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: Jan 27, 2015, Source: AlterNet

America's weak democracy is being killed before our eyes.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The United States barely ranks as a "full" democracy.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2015, Source: AlterNet

A career filled with scores of flip-flops continues.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Obama's agenda faces deep GOP opposition.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Washington business model: spouses spot deals with huge upsides.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Home care agencies can keep underpaying a women-dominated workforce.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The GOP's new war on the poor could result in more mentally ill people living on the streets.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2015, Source: AlterNet

But he's still going to work beside Treasury Secretary Jack Lew.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2015, Source: AlterNet

New absurdities from Congress to the 2016 campaign trail.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Voters will face a race of rare national significance.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Police unions were created to get rid of bad cops. But today they protect them.

Posted on: Dec 31, 2014, Source: AlterNet

As pundits speculate about his final years, a look back reveals a strong record.

Posted on: Dec 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Apologies by the incoming third-ranking House Republican don't cut it.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

“If you want a revolution, you have to do something revolutionary.”

Posted on: Dec 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Would Warren be any different than the batch of previous failed outsider candidates like Howard Dean?

Posted on: Dec 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The Koch Party is what plutocracy, not democracy, looks like.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A legal fight from Occupy resurfaces amid 2014's police brutality protests.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The White House boldly acts without waiting for Congress.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The Massachusetts senator says enough is enough: it's time to end too-big-to-fail.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Richmond California Police Chief Chris Magnus held "Black Lives Matters" sign while wearing his uniform.

Posted on: Dec 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Another example of why the protests continue.

Posted on: Dec 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The GOP's big wet kiss to billionaires, boardrooms, polluters and more.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The question of violent versus nonviolent protest has bedeviled movements for decades.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A surprising turn of events is setting a new legal stage.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

This is about changing policing as we know it.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Did you hear people tried to stop the vandalism and cleaned it up?

Posted on: Dec 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Protesters at a police brutality demonstration claim the cops attacked first.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Countering excessive force faces barriers every step of the way.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A national expert on abusive policing sees Obama making matters worse.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Advice and reminders from experts for citizens protesting abusive policing.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Led by Texas, GOP governors lash out at immigrants.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Obstacles to accountability exist at every stage of seeking justice.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet reports on another ugly Silicon Valley "success" story.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Chief Charles Ramsey has been a national leader in militarized policing.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

There are more legal options for the dead youth’s family.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

African Americans and communities of color face many ugly obstacles.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Institutional racism and abusive policing can be rolled back—but will it?

Posted on: Nov 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

No criminal charges were brought against Officer Darren Wilson.

Posted on: Nov 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

As Adam Lanza's mental health deteriorated, his access to firearms did not.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The GOP again shows its ugly side.