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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)

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
March 24, 2021 4:57 pm

Trumpists Still Pushing Election Fraud Claims and Conspiracy Theories

Regent University livestream gets bonkers.
Jim Swift
March 23, 2021 5:30 am

The Return of the Communion Wars

John Kerry dealt with this during the 2004 campaign—but he lost. Biden will have to deal with it while he’s in office.
Jim Swift
February 13, 2021 10:17 pm

Trump’s Acquittal Is an Ignominious Failure

The case to convict Trump was a slam dunk. Today’s verdict of not guilty is a dereliction of historic proportions.
Jim Swift
September 30, 2020 3:23 pm

The Worst Debate Takes

We waded through the muck to bring you the very finest of the bad takes.
Jim Swift
August 21, 2020 3:04 pm

‘Donald Trump Has Failed Our Country’

Here’s why 73 GOP NatSec officials are endorsing Joe Biden.
Jim Swift