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: Mar 13, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Timothy Snyder warns: History gives us a bunch of cases where democratic republics became authoritarian regimes.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2017, Source: AlterNet

A firm tracking consumer attitudes saw a massive shift that the political polls missed.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2017, Source: AlterNet

As funding for Obamacare is stripped, Americans will spend thousands more for health care.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2017, Source: AlterNet

A parasitic business model thrives on Facebook.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Peter Newsham defends past mass arrests that cost city millions in legal judgments.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Preemption allows corporations to boost their profits by suppressing local government power, community groups and citizens.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2017, Source: AlterNet

ICE reopens the private prisons that Obama’s Justice Department ordered closed.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Will the party leadership change directions?

Posted on: Feb 22, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The view from a school board member in the city of Oakland, California.

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.