Tim Swarens is a former opinion editor and columnist with the Indianapolis Star.

Swarens was the editor or writer on projects that in recent years have won awards from Sigma Delta Chi, National Headliners, Scripps Howard, American Society of Newspaper Editors, and Robert F. Kennedy Excellence in Journalism. He also is the 2016 recipient of the Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing.

His commentary has been published in the Wall Street Journal, Arizona Republic, Detroit Free-Press and USA Today. He also has appeared on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and the BBC.