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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 5)

June 1, 2020 5:30 am

It’s Time for Another Declaration of Conscience

Margaret Chase Smith’s classic speech turns 70—and the GOP should use the occasion for some serious soul-searching.
Jim Swift
May 22, 2020 5:30 am

Coronavirus Summer

What the new normal will look like for families with kids in the weeks ahead.
Jim Swift
April 30, 2020 5:30 am

Jared, the Trump Family, and China

The 2020 campaign and the complicated dealings of the family that believes nepotism is “a beautiful thing.”
Jim Swift
March 26, 2020 5:35 am

The ‘Let the Elderly Die’ Chorus

Some conservatives—including supposed ‘pro-lifers’—say we should quit social distancing. Is it the economy they want to help? Or the president?
Jim Swift
March 23, 2020 7:28 am

Trump’s “China Virus” Pivot

Trump spent 50 days as Xi’s Beijing Bob, now he wants us to believe he’s tough on China.
Jim Swift
March 14, 2020 5:30 am

Bad Takes on the Coronavirus

A collection of asininity.
Jim Swift
March 4, 2020 5:00 am

After Super Tuesday, What’s Next for Bloomberg and Warren?

Plus, why Biden needs to step up his game.
Jim Swift
February 26, 2020 5:30 am

Who Went After Whom, and Why?

Lots of punches but no knockouts in the last presidential debate before Super Tuesday.
Jim Swift
February 20, 2020 5:30 am

The Best Democratic Debate Ever

Nevada is once again a nuclear proving ground.
Jim Swift
February 5, 2020 4:30 am

El Rushbo and Me

A boy from Cape Girardeau, Missouri became a conservative kingmaker.
Jim Swift