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Bryce Covert

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Bryce Covert is an independent journalist writing about the economy. She is a contributing op-ed writer at The New York Times and a contributing writer at The Nation.

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Under current authority, the post office can expand its financial services options. A major postal workers union even has it in their bargaining contract. Read more

Day One Agenda

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Some states are not only passing paid family leave but making it more generous for the lowest-paid workers. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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Structured as real-estate investment trusts, private companies could receive funds to build prisons and lease them to governments for use. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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The automatic spendings cuts set to go into effect March 1 will have dire consequences for the most vulnerable Americans.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

There's still a long way to go to ensure domestic workers have the same protections as other workers, but progress is coming.  Read more

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