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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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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Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 9:17am
Former DC Schools Chancellor Rhee Still Scamming and Posing as Education ‘Reformer’
Michelle Rhee, the former chancellor of Washington, DC’s public schools, has made a career for herself by inflating her resume, dodging responsibility, and trashing teachers. Now, two years after leaving her DC post under a cloud after the mayor who appointed her, Adrian Fenty, was defeated in a re-election bid in which her own contentious tenure was the main issue, she is at it again.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 12:07pm
AP Scare Report: A 'Brutal' Socialist Future Facing France
Reading, watching and listening to the mainstream media in America, it gets harder and harder to tell the difference between journalism and rank propaganda. Consider the coverage of the French parliamentary election currently underway.
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Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 11:59am
The ‘Subsidized’ Loan Charade: US Government Profits from Struggling Students
The Senate is currently deadlocked on taking action to prevent the interest on new Stafford guaranteed student loans from rising on July 1 from 3.4% to 6.8%, with Democrats saying they want to “pay for” keeping the current “lower” 3.4% rate by closing a loophole that allows some wealthy people to avoid paying Social Security and Medicare taxes, while Republicans want to “pay for” keeping the lower rate by eliminating a fund for preventative health care in the 2010 health care reform law.
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Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 8:19am
Colleges Withhold Transcripts From Grads in Loan Default
More than ten years ago, Pedro Rodriguez, a talented keyboard musician, came from his colonial homeland of Puerto Rico to go to Temple University. From a low-income family, he depended heavily on student loans to finance his four-year undergraduate study. Graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor’s of music, he went on to earn a master’s degree in music from Temple and then was hired for three years to teach there as an adjunct. By the end of college, he was $62,000 in debt but was making payments regularly until Temple laid him off, allegedly because of budget cuts.
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