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: Aug 1, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Kentuckians are tired of their obstructionist U.S. senator.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Yes, the government can search your email, chats, searches, attachments. Snowden's most shocking leak yet reveals America's National Security State.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Snowden's leaks show how the Internet can be turned against us.

Posted on: Jul 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Some of the biggest political fights in a generation are taking shape.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Floridian facts are stranger than fiction. Why?

Posted on: Jul 19, 2013, Source: AlterNet

There’s no shortage of bad prosecutors in America, but these four go above and beyond.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Americans think they are to blame for their economic predicament, but the game is rigged against them.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Rumors that Hastings' body was cremated against his family's wishes only fueling conspiracy theories.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

No other arm of the federal government is less accountable.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Science finds evidence of a biological-hallucinogenic basis for seeing geometric patterns.

Posted on: Jul 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet

"20 Feet from Stardom" shows how backup singers for the Rolling Stones, Bowie and the Talking Heads have been used, abused and occasionally cherished.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Rallies are planned in more than 100 cities coast to coast.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The damage to this country that the Supreme Court's right-wing majority has done could be employed by Dems to destroy House Republican majority.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Court’s narrow rulings are a big victory for LGBT rights.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The 5-4 decision was opposed by right-wing justices.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet

America's favorite city is being Googlized, stripped of artists, minorities, and the non-rich.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The ruling means that the Department of Justice will no longer be able to stop many of the most abusive election practices we saw in the most recent election.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Corporate America is winning and changing the way future judges can rule.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A controversial Texas case is sent back for a new trial.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Nearly one in five hates work so much they sabotage their employers.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Arizona’s 2004 effort to fight ‘voter fraud’ rejected.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Nearly 100 groups, tech companies and 110,000 letters in first 48 hours.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Court's unanimous decision is a major public-interest victory.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The latest revelations are just the tip of the iceberg.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Top secret court order for data mining Verizon’s US customers reveals Obama is continuing Bush's domestic spying program.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Chinese are taking advantage of a gray zone in Silicon Valley between technology companies and the secret arms of the government and military.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Michelle Obama's bullied heckler had a point. The president continues to disappoint his base.

Posted on: May 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Coverage for uninsured is cheaper than expected for millions, but red-state residents in poverty are facing pain.

Posted on: May 22, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Supreme Court's current term may be a great step backward for progressives.

Posted on: May 21, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The President's election reform panel is filled with good people; let's hope Congress listens to them.

Posted on: May 16, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The maddening episode reveals how Washington works.

Posted on: May 16, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Obama era has been one of the worst for domestic civil liberties.

Posted on: May 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Voter intimidation groups say they were intimidated by the IRS.

Posted on: May 13, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Small Tea Party groups were bit players—not so with the big dark money groups.

Posted on: May 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The causes he’s backing and political style signal a shift to the right.

Posted on: May 10, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The politics of hope and the politics of nope.

Posted on: May 7, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Previous cases of long-term kidnapping indicate that low-self esteem is at the heart of what keeps victims from resisting captivity.

Posted on: May 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Picking Penny Pritzker is a clear message that Obama's priorities are not what's in the public interest.

Posted on: May 2, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A new study tracks how interest payments hurt communities.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

There's now a political price tag for siding with the NRA.