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Colorado Senate Race a Chance to Start Reversing Corporate Stranglehold on Congress

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michele Swenson

The current Colorado U.S. senate race offers a rare opportunity for the electorate to exercise leverage against the corporate-controlled state.

Changing Politics as Usual: Why We Need Andrew Romanoff, the Grassroots Choice

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michele Swenson

Obama supporters are being told that they should support the "president's choice" for Colorado's U.S. Senate seat, and that it is good that Bennet collects huge sums of corporate money.

Leaders Should be Elected, Not Anointed

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michele Swenson

The corporate party line is that Bennet is in the Senate now, has amassed power (and big corporate bucks), so woe betide anyone who would consider challenging him in a primary.

Democrats Must Challenge Republican Rhetoric, Issues Framing

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michele Swenson

With convoluted reasoning, cultural warriors frame every issue to serve narrow political ends. Tortured language on the right condemns a woman who chooses not to carry a pregnancy to term for acting out of "personal convenience," while a three-day background check for purchase of a gun is protested as an intolerable "inconvenience."