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Articles by Jim Swift (page 3)

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
January 5, 2023 8:01 am

Pennsylvania’s New Dem Gov. Picks Republican to Oversee State Elections

Josh Shapiro, the moderate who defeated Doug Mastriano, fulfills his pledge to make a pro-democracy pick.
Jim Swift
November 29, 2022 5:30 am

What to Expect From a Kevin McCarthy Speakership

We ask seven former House Republicans to share their predictions.
Jim Swift
November 7, 2022 5:30 am

Josh Shapiro Makes His Closing Argument

On the bus with the Democrat running for governor of Pennsylvania.
Jim Swift
October 31, 2022 5:30 am

If McMullin Wins and Won’t Caucus With Either Party, What Happens to His Committee Assignments?

Here’s what the rules and the precedents tell us.
Jim Swift
October 28, 2022 9:01 am

A Moderate Running in Immoderate Times

Democrat Abigail Spanberger’s focus on policy, plans, and people.
Jim Swift