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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

Ten bills blocking paid sick days have been passed, seven this year alone. But that doesn’t have progressives down.
Flexible scheduling may do more harm than good as it reinforces stereotypical gender roles.
If Republicans feel entitled to push pet projects in exchange for opening the government or avoiding default, Democrats should call them on...
The protracted fight to get a more qualified woman nominated over a less qualified man is a perfect parable for how hard achieving...
Hanna Rosin preemptively declares the death of a system that still shapes our workplaces and our lives.
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...