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: 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.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The top 1 percent has an investment in destroying middle-class America.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Why In N Out Burger is far more attractive than McDonalds.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

As the Obama admin's overseas drone killings spike, new video project featuring some of America's top human rights lawyers rebut govt. justifications.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

There are big upcoming electoral decisions on gun control that could have national repercussions.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The corporate mainstays of the industry have a rebellion in their kitchens and dining rooms that’s not going away.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Fast-food workers feed their families on a pittance while the big corporations resist fair pay and sick leave.

Posted on: Aug 16, 2013, Source: AlterNet

An overlooked U.S. Supreme Court ruling gives states power to discriminate.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Texas GOP proudly defends its right to white political power.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2013, Source: AlterNet

America's domestic spying juggernaut has expanded to an unbelievable extent.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A growing chorus of attorneys and analysts say Zimmerman didn't face anything like a serious trial.

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.

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