Bryce Covert is a contributor at The Nation and a contributing op-ed writer at The New York Times. Her writing has also appeared in The Washington Post, the New Republic, New York magazine, Slate, and others, and she won a 2016 Exceptional Merit in Media Award from the National Women’s Political Caucus. She has appeared on ABC, CBS, MSNBC, NPR, and other outlets.
Despite distrust in government overall, there’s solid support for preventing more public sector layoffs.
More money in women’s pockets will mean more spending power in political campaigns.
Today’s numbers are a reminder that public sector layoffs are keeping the economy down.
Those who most need their voices heard are less likely to vote.
Lawsuits alone won’t be enough for a real cultural shift.
April’s jobs report looked better. But there are still some bad signs for unemployed women.
The downturn may have had a bigger impact on whether women stay home than men.