Stories by Steven Rosenfeld

Steven Rosenfeld covers national political issues for AlterNet, including America's democracy and voting rights. He is the author of several books on elections and the co-author of Who Controls Our Schools: How Billionaire-Sponsored Privatization Is Destroying Democracy and the Charter School Industry (AlterNet eBook, 2016). subscribe to Steven Rosenfeld's feed

Posted on: Feb 17, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Only 19 GOP members—a tiny number—will face critics in public.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The Supreme Court seat wasn't the only seat that was hijacked by Senate Republicans.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Jitu Brown, champion of public schools and racial justice, pushes hard against privatizers and big-city Democrats who neglect impoverished schools.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The Trump administration has ripped the lid off a Pandora’s Box of racial, right-wing hate, as the Southern Poverty Law Center reveals.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Ongoing class action lawsuits have found ICE's arrest and detention practices are already unconstitutional.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The heated race for DNC chair exposes Beltway media consultant control and disdain for the grassroots.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Two states were likely to show it is unconstitutional, the court said.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The president tells police and sheriffs that judges are not on their side.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Three federal judges give Trump lawyers a hard time.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The Trump era heralds a growing assault on basic government and progressive values.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2017, Source: AlterNet

He campaigned on "creating stability" in the world. Right.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2017, Source: AlterNet

"Religious liberty" at home and violence abroad.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The far right has targeted welfare since FDR's New Deal.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Trump and Gorsuch pledge to follow in footsteps of arch right-wing jurist Antonin Scalia.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Trump said he felt "betrayed" by her stance in support of civil rights and the Constitution.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Will Senate Democrats echo the resistance in the streets?

Posted on: Jan 29, 2017, Source: AlterNet

"We are surprised. We are confused. We can't believe what is going on."

Posted on: Jan 28, 2017, Source: AlterNet

ACLU goes to court and shows Trump can be stopped.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Trump's executive orders threaten civil strife on a scale the country has not seen in decades.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Andrew Jackson was an unrepentant slave driver and ethnic cleanser. Trump sees him as a fellow populist.