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 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A controversial Texas case is sent back for a new trial.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Nearly one in five hates work so much they sabotage their employers.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Arizona’s 2004 effort to fight ‘voter fraud’ rejected.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Nearly 100 groups, tech companies and 110,000 letters in first 48 hours.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Court's unanimous decision is a major public-interest victory.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The latest revelations are just the tip of the iceberg.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Top secret court order for data mining Verizon’s US customers reveals Obama is continuing Bush's domestic spying program.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Chinese are taking advantage of a gray zone in Silicon Valley between technology companies and the secret arms of the government and military.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Michelle Obama's bullied heckler had a point. The president continues to disappoint his base.

Posted on: May 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Coverage for uninsured is cheaper than expected for millions, but red-state residents in poverty are facing pain.

Posted on: May 22, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Supreme Court's current term may be a great step backward for progressives.

Posted on: May 21, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The President's election reform panel is filled with good people; let's hope Congress listens to them.

Posted on: May 16, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The maddening episode reveals how Washington works.

Posted on: May 16, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Obama era has been one of the worst for domestic civil liberties.

Posted on: May 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Voter intimidation groups say they were intimidated by the IRS.

Posted on: May 13, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Small Tea Party groups were bit players—not so with the big dark money groups.

Posted on: May 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The causes he’s backing and political style signal a shift to the right.

Posted on: May 10, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The politics of hope and the politics of nope.

Posted on: May 7, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Previous cases of long-term kidnapping indicate that low-self esteem is at the heart of what keeps victims from resisting captivity.

Posted on: May 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Picking Penny Pritzker is a clear message that Obama's priorities are not what's in the public interest.

Posted on: May 2, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A new study tracks how interest payments hurt communities.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

There's now a political price tag for siding with the NRA.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2013, Source: AlterNet

There have been conflicting crime scene accounts from police about basic facts.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet

He's one of the worst presidents ever.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Goldline sponsors offer some pretty ironic financial advice.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2013, Source: AlterNet

There’s something amiss about disregarding everyday violence, just because it’s the rule and not the exception.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Boston Marathon's bombs are not a unique terror tactic.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2013, Source: AlterNet

“We shouldn’t forget what this was about - making America safer.”

Posted on: Apr 15, 2013, Source: AlterNet

It's normal to be scared, but it's worth recalling what happened after 9/11.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

“In the absence of state law, business entities are nothing.”

Posted on: Apr 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Robert Greenwald's new documentary sheds light on how far the national security state will go to keep its secrets.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A stunning new report takes apart the religious right's latest makeover.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

State lotteries do far more harm than good, especially at the bottom of the economic ladder.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The NRA wants to make every student and school employee a suspect, and arm security officers with legal authority to shoot back.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The nation’s largest news-gathering organization adopts a sane and humane policy.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A parade of politicians and law enforcement officials has created a Pandora’s box that’s trapped countless low-income offenders.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Tuesday’s hearing on California’s Prop. 8 suggests progress will be state by state.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet

More than 100 events are planned for Thursday following last week's multimillion-dollar ad buy.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Analysis of two decades of income tax trends also find the rich consume more.

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