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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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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

Home care workers are still excluded from federal labor laws fifty years after protesters demanded inclusion.
The personal is also political for husbands.
Politicians from President Obama to Republican leaders are introducing legislation aimed at fixing the challenge of balancing family and...
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.
The difficult conditions that affect domestic workers also plague nurses in hospitals.