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 7, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A handful of election officials in Pennsylvania, Florida and Colorado are rebelling against new laws and rules that could create barriers to voting this fall.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Compared to 2008, voting rights lawyers appear to have the edge in court.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A new documentary traces the forgotten history of Albanian Muslims saving Jews and brings their descendants together.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Only an insecure and ideologically bankrupt political party has to game the rules to stay in power.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

We’re deep in the hole with Citizens United and unlimited campaign spending. How should we try to resolve this problem?

Posted on: Jul 24, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Beyond moralizing and hand-wringing, what can we do to change the societal forces that push Americans apart?

Posted on: Jul 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The Brennan Center's report doubles its estimated impact from last fall as 2012 voting rights litigation heats up.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Jul 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Jul 13, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The controversial 2010 Supreme Court ruling did not just affect corporate "speech" in elections.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The Republican war on voters is only the start of really big problems voters face in the 2012 presidential election.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Last week's Supreme Court decision was a historic victory for the progressive vision of more compassionate government.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Roberts' opinion sets alarming precedents because it ignores decades of established Court doctrine, which could have massive implications.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Jun 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

There are a number of ways the justices can go, but it doesn't look good.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The Court's right-wing majority refused to look at facts that showed how it erred in its 2010 Citizens United ruling.

Posted on: Jun 21, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Republican power-brokers don't want Americans to know which corporations are bankrolling their party's mud-slinging ads.

Posted on: Jun 21, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Jun 19, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Pollster John Zogby says Obama's fate will rest among a cohort that feels abandoned by the political and economic system.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Academia’s best and brightest include conservatives who help corporations hide behind the First Amendment to protect profits.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Jun 11, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Jun 7, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Like 2000, Florida is poised to use bad data to purge legal voters.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Jun 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Walker outspent Barrett 8-to-1, but Democrats may have regained control of the state senate.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Jun 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Here is what to look for as Wisconsin holds its historic gubernatorial recall.

Posted on: May 31, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Even local Republican election officials don’t believe the voter fraud claims.

Posted on: May 29, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The GOP's million-dollar donor club is filled with businessmen who will do anything for their next big financial killing.

Posted on: May 22, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Imprecise messages and imperfect messengers converge as Washington looks to solve the Citizens United mess.

Posted on: May 17, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: May 17, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The government's conduct in federal court convinced a judge that the newest anti-terror law violated the constitutional rights of journalists and activists.

Posted on: May 17, 2012, Source: AlterNet

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