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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

Sexist practices once reserved for female employees have now spread throughout the whole economy.
Domestic workers could get left out of the fast track and even the slow track for citizenship, but there are ways to include them in reform.
The rest of the developed world has left us in the dust since we enacted the Family and Medical Leave Act in 1993.
New data shows families are resorting to ever more drastic measures when faced with unpaid leave.
They perform backbreaking work for low pay just like agricultural workers. Where’s their fast track?
Accessing an abortion has increasingly become the province of the well to do.
Reforms could disproportionately impact those most affected by gun violence.
Domestic workers make up a growing part of the global workforce—working under some of the worst conditions.