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: Jul 1, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Launching a massive new social program is a heavy duty project.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The New Jersey gov's temper, arrogance, bullying, revenge-taking, and cronyism are his calling cards.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2015, Source: AlterNet

A new national report finds homelessness is also rising.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The latest ruling reverses an effort in TX to eliminate abortion access.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2015, Source: AlterNet

On four big Supreme Court rulings this week, Kennedy tilted the outcome.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2015, Source: AlterNet

States are told to recognize out-of-state marriages.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Scalia can’t get over losing without taking a few swipes.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The president’s signature domestic achievement survives GOP assault.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2015, Source: AlterNet

"What are they hiding? Why are they doing this?"

Posted on: Jun 22, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The Court sides with standards, not an officer’s excuses.

Posted on: Jun 21, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Rulings affecting millions will be issued in coming days.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The GOP wanted to raise their tuition at state universities.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Below the congenial personality is a staunch right-winger and war hawk.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Rubio's life is anything but a model of conservatism.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2015, Source: AlterNet

It's one of the main reasons our political problems are so hard to fix.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2015, Source: AlterNet

On some racial justice issues, Van Jones says its easier to work with conservatives than liberals.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2015, Source: AlterNet

She says a new Supreme Court majority is also needed.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2015, Source: AlterNet

An intriguing idea. But will there be any takers?

Posted on: May 30, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Community activists win at key stage in court.

Posted on: May 28, 2015, Source: AlterNet

An Atlantic profile reveals what the West needs to know.

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.

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