Bryce Covert is Economic Policy Editor at ThinkProgress and a contributor at The Nation. Her writing has appeared on The New York Times, the New York Daily News, New York magazine, Slate, The New Republic, and others. She has appeared on ABC, CBS, MSNBC, and other outlets. Follow her on Twitter at @brycecovert.
If Republicans feel entitled to push pet projects in exchange for opening the government or avoiding default, Democrats should call them on it—and detail their own demands.
The protracted fight to get a more qualified woman nominated over a less qualified man is a perfect parable for how hard achieving diversity really is.
Politicians from President Obama to Republican leaders are introducing legislation aimed at fixing the challenge of balancing family and careers.
Until men are also expected to take time away from work to be with children, workers of both genders face a vicious cycle.
From childbirth to maternity leave to childcare, American women far outspend their peers in the developed world.
The poor have long known that a budget cut passed in Congress means hardship in real life. Now middle-class Americans realize that, too.
If you destroy one part of the social safety net, those in need will turn to what’s left.