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: Feb 26, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Years of activism and mobilization overcome telecom monopolies.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The first openly bisexual governor has long fought for equality.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2015, Source: AlterNet

White men, usually right-wingers, are the dominant threat.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Senators hear disability benefit cuts could be "a death sentence."

Posted on: Feb 10, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The latest reactionary Republican to attack LGBT rights.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Tennessee, Wyoming blocked. Utah, Montana may be next.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The early GOP contest states often favor mavericks who fizzle out.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2015, Source: AlterNet

A poll reveals there has been a significant movement away from the Democratic Party.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2015, Source: AlterNet

They complain and complain, but can't recognize themselves in the mirror.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Walker plays both aggressor and victim in appeal to Koch's and the rest.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Willfully keeping millions in poverty creates costs across society.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2015, Source: AlterNet

And they plan to use it to push equality in 2016.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The same guy who quarantined the "ebola nurse" says parents should have a choice about vaccines.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Texas ignores the U.S. Supreme Court and science, but cites John Steinbeck.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Thanks to the Kochs, ready or not, here they come.

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.