a failing suck-up.
Jim Swift