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: Aug 27, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Larry Lessig is a case study in the dangers of single-issue politics.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2015, Source: AlterNet

"More than half of all suspects shot and killed by police were suffering from mental illness."

Posted on: Aug 25, 2015, Source: AlterNet

A new scandal could prove the undoing of Maine's Gov. Paul LePage.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2015, Source: AlterNet

From JFK to LAX.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2015, Source: AlterNet

No matter who's leading, the agenda is far to the right.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Have a serious issue? Why not run?

Posted on: Aug 10, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Carly Fiorina and Ted Cruz also move up in top tier.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Here's a right-wing conspiracy theory for you: Did Bill Clinton prod Trump to run?

Posted on: Aug 6, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Fox News shows the nation how nuts the GOP has become.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2015, Source: AlterNet

These charlatans, bullies, braggarts and right-wing hit-men are just getting warmed up.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Rubio says he's a Latino leader, but his stance is anti-immigrant.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The political spectrum doesn't want more conventional thinking.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The Mayo Clinic leads a protest against drug company greed.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Pick fights. Smear and scapegoat opponents. Punish the defeated. Escalate.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Most affected missed fines or don’t know warrant exists.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2015, Source: AlterNet

On Dodd-Frank’s fifth anniversary, wealthy excess still abounds.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2015, Source: AlterNet

No exceptions for rape or incest after 20 weeks.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2015, Source: AlterNet

A striking challenge made at Netroots Nation on Friday.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2015, Source: AlterNet

A new report shows the Koch brothers are playing both sides of the issue for political advantage.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2015, Source: AlterNet

A new national poll has him leading the pack.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Sanders connects at the Latino civil rights group's big convention.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Longer than many pundits think, but key challenges lie beyond Iowa and New Hampshire.

Posted on: Jul 6, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Hillary and Rand have more fun stuff than Bernie or Jeb.

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.

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