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: May 30, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Community activists win at key stage in court.

Posted on: May 27, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Sanders outlines his platform in a major hometown speech.

Posted on: May 26, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Consent Decree orders numerous reforms, but the city has a record of ignoring settlements with the feds.

Posted on: May 22, 2015, Source: AlterNet

To blame: the drug war and 2016 candidate Martin O'Malley

Posted on: May 21, 2015, Source: AlterNet

More than 600,000 people will get raises of $4,800 by 2020.

Posted on: May 20, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Cops have guns and fists, but citizens have cellphones.

Posted on: May 20, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Big money's takeover of our democracy has never been more blatant.

Posted on: May 19, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Odd that Peter Schweizer's right-wing roots didn't give pause to the Times or Post.

Posted on: May 15, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Police may be under pressure to more aggressively patrol San Francisco's rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods.

Posted on: May 14, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Jeb Bush has long called the Iraq a moral cause.

Posted on: May 13, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Unlike the presidential candidates, Joseph Stiglitz, Elizabeth Warren and the Roosevelt Institute offer specifics.

Posted on: May 12, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The 2016 voting wars have begun.

Posted on: May 11, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The GOP's rich and powerful fight for the 2016 nomination.

Posted on: May 8, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The budget Congress just passed for next year offers a nightmarish blueprint.

Posted on: May 5, 2015, Source: AlterNet

2 million votes are at stake.

Posted on: Apr 29, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Sanders will seek to revive the party of FDR.

Posted on: Apr 29, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Peter Schweizer is known for making false accusations.

Posted on: Apr 29, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Is she running against herself and losing?

Posted on: Apr 28, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The avowed independent will run as a Democrat to face Hillary Clinton.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The equality struggle will move slowly if it moves at all.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Early contributions underscore her candidacy's importance.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The New York Times report is more about Bill than Hill.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Walker and the other GOP candidates are showing us who they truly are, before the deluge of political ads.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Petty laws and painful slights are the heart of the case.

Posted on: Apr 20, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The right-wing governor wins the GOP wealth primary.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Billion-dollar giveaways to the rich, as protesters and candidates are mocked.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2015, Source: AlterNet

A new analysis of every precinct in America in 2008.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2015, Source: AlterNet

From shredding social safety nets to imposing evangelical Christianity, the America described in Republican speeches is a terrifying place.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Can she break from the past and be seen anew?

Posted on: Apr 10, 2015, Source: AlterNet

From coast to coast, a moralizing minority's heavy hands.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2015, Source: AlterNet

More evidence of America's out-of-control gun culture.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2015, Source: AlterNet

A Brave New Films video shows history repeating itself.

Posted on: Apr 3, 2015, Source: AlterNet

With extremists like these, no wonder Jeb Bush stands out.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2015, Source: AlterNet

After years of delay, reformers say the time to act is now.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The vote is a sign that the framing of the Social Security debate has changed.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Progressives know why they trust Donna Edwards.

Posted on: Mar 23, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The race for nation’s top right wing extremist has begun.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Poll after poll finds Americans want the exact opposite of what the GOP proposes.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Hyped threats and propaganda promote fears, some real and most fake.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Aging with dignity in America is undermined by inequality and ongoing anxiety.

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