Bryce Covert

Bryce Covert is Editor of New Deal 2.0.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 8:17am
What Should Democrats Demand in the Budget Showdown?
Republicans entered the fights over funding the government and raising the debt ceiling with a list of demands .
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 11:04am
Larry Summers Is Out, but the Boys’ Club Is as In as Ever
On Sunday, Larry Summers sent President Obama a letter withdrawing his name from consideration to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve, and progressives did rejoice.
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Monday, April 29, 2013 - 12:52pm
Sequestration 101: If a Budget Cut Doesn't Impact the Wealthy, Congress Won't Fix It
As thousands of air travelers suffered through flight delays last week, the average American got a lesson in civics: when you cut government spending, it has real life consequences.
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Friday, March 29, 2013 - 1:31pm
This Is What Happens When You Rip a Hole in the Safety Net
America’s social safety net, such as it is, has recently come under some scrutiny. Chana Joffe-Walt’s in-depth exploration of the increase in people getting Social Security Disability benefits at NPR got many listeners buzzing.
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 8:04am
What Paul Ryan’s Budget Means for Women
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 1:24pm
Why Are Domestic Workers Ignored in Immigration Reform?
Eight senators released a broad proposal for immigration reform yesterday. One detail nestled within it was highlighted by Seth Freed Wessler at Colorlines: the proposal includes special treatment for agricultural workers and DREAMers. For farm workers, the proposal states (my emphasis):
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 3:19pm
'Roe' at 40: The Economic Divide That Denies Low-Income Women Their Right to an Abortion
Happy fortieth, Roe ! They say 40 is the new 20. And that might be fitting, because four decades later to the day it feels like in many ways we’ve moved back in time. While access to abortion is still in theory a right every woman in this country enjoys, an economic chasm has yawned between the well-off and the poor.
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Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 9:48am
Social Issues Are Economic Issues (Exhibit 1,463)
We’re barely more than a week into 2013, but Michigan has been very busy lately. As a pre-holiday gift to workers, Governor Rick Snyder signed a “right-to-work” bill into law after the Republican-controlled state house passed it 58-51, making the payment of union dues voluntary for most unions and thus severely weakening their power.
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 3:03pm
In Fiscal Cliff Deal, Don’t Chain Grandma to Smaller Social Security Checks
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 11:22am
Paul Ryan’s Budget Deals a Body Blow to Women’s Bottom Line
You’d have to live under a rock to miss the news on Saturday morning that Mitt Romney has picked Congressman Paul Ryan to be his running mate. The announcement immediately kicked up a flurry of speculation: what does Ryan bring to the ticket that Romney wants? One thing he does not bring: women’s votes. Mitt Romney has been dogged by a problem with female voters, lagging in their support far behind President Obama, particularly among single women.
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