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: Mar 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Obama's reversal on Social Security cutbacks isn't the major victory it appears to be. Here's why.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet’s Linda Capato says Gov. Jerry Brown needs to step up.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A new book offers ways to block cyber-tracking.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The Democratic Senate Majority Leader has had enough.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The latest data show the cycle of poverty in the Deep South is holding firm. Why is this?

Posted on: Mar 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Whether tulips in the 1600s or bitcoin today, get rich quick schemes usually fail.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

It was scary, hectic and necessary to spotlight how the Court harms democracy.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A ballot initiative proposal in CA is in in trouble, even though it might win in a landslide.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Meanwhile, there’s no coverage of a “peace dividend.”

Posted on: Feb 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The hilariously titled “Save American Workers” bill cuts coverage for 1 million people.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The party of bullies, bigots and blowhards prays for a new Jim Crow.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Progressive victory over the austerity agenda could start a larger and needed conversation.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

New rules are being set for 21st century labor actions.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A greedy, arrogant, connected corporation wants a bigger monopoly.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

There's momentum in the fight to strengthen, instead of gut, social security.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The Republican civil war heats up.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The big takeaway is taxes matter, especially tax rates for the richest Americans.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A bottomless appetite for knowing everything about our online lives is breaking new boundaries.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2014, Source: AlterNet

In the SOTU speech last week, Obama avoided the real issues.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Republicans double down on trying to stop Democrats from voting.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

In speeches Tuesday and Wednesday, Obama avoids the real issues and real solutions.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The California Republican is sponsoring a 2014 ballot measure for a $12 statewide minimum wage—more than Obama has proposed.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Pushing for a higher minimum wage is the starting line.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Economic inequality is getting worse, not better, everywhere.

Posted on: Jan 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A growing coalition of progressive organizations is pushing hard to get the minimum wage on 12 state ballots.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Military pensions, unemployment, disability and Social Security are all targets.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The GOP expands its legal war on truth and transparency in election law.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Darden Restaurants, which owns chains like Red Lobster, bought its way into a sleazy rankings list.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Koch-funded non-profits reveal broad political strategy through job ads.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

New motives, damaging documentation and a federal investigation suggest the Christie revenge scandal isn't going away soon.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

And Big Brother is hardly the only bad actor in a world of vanishing privacy.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The political pendulum is swinging away from Social Security cutters.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The GOP’s top 2016 presidential nominee is surrounded by thugs.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Transsexuals, ex-priests and Democrats love guns, too.

Posted on: Dec 31, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The IRS is fighting the whistleblower instead of pursuing the alleged criminals.

Posted on: Dec 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The rollout of Obamacare shows why privatization is doomed to fail.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Low wages, low or no savings, and low Social Security benefits. The future is not bright, especially for women and minorities.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Majorities of Republican voters don’t want jobless benefits cut.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Is this the beginning of a productive debate over modernizing Social Security?