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: Oct 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Recent polls say most are in toss-up races, meaning voter turnout will be key.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Imagine what would happen if Ebola was a widespread threat?

Posted on: Oct 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Ginsburg dissent calls out thinly veiled GOP voter suppression.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Inside Kansas' struggle for equality in law, politics and religion.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

"Vote. Stand up. Be counted. I’ve always voted. You have to.”

Posted on: Oct 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Why we are profoundly unprepared.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Civic-minded citizens deserve better but aren’t getting it.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

But persistent barriers to marriage equality remain in many states.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

As another federal election cycle heads to a close, Jim Crow’s ghost rises.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Is the zeitgeist having a bad hair day or are deeper flaws at play?

Posted on: Oct 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

It's looking like voters may have had enough with extremists and their policies.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Bernie sings the blues, and more!

Posted on: Sep 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The cops tried to claim immunity from prosecution for doing their jobs.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Better safe than sorry is given as reason for police excess.

Posted on: Sep 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Local departments hire private consultants to teach them how to do it.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Another reason why America’s elderly poor keep getting poorer.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Obama wants to stop evil, but experts say his strategy is fated to fail.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Only the left sees losing as a victory.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The military pipeline to thousands of police departments keeps growing.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A strong call to disarm on the eve of U.S. Senate hearings.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Most Americans want better benefits, and they agree on how to pay for them.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

More evidence that American democracy is increasingly out of our hands.

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.

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