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Thomas Geoghegan

Thomas Geoghegan is a Chicago-based attorney and writer, and author of See You in Court: How the Right Made America a Lawsuit Nation (The New Press, October 2007) and other books.

There is no longer either a moral or constitutional basis for rigging the school system for the well-to-do. Read more

Columns

A new generation of business-minded young graduates of prestigious colleges finances the Democratic Party -- but at what cost? Read more

Columns

Before Congress goes after bank misdeeds on Wall Street, let's stop the petty theft on Main Street -- predatory mortgages and usurious loans. Had we protected the poor and the weak, the problems of our mighty banks might not be so great. Read more

Columns

Every week, it seems, it's taking another minute or so to get from point A to point B. What happened to public transportation? It seems obvious that we should invest in high-speed rail and mass transit, but we don't. Read more

Columns

It's strange that the incarceration rate is not as big an issue in the U.S. now as it was in Dostoevsky's Russia, not to mention Dickens' England. When will the United States wake up to the problem of our growing prison population? Read more

Columns

Here's some advice on how to proceed once we've got the keys to the congressional car. Read more

Columns

It's in the interest of those who favor free trade to see that worker rights are a fixture in trade agreements. Read more

Columns

It's time to do away with treaties and start passing laws to bring America back in step with the rest of the world. Read more

Columns

The case for requiring new citizens to register to vote -- and perhaps native-born Americans, too. Read more

Article

Article

Get out of Washington, hire the idealistic young, and turn Labor back into a movement. Read more

Working in America

A few simple ideas on how to revive labor and liberalism. Read more

Working in America