Stories by Kathleen Geier

Kathleen Geier is a writer and public policy researcher who lives in Chicago. She has written for The Washington Monthly, Salon, Reuters, and other publications. Find her on Twitter: @Kathy_Gee. subscribe to Kathleen Geier's feed

Posted on: Apr 21, 2014, Source: Washington Monthly

Antonin Scalia opines that its OK for lenders to compel borrowers to sign away their rights.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2014, Source: The Washington Monthly

Is he bringing positive change to the Big Apple, alienating his base, or both?

Posted on: Mar 10, 2014, Source: The Washington Monthly

There is still an awful lot of conflict among the Republicans, and some of it is getting nasty.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2014, Source: The Nation

The appalling human costs of our current economic system.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2014, Source: The Washington Monthly

Not only is it a really entertaining show, it intersects with politics in interesting ways.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2014, Source: The Washington Monthly

How Texas’s draconian new abortion law encourages women to take dangerous risks with their health.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2013, Source: The Washington Monthly

A psychologist reveals that the richer and more powerful a person is, the less empathy he or she is likely to have for people who are lower in status.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2013, Source: The Washington Monthly

The minimum wage for servers now stands at a shockingly low $2.13 an hour.

Posted on: May 6, 2013, Source: The Washington Monthly

This scheme deserves the admiration of con artists everywhere.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2013, Source: The Washington Monthly

The corpse of Charles Dickens must be spinning like a whirling dervish.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2012, Source: Washington Monthly

As part of a tax and spending deal, President Obama is reportedly willing to agree to significant cuts to Social Security benefits.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2012, Source: The Washington Monthly

A study tracks outcomes for women who seek and abortion but do not obtain one. The results are not pretty.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2012, Source: The Washington Monthly

The suicide rate has increased dramatically between 2000 and 2009.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2012, Source: The Washington Monthly

Posted on: Aug 4, 2012, Source: The Washington Monthly

Posted on: Jul 21, 2012, Source: Washington Monthly

Posted on: Mar 31, 2012, Source: Washington Monthly