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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.

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.


You can save the babies or you can save the budget, but you can’t do both.
Ross Douthat is worried about fewer American babies. Family policy could be the answer.
One of the fastest-growing job sectors in the country pays $10 per hour. That’s a big problem.
A raise would reduce inequality and boost the economy. Why won’t lawmakers act?
Both spending cuts and tax increases will hurt the vulnerable the hardest and fastest.
Women will head to the polls tomorrow strongly in favor of government spending and protections.
Message from America to low-income women: you’re not mothers, you’re just moochers.