Brady Swenson

Director of Technology

Brady joined Rewire in 2007 and is now the Director of Technology. He is primarily responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining the organization’s technology assets, including the website, and managing new media strategy and execution. Brady has helped Rewire grow from a small blog into an increasingly popular and influential independent media outlet.

Brady has been designing and developing on the web for more than 15 years. While still in college he designed and developed an award-winning website for then-Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius’ Kansas Insurance Department that included one of the first online applications for consumers to compare insurance premiums. He later managed search engine optimization and a large online advertising budget for an e-commerce company that became listed as an Inc. 500 fastest growing private business in America.

After graduating from the University of Kansas with a degree in English Literature he served for two years in the Peace Corps as an English and reading teacher and a community developer on the island of Leguan off the coast of Guyana. Brady now lives and works at home in Lawrence, Kansas.


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Where Are the Women?

Brady Swenson

Today on Capitol Hill, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform assembled a panel to discuss the birth control mandate in President Obama's Affordable Care Act. The panel consisted of eight male anti-choice, anti-contraception religious leaders and one female anti-choice witness. None had health credentials.

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Welcome to the New Rewire

Brady Swenson

I am proud to introduce to you a fresh, new Rewire! This latest incarnation of the leading daily reproductive and sexual health and justice publication comes just ahead of our five year anniversary. 

Amie’s Top Ten

Brady Swenson

This week Rewire is saying goodbye to Amie Newman.  In the way of a tribute to Amie's amazing work at Rewire we present the ten posts, out of the nearly seven hundred she composed, that garnered the most reads.

Rewire’s Most Read Stories of 2010

Brady Swenson

The ten most read stories on Rewire this year include Christine O'Donnell's crusade against masturbation, a look at how universities deal with sex in dorms, and early reporting of the Utah legislation that sought to criminalize miscarriage.

Election Night 2010 Live with Rewire

Brady Swenson

Jodi Jacobson, Amanda Marcotte, Pamela Merritt, Jill Miller Zimon and members of the Rewire community gathered online to discuss national politics and election results, catch a recap here.

Election Night 2010 Live with Rewire

Brady Swenson

Join Jodi Jacobson, Amanda Marcotte, Pamela Merritt and other members of the Rewire team to discuss national politics and election results as they roll in tomorrow night starting at 8pm ET. The live discussion will happen right here using the Cover It Live widget below. Add your email address now to receive a reminder tomorrow. […]

(VIDEO) The Assasination of Dr. Tiller

Brady Swenson

"The Assasination of Dr. Tiller" details the murder of Dr. George Tiller in his Wichita church and how the environment of intimidation stoked by the anti-choice movement and some members of the media influenced assassin Scott Roeder.

Rating Comments

Brady Swenson

We've added a new comment rating tool in an effort at community moderation of the comment sections. 

On Commenting

Brady Swenson

We've updated our commenting policy and our approach to moderation of the comments sections of our published articles.

Change to Commenting Procedure on Rewire

Brady Swenson

To encourage participation we have always allowed anonymous commenting. But anonymous commenting also has its drawbacks. We have decided it is time to require registration to comment on Rewire. Read more here...

Nurse-Family Partnership

Brady Swenson

The Nurse-Family Partnership aids low-income, first-time parents by providing them with a visiting registered nurse who can continue to help the family until they reach self-sufficiency, thus curbing early developmental problems and decreasing the risk of abuse or domestic violence. Read more...

Elizabeth Cady Stanton Pregnant and Parenting Student Services Act

Brady Swenson

This bill is created from the belief that “pregnant college students should not have to make a choice between keeping their baby and staying in school.” The legislation, created by Feminists for Life, would establish “a the pilot program to will help interested, eligible institutions of higher education establish pregnancy and parenting student services offices that will operate independent of Federal funding no later than 5 years after the date of the enactment of this Act.” Read more...

Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Families Act

Brady Swenson

As a senator, President Obama championed this bill, and he spoke of it often during his 2008 campaign. To encourage responsible male behavior, the bill provides for domestic violence prevention awareness, and it would increase penalties for men who avoid paying child support, ensuring that the money from such payments winds up in the hands of families rather than tied up in red tape. Read more...

Reducing the Need for Abortion and Supporting Parents Act

Brady Swenson

The Reducing the Need for Abortion and Supporting Parents Act would “reduce the need for abortion by reducing the number of unintended pregnancies and supporting women facing unplanned pregnancies.” Among other measures the bill proposes to reduce teen pregnancy through comprehensive sex education, improve access to contraception for low-income women and increase Title X funding. Read more...

Pregnant Women Support Act

Brady Swenson

The Pregnant Women Support Act would “provide for programs that reduce the need for abortion, help women bear healthy children, and support new parents.” This bill was modeled after Democrats for Life‘s "95-10 Initiative," which aims to reduce the U.S. abortion rate by 95% over the next 10 years. Read more...

Live Blog Practice

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Practice Cover It Live live blog...

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