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: Jun 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Republican warmongers are beating their drum again.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

How many ways have they been caught lying?

Posted on: Jun 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Their struggles are not far removed from those of millions of Americans.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Americans die from guns because Congress is "terrified" of the NRA.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The best coaches draw on some of the same tools as therapists.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

New gun control efforts are forcing the NRA to change its strategy.

Posted on: May 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet

No wonder the Republicans are scared of her running for president.

Posted on: May 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The right-wingers want to simplify executing mentally retarded people.

Posted on: May 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Screening for mental illness isn't the best way to identify potentially violent people.

Posted on: May 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A new book takes ideological blinders to a new level.

Posted on: May 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Christie appears to have broken state and federal anti-corruption laws with impunity.

Posted on: May 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The White House takes Dick Cheney’s argument after 9/11 one step further.

Posted on: May 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Agribusiness giants spent $450,000 to try to defeat the measure

Posted on: May 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The LGBT movement's famed lawyer works for one of the top funders of anti-gay hate.

Posted on: May 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The details in new numbers show worsening inequality—not the recovery politicians tout.

Posted on: May 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The poster boys for the top 1 percent are even worse than you thought.

Posted on: May 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A caste system, based on segregating content and users by speed and wealth.

Posted on: May 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Is Lessig headed in the right direction?

Posted on: May 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Understanding what makes generations tick reveals a great deal about the world.

Posted on: May 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet

An anti-democratic ruling more extreme than the U.S. Supreme Court.

Posted on: May 1, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Bernie Sanders has presidential ambitions. But how will he run?

Posted on: Apr 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

It's been a long time since voters have seen working-class Democrats like Pennsylvania’s Daylin Leach, Maine’s Troy Jackson and Shenna Bellows.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Oregon’s Rogue Valley will vote in May on banning GMO plants.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Sotomayor tries but fails to ‘educate’ her race-blind colleagues.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The wealthiest interests can veto any government initiative.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Populist politics is making a comeback in the midterms.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The latest campaign finance ruling is another victory for the plutocrats.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Marijuana on the ballot boosts voter turnout, but that may not help many Democrats this year.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A Tea Party congressman calls out Wall Streeters for their attack on America's bedrock social programs.

Posted on: Mar 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Senate Majority Leader Harry Ried is not destined to lose his job.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Following Scalia's script, Kansas and Arizona can force would-be voters to produce proof of citizenship.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A go-it-alone campaign falters in a state with coalition politics.

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

350.org’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.

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