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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 6, 2023 5:31 am

Wait, How Many People Are Running for President Now?

And who exactly is that new guy?
Jim Swift
May 15, 2023 5:30 am

Why GOP Govs. Are Rushing to Quit Project for Clean Voter Data

Spreading conspiracy theories, Republicans undermine the bipartisan ERIC database.
Jim Swift
April 20, 2023 4:16 pm

Kevin McCarthy’s Awkward, Ginger Debt Ceiling Dance

Plus: How MTG derailed a Homeland Security Committee hearing.
Jim Swift
April 18, 2023 5:39 pm

The Boys Are Back in Town

Plus: Why nothing is probably going to happen as a result of the Thomas-Crow affair
Jim Swift
March 28, 2023 5:30 am

Mike Lee Has Nothing to Show for His Tough Talk on Japan

A month beyond the arbitrary deadline the Utah senator picked, his quest to free an imprisoned Navy lieutenant has seen…
Jim Swift
March 14, 2023 5:30 am

Challenger to Hawley: Quit Your ‘Fake Populism’

How far can authenticity take Lucas Kunce—a Marine veteran and proud nerd—in red Missouri?
Jim Swift
February 21, 2023 5:30 am

The Michigan State GOP Doubles Down on Losing

Its new leader, Kristina Karamo, is an election denier and conspiracist who wants to steer the party away from moderate…
Jim Swift
February 6, 2023 5:30 am

Mike Lee’s Reckless, Feckless Deadline for Japan

The MAGA senator tries to talk tough in support of an American sailor imprisoned for accidentally causing two deaths.
Jim Swift
January 30, 2023 5:30 am

Illinois Sheriffs Refuse to Enforce the State’s New Gun Law

Last year’s Supreme Court ruling on gun control may doom the law, which bans ‘assault weapons’ and establishes a new…
Jim Swift
January 12, 2023 5:30 am

Will the House GOP Really Walk the Plank for the Fair Tax?

In his desperation to win the speakership, Kevin McCarthy promised to put the gimmicky old idea up for a vote.
Jim Swift