Stories by Steven Rosenfeld

Steven Rosenfeld covers national political issues for AlterNet, including America's retirement crisis, the low-wage economy, 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: Aug 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet

How anti-women are Texas Republicans? Very, a federal court concludes.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Another example of shrinking civil liberties in the land of the free.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A study of 1000s of incidents during Occupy reveals how violence erupts.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A Ninth Circuit panel says the drivers are employees, not contractors.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Excerpts show what's at stake in November if GOP wins control of both chambers of Congress.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

On the day Michael Brown was buried, two federal lawsuits were filed over police using tasers to attack civilians and torture prisoners.

Posted on: Aug 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

David Plouffe’s move to Uber is the latest.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Adding insult to fatality.

Posted on: Aug 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The president says he understands the deeper problems. But what can he change?

Posted on: Aug 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Texas’ Rick Perry is the latest to join this elite club.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The latest fountain of youth has men self-medicating with the hormone.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The cost of living still applies to road warriors and free spirits.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Despite all the doomsday talk, there's plenty of evidence to the contrary.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Public assets allow the economy to produce great wealth that's not shared.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

There's nothing hot, new or sexy about oligarchy and the economy for the 1 percent.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Will just-announced military action save thousands of refugees?

Posted on: Aug 6, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The worst states are all in the Old South.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The president vented at Friday’s White House press conference.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Most presidential candidates don’t have race-baiting ghostwriters.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Can’t the feds at least go after addictive drugs?

Posted on: Jul 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Our elections system continues to get worse.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

"I would say that he is the great pretender."

Posted on: Jul 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Never mind that Boehner’s lawsuit and impeachment are going nowhere.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The other Palestinian territory is saying enough is enough.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Government regulators are pondering what levels are safe for sale.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

War and violence show how little humanity has learned since World War II.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Two federal appeals courts. Two opposite rulings Tuesday. Stay tuned.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Tech attendees probably have no idea of many speakers' repugnant pasts.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

When progressives fight for working Americans they can win, Warren tells crowd.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The Washington Post predicts the Republicans will win big this fall.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Since when is the freedom to sell more stuff online a pro-consumer cause?

Posted on: Jul 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Instead of being embarrassed, the state GOP says this is business as usual.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Young male voters are drawn to Libertarian positions on social issues.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Republican stalwarts have had enough of True The Vote's silly, paranoid allegations.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

These beer-swilling, racist, movie junkie, misogynist and plain-jane Libertarians might just help Dems keep the Senate.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Despite implementation obstacles, millions of people are being helped.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

She’s feeding Potter fans crumbs, but they’ll take it.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A new book, Unreasonable Men, charts how progressivism swept the GOP.

Posted on: Jul 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The anti-corruption crusader will have millions to try to elect reformers to the House.

Posted on: Jul 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Top Democrats ignore two-thirds of Californians who wanted a fracking moratorium.

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