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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.


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.


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.
The state-level right-wing agenda will continue to hit poor women on all fronts.
This deal was a mixed bag, and the next one will likely be worse.
The urge to pull children from schools and arm oneself may be understandable, but we need to come together for solutions.
The chained CPI proposal in Obama's fiscal cliff offer will hurt impoverished elderly women.