Michele Swenson

A former nurse, Michele Swenson has researched and written about the history of women’s health care, as well as religious fundamentalist and gun-centered ideologies. Her book Democracy Under Assault: TheoPolitics, Incivility and Violence on the Right is an in-depth examination of the fractured church-state divide, assaults on the independent judiciary, as well as resurgent 19th century science, socioeconomic Darwinism, corporatism, and Christian nativism. She is a member of the working committee of Health Care for All Colorado Foundation that created the proposal.

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Monday, July 03, 2017
ALEC​'s Covert War on Democracy
Describing an “illiberal” or “managed” democracy, political philosopher Sheldon Wolin and others draw a picture of a U.S. government acting as servant of dominant corporate money that subverts democracy, overwhelms representative government and sacrifices the common good, as the major political...
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Sunday, April 30, 2017
Health Care Reform: Commercial Multi-Payer vs. Public Single-Payer Health Insurance
Washington health care “reform” has become one more vehicle for the continued 40-year wealth transfer upward. Recent Republican proposals offer $600 B in tax cuts for the wealthiest, paid for by $840 B in Medicaid cuts for the low-income. To Republicans, "freedom" means freedom from health care...
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Colorado Initiative 71 Sold on False Pretenses: A Trojan Horse for Corporate Power Grab
Colorado Initiative 71 is brought to the state by an alliance of corporate lobbies led by Oil and Gas, and their political friends in high places. It reflects the vision of the Koch-funded American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) to create barriers to participatory democracy, whether voter...
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