Stories by Steven Rosenfeld

Steven Rosenfeld covers national political issues for AlterNet, including America's retirement crisis, the low-wage economy, 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: Aug 29, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Obama's brief endorsement seen as encouraging grassroots reformers.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The policy change will help students and young people register to vote.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The Republican True the Vote project is a well-funded scheme with training sessions for activists across the country. Will it work?

Posted on: Aug 20, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Statement is indicative of larger view that 'free and fair' elections is not what's best for the GOP.

Posted on: Aug 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Exaggerated claims of a 'Ryan Effect' mask a campaign in crisis.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Unless stopped by future litigation, look for long lines and delays on Election Day.

Posted on: Aug 14, 2012, Source: AlterNet

How far can right-wingers influence Romney on foreign policy, one of the campaign’s blank slates?

Posted on: Aug 14, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Some great reporting reveals a self-serving man who is often tone-deaf to his impact on others and whose internal compass seems to spin wildly.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Aug 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A new book by discredited partisans is meant to rile GOP voter vigilantes.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A handful of election officials in Pennsylvania, Florida and Colorado are rebelling against new laws and rules that could create barriers to voting this fall.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Compared to 2008, voting rights lawyers appear to have the edge in court.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A new documentary traces the forgotten history of Albanian Muslims saving Jews and brings their descendants together.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Only an insecure and ideologically bankrupt political party has to game the rules to stay in power.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

We’re deep in the hole with Citizens United and unlimited campaign spending. How should we try to resolve this problem?

Posted on: Jul 24, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Beyond moralizing and hand-wringing, what can we do to change the societal forces that push Americans apart?

Posted on: Jul 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The Brennan Center's report doubles its estimated impact from last fall as 2012 voting rights litigation heats up.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Jul 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Jul 13, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The controversial 2010 Supreme Court ruling did not just affect corporate "speech" in elections.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The Republican war on voters is only the start of really big problems voters face in the 2012 presidential election.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Last week's Supreme Court decision was a historic victory for the progressive vision of more compassionate government.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Roberts' opinion sets alarming precedents because it ignores decades of established Court doctrine, which could have massive implications.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Jun 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

There are a number of ways the justices can go, but it doesn't look good.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The Court's right-wing majority refused to look at facts that showed how it erred in its 2010 Citizens United ruling.

Posted on: Jun 21, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Republican power-brokers don't want Americans to know which corporations are bankrolling their party's mud-slinging ads.

Posted on: Jun 21, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Jun 19, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Pollster John Zogby says Obama's fate will rest among a cohort that feels abandoned by the political and economic system.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Academia’s best and brightest include conservatives who help corporations hide behind the First Amendment to protect profits.

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