Hello, I’m Jim Swift and this is my blog. Welcome.
What is “bomble” you ask? It’s a term I mistakenly invented my sophomore year in college. I made it my website home base so to speak since 2004.
I live in Alexandria, Va. with my wife Mary and our dog, Gus. Originally, I hail from Shaker Heights, Ohio. I’m a Saint Ignatius Wildcat and a Saint Louis University Billiken. I’m also a proud member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, ALVA Aerie #871, and the National Press Club.
I work at The Weekly Standard as deputy online editor. Previously, I was a researcher at CQ Roll Call, and before that, an economic policy staffer for five years for members of both the House and Senate. In 2004, I was a field staffer for President Bush’s re-election campaign.
My interests are golf, Cleveland and Saint Louis sports, the Ohio State Buckeyes, photography, economics, and politics.
My writing has appeared in the Weekly Standard, the Washington Post, the Alexandria Times, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and elsewhere.