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Bryce Covert

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Bryce Covert

Bryce Covert

Bryce Covert is the Economic Policy Editor for ThinkProgress and a blogger at TheNation.com.

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News and Features

If Republicans are playing hardball, Democrats should too.

Ryan wouldn’t just slash Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. He would fundamentally alter how those programs work.

Few new mothers get paid maternity leave. Those who take unpaid leave often go deep into debt to make ends meet.

Twelve red states account for 70 percent of all state and local public sector jobs lost since 2010.

Women dominate growing sectors like retail and home healthcare—but the jobs there are grueling and the wages are low.

Topeka, Kansas, decriminalized domestic violence to save money. It’s not the only city to cut services to survivors of abuse, just as the need escalates.

As domestic workers win state-level struggles for workplace protections, their employers—many of them middle-class families—get stuck with the bill, while the government gets off scot-free.

Credit card companies have targeted women for some of their worst deals. But as consumer advocates start policing the industry, some women risk seeing access to credit dry up.

Traditionally female-heavy industries—once thought to be recession-proof—are being hit hard by the “tough choices” made by governors facing depleted state coffers.

Blogs

Conservatives are outraged at Obama’s tax proposals because they won’t help stay-at-home parents. But we already help them...
In his State of the Union address last night, Obama pitched universal childcare and paid leave—for both mothers and fathers.
The average American woman works for “free” for two months thanks to the wage gap and unpaid labor.
It's important for women to have access to egg freezing if they want it, but it's a terrible solution to the fact that our society...
What is said off the cuff, even in front of an audience full of women, gives us insight into what women are still up against in the tech...
Marriott made $626 million last year—but that doesn’t mean that if you don’t tip your hotel housekeeper, she’...
VAWA has sparked real progress—but we can do more to ensure that survivors have stable jobs and housing.
A new bill would let families on welfare afford this basic necessity. What’s wrong with that?