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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

Paul Ryan’s poverty plan uses old tricks to make deep cuts.

Both Republicans and Democrats want to solve economic insecurity by giving people more purchasing power. There’s a better solution.

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.

Blogs

Putting a harder cap on overtime would create more jobs and give exhausted workers more time to take care of their home lives. 
The New York governor’s refusal to allocate funds for universal pre-K reveals the limits of his social progressivism.
More diversity in leadership brings a diversity of perspectives—and might help raise objections before a bad decision goes public.
Society gives women little room to make mistakes, but their aversion to risk taking may pay off for companies’ bottom lines.
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...