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: 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.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Why aren’t key Democrats defending needed retirement programs?

Posted on: Oct 21, 2013, Source: AlterNet

GOP now known for "pettiness and bigotry."

Posted on: Oct 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet

One-quarter of Republicans don’t think like them, Pew finds.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Polls find Americans want more healthcare options.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Two new studies profile the worst employers in America.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The only explanation for Brown’s maddening decisions is that he's positioning himself for re-election in November 2014.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Are cuts to Social Security and Medicare on the table?

Posted on: Oct 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The tactic adds pressure, but it won’t spark a quick vote.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Focus groups find the GOP in a battle for its political survival.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Bravery in the face of enormous FBI pressure to give up the store.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The contrast between the politicians and public is stark.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Federal shutdown has been a dream of GOP secessionists for decades.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A new report traces how dangerous people easily buy guns.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Songwriters launch online campaign against biggest Internet broadcaster.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Opponents will not get the last word. Real people will.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The ACA's may offer truly dramatic savings.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The money is already moving down the pipeline, and Americans are about to get much cheaper healthcare.

Posted on: Sep 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The GOP's war on the poor can now be seen in new and harsher light.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Starbucks CEO asks customers carrying rifles to stay away after gun crazies stage a series of weapon-wielding protests.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Fairer wages for some of the least protected workers in America.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The recent AFL-CIO convention got a lot of notice from the progressive community.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A wealthy libertarian retiree paid for raising the barriers to voting.

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