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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)

March 1, 2024 5:38 pm

Elon Musk, David Sacks, and the Ignorant Isolationism of the GOP

Plus: An Encore for Italian-American Fiction.
Jim Swift
February 28, 2024 6:56 pm

How Sweden’s NATO Accession Changes Europe’s Future

Plus: Why Pro-Life Republicans Are Tripping Up Over IVF
Jim Swift
February 26, 2024 6:42 pm

It’s Too Easy for Police to Take Your Stuff.

Plus: A Clear-Eyed Look at the Ukraine War as It Enters Its Third Year
Jim Swift
February 23, 2024 5:55 pm

Study What You Love or Study What Will Make You Money?

Plus: For Fraud and Country
Jim Swift
February 22, 2024 6:22 pm

American Credibility Is on the Line in Ukraine

Plus: Fani Willis Should Have Known Better
Jim Swift
February 21, 2024 7:07 pm

J.D. Vance (R-Moscow)

Plus: Tim Scott Believes in Systemic Bias—But Only Against Republicans.
Jim Swift
February 13, 2024 7:00 pm

Trump Says He Shouldn’t Be Tried with an Election Pending

Plus: An Outbreak of Republican Truth-Telling
Jim Swift
February 7, 2024 6:59 pm

The Money Pit of GOP-Aligned Super PACs.

Plus: Appeals Court Decisively Smacks Down Trump’s Immunity Claim for Jan. 6th.
Jim Swift
February 6, 2024 7:11 pm

Republicans Are Lying About Their Own Border Bill

Plus: Mike Johnson Is Mainstreaming the Spirituality that Gave Us the Capitol Riot
Jim Swift
January 30, 2024 7:12 pm

The Deeper Reason for the U.S. Military’s Recruitment Woes

Plus: MAGA Has TDS—Taylor Derangement Syndrome
Jim Swift