Books & Articles

Books, articles, opinions and ideas that somehow have made their way onto a page.

Geoghegan: Let’s rank colleges on whether their students vote

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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Geoghegan says Obama should sue the Republicans right back

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.(…)

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What I tell my clients

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(…)

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“Were you born on the wrong continent?” now in paperback!

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(…)

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