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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 3)

July 27, 2021 4:46 pm

Capitol Cop: Nothing I Saw in Iraq Prepared Me for January 6

Day One of the select committee’s hearings showed why Republicans fought so hard against it.
Jim Swift
July 27, 2021 5:34 am

We’ve Seen Enough of J.D. Vance

You can't let charity cloud analysis.
Jim Swift
July 20, 2021 5:30 am

Virginia GOP Makes a Mockery of the Redistricting Process

Virginia V. Trost-Thornton is why we can’t have nice things.
Jim Swift
July 8, 2021 5:30 am

Ohio School Forcefully Rejects Claims That It Teaches Critical Race Theory

The complicated reality behind a story going viral in conservative media.
Jim Swift
July 7, 2021 5:30 am

Telling Fake Matt Gaetz Apart from Real Matt Gaetz

Trumpism, social media fakery, and a cagey congressman.
Jim Swift
June 22, 2021 8:34 am

The Legend of the Restaurant Workers Too Lazy to Work

The notion that the food-services industry can’t find workers because they like being on the dole is a gross simplification of complicated economic trends.
Jim Swift
June 16, 2021 5:30 am

The War on Critical Race Theory: A Quagmire

Partisans have been itching for a new culture war. CRT might be just what they’re looking for.
Jim Swift
June 15, 2021 12:24 pm

The Civil War They Seek

A MAGA neo-Confederate intellectual wants black Americans to just move on.
Jim Swift
June 14, 2021 2:41 pm

McConnell Won’t Commit to a Hearing for Biden SCOTUS Nominees If GOP Retakes the Senate

The new normal is whatever he says it is.
Jim Swift
May 10, 2021 4:14 am

The Virginia GOP’s Ridiculous Convention by Car

Ballots, Buicks, and a ballroom break-in?
Jim Swift