About

swift

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.

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.

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, beer league softball, football, baseball, photography, economics, and politics.

I’m a Cleveland sports fan, which is to say I am a masochist. Particularly, I love the Browns (it’s futile, I know), but outside of Cleveland sports I also cheer for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Washington Redskins.  I love my Billikens, and because I’m an Ohioan, I am also a Buckeye fan.

My writing has appeared in the Weekly Standard, the Washington Post, the Alexandria Times, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and elsewhere.