Dave Lindorff

Dave Lindorff is a Philadelphia-based journalist and columnist. He is author of Marketplace Medicine: The Rise of the For-Profit Hospital Chains (BantamBooks, 1992), and his latest book "The Case for Impeachment" (St. Martin's Press, 2006). He is the founding editor of ThisCantBeHappening.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 12:45pm
In Many US Communities, Cops are the ‘Terrorists’
The apparent murder by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, of Mike Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black youth who was shot a number of times while he was allegedly on his knees with his hands up in the air, pleading “Don’t shoot, I’m not armed,” is exposing everything that is wrong with...
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Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 11:53am
It's Always Darkest Before the Dawn: The Irrepressible and Irreplaceable Pete Seeger
I never really knew Pete Seeger, but he taught me how to play the banjo.
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Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 2:24pm
Americans Want Improved Social Security and Medicare and Less Military Spending
A tectonic shift is occurring in the US body politic. Ignore the media-driven sideshow about the 2014 contest for control of the House or about the screwed-up Obamacare insurance-market website.
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Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 10:01am
Money for Militarism, not for People: Obama’s Betrayal of Social Security
What’s wrong with the Obama administration’s proposal to change the way Social Security checks are adjusted for inflation from using the Consumer Price Index (CPI) to instead using something called a “chained” CPI? Let’s start with the fundamental problem: Social Security is not a cause of the federal budget deficit, and will not be for years, even if nothing is done to raise more revenue for the program.
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Friday, January 4, 2013 - 10:08am
America’s Political Dysfunction Rooted in War Addiction
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Sunday, December 2, 2012 - 8:27am
US Ending the War in Afghanistan? It Depends on the Meaning of the Word ‘War’
It is amazing to watch politicians trying to weasel their way around their promises. President Obama is providing us with a good illustration of the art.
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Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 9:51am
Broken US System Needs Watching: International Election Observers Could Face Arrest
Tuesday’s national election in the US is shaping up to be a bruising affair, with both parties hiring armies of lawyers to fight over likely contentious battles over voter access to polling stations, dealing with long lines that could prevent people from voting after polls officially close, the counting of votes cast, and now, the right of international inspectors from the respected Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to monitor the process.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 11:59am
Children Under Attack in Pakistan and Afghanistan
UPDATED (on 10/18): The US is going to extraordinary lengths to pretend it did not target innocent children in this strike, which it now says was done not by a plane dropping a bomb, but by a guided missile (presumably fired by a plane or a drone, since it had to be steered real time to its dimunitive targets).
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 6:28am
US Sanctions on Iran are Hurting the Young and the Sick
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright should be a happy camper: Another campaign of sanctions and embargoes by the US is about to start killing children, this time in Iran.
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Saturday, August 4, 2012 - 11:31am
A Model Democracy? Really?
We Americans are taught it in school. The propaganda put out by Voice of America repeats the idea ad nauseum around the globe. Politicians refer to it in every campaign speech with the same fervor that they claim to be running for office in response to God’s call: America is a model of democracy for the whole world. But what kind of democracy is it really that we have here?
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