Stories by Steven Rosenfeld

Steven Rosenfeld covers national political issues for AlterNet, including America's retirement crisis, democracy and voting rights, and campaigns and elections. He is the author of "Count My Vote: A Citizen's Guide to Voting" (AlterNet Books, 2008). subscribe to Steven Rosenfeld's feed

Posted on: Sep 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Better safe than sorry is given as reason for police excess.

Posted on: Sep 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Local departments hire private consultants to teach them how to do it.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Another reason why America’s elderly poor keep getting poorer.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Obama wants to stop evil, but experts say his strategy is fated to fail.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Only the left sees losing as a victory.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The military pipeline to thousands of police departments keeps growing.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A strong call to disarm on the eve of U.S. Senate hearings.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Most Americans want better benefits, and they agree on how to pay for them.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

More evidence that American democracy is increasingly out of our hands.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet

How anti-women are Texas Republicans? Very, a federal court concludes.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Another example of shrinking civil liberties in the land of the free.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A study of 1000s of incidents during Occupy reveals how violence erupts.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A Ninth Circuit panel says the drivers are employees, not contractors.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Excerpts show what's at stake in November if GOP wins control of both chambers of Congress.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

On the day Michael Brown was buried, two federal lawsuits were filed over police using tasers to attack civilians and torture prisoners.

Posted on: Aug 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

David Plouffe’s move to Uber is the latest.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Adding insult to fatality.

Posted on: Aug 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The president says he understands the deeper problems. But what can he change?

Posted on: Aug 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Texas’ Rick Perry is the latest to join this elite club.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The latest fountain of youth has men self-medicating with the hormone.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The cost of living still applies to road warriors and free spirits.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Despite all the doomsday talk, there's plenty of evidence to the contrary.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Public assets allow the economy to produce great wealth that's not shared.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

There's nothing hot, new or sexy about oligarchy and the economy for the 1 percent.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Will just-announced military action save thousands of refugees?

Posted on: Aug 6, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The worst states are all in the Old South.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The president vented at Friday’s White House press conference.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Most presidential candidates don’t have race-baiting ghostwriters.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Can’t the feds at least go after addictive drugs?

Posted on: Jul 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Our elections system continues to get worse.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

"I would say that he is the great pretender."

Posted on: Jul 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Never mind that Boehner’s lawsuit and impeachment are going nowhere.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The other Palestinian territory is saying enough is enough.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Government regulators are pondering what levels are safe for sale.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

War and violence show how little humanity has learned since World War II.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Two federal appeals courts. Two opposite rulings Tuesday. Stay tuned.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Tech attendees probably have no idea of many speakers' repugnant pasts.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

When progressives fight for working Americans they can win, Warren tells crowd.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The Washington Post predicts the Republicans will win big this fall.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Since when is the freedom to sell more stuff online a pro-consumer cause?

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