President Obama has proposed a new rating system for the country’s increasingly expensive colleges and universities to measure “who’s offering the best value, so students and taxpayers get a bigger bang for their buck.” The metrics he has in mind include: “How well do those graduates do in the workforce?” In his recent article, Tom Geoghegan(…)
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In a piece recently published by Politico Magazine, Thomas Geoghegan pitches his idea for a lawsuit that President Obama could bring against the Republicans in order to undo their extreme gerrymandering of congressional maps in key states: So House Speaker John Boehner wants to sue President Barack Obama for his executive orders? Good. Let him.(…)
“When this November we elect the people to lead our country, maybe 40 percent or even fewer will go to vote. Is it too late to stop this disgrace?” In this piece on BloombergView, Tom Geoghegan proposes some solutions to low voter turnout.
For one of the country’s greatest orators, Martin Luther King Jr. rarely gets his say on labor. It’s as if some keepers of his flame don’t want to hear him say that we are not free at last until labor can check capital. Yet even they must know, if only dimly, that the March on(…)
My editorial in the Akron Beacon Journal. CHICAGO: As a lawyer I work for people like you — people who lose their health insurance, or who are fired because they’re sick. Sometimes they’re people who never dreamed they’d get whacked, but the boss walks in, and poof, they’re gone. Our little law firm represents people(…)
If U.S. President Barack Obama wins re-election, let him thank his lucky stars that entitlements are out of control. If Medicare was capped and couldn’t shoot up automatically, unemployment would probably be in double digits
From the New Press… Tired of working ’til you drop and not going anywhere? Try to imagine your life in a full-blown European social democracy—especially the German version. In an idiosyncratic, entertaining travelogue written in a “chatty, anecdotal style [that’s] appealingly digressive and winning” (Publishers Weekly), Thomas Geoghegan explains the appeal of “boring” Germany, where workers sit as(…)