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: 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

Pando.com 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.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The President is trying to create a new legal architecture for immigration policy and enforcement.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Rich companies like Walmart want more tax cuts now and in the next Congress.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

PR giant Edelman lists nine anti-pipeline claims that threaten the project.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

14 times Republican presidents were "soft" on immigrants.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

This bunch can do a lot of damage before the next election in 2016.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Children are more likely to be killed by a gun at home than anywhere else.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

As usual, it's nurses -- not hospital executives -- who are pushing for health and safety.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Greenwald reveals the back story to making documentary films that connect the dots.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The White House sides with the “net neutrality” movement.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The country is not as conservative as the newest Congress.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The GOP went after its more principled wing. Will Democrats follow?

Posted on: Nov 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Fear and paranoia dominate our politics.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Progressives are determined not to repeat the mistakes of 2010's Tea Party rout.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

If you live in one of these states, your vote really counts.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Proof that every single vote matters in this key U.S. Senate race.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The race to the bottom is about to sink even deeper into the muck.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2014, Source: AlterNet

“I get up every morning and I try to figure out how to screw with labor unions."

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