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: 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?

Posted on: Dec 17, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Judge Richard Leon is no friend of progressives—and never has been.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Bidding war for Boeing showcases upside-down priorities.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Detroit and Illinois aren't the only ones stealing earned benefits.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Could this become one of the biggest gun control victories of 2013?

Posted on: Dec 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Obama's powerful rhetoric didn't get into how Democrats can regain control of the Federal budget and stop a decade of draconian cuts.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Drug offenders who lose to Feds in Court get triple the time behind bars.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Corporate spies for Dow, Kraft and others have tried to discredit, shame and infiltrate civic groups using an array of dirty tricks.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Tea Party is turning the Constitution’s most fundamental protections into a refuge for scoundrels and billionaires.

Posted on: Nov 27, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Retailers join the restaurant industry in exploiting a legion of low-wage workers who are being forced to work on Thanksgiving.

Posted on: Nov 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Big Food’s top flack has pioneered the worst in our political culture.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet

As its greedy ways are detailed, its penalty seems too small.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Democracy's Capitol is now America's biggest gated community.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The lawyers who argued the case destroying the law now want taxpayers to pay them.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2013, Source: AlterNet

"Don’t listen to anyone in the Beltway," says Celinda Lake.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Trillions needed to maintain lifestyle could come from closing one tax loophole.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The next phase in the GOP’s civil war is poised to unfold.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

De Blasio replies by attacking Koch's right-wing agenda.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The industry keeps putting profits before serving the public.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

“One out of three black men in Louisiana” under prison system.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2013, Source: AlterNet

They are not the same as Tea Partiers or the religious right; this is a different crowd.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Derek Cressman lit the match that led to a $1 million fine.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet

More super-sized excess at one of America’s worst employers.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet

America has 45,000 citizens worth more than $50 million.

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