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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Monday, February 9, 2009 - 1:20pm
The Third-Party Delusion and the Need for a Mass Movement for Progressive Change
I can't count how many people have bombarded me with criticisms, usually laced with insults and often obscenities, when I have written articles calling for pressure on Democratic politicians to do the right thing, whether that is impeaching the last president and vice president for war crimes or in the case of our new president, standing and fighting for a people's bailout, instead of a Wall Street bailout.
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Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 11:22am
Only Rats Get Fat as Misdirected Bailout and Stimulus Funds go Down the Rat Hole
Congress should do now what it should have done back in the fall: kill the Wall Street bailout program.
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Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 12:08pm
Prosecuting Bush and Cheney for Torture: No One Can Be Above the Law
A month before he takes office, it has become the conventional wisdom in our conventional media that Barack "No Drama" Obama will not seek or even allow any prosecution of Bush administration officials for crimes committed over the past eight years-not even for authorizing and promoting the illegal use of torture on captives of America's wars on Iraq, Afghanistan and "terror."
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Monday, December 15, 2008 - 11:16am
Muntadar al-Zaidi Did What We Journalists Should Have Done Long Ago
When Iraqi journalist Muntadar al-Zaidi heaved his two shoes at the head of President George W. Bush during a press conference in Baghdad, he did something that the White House press corps should have done years ago.
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Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 11:43am
Workers of America: Wake Up! We All Need a Union!
We workers of America, white collar, pink collar, blue collar, and no collar at all, have just gotten a wonderful example of the power of having a union. It¹s an example that should have every unorganized employee in America looking for a union organizer. With the recession deepening, it¹s clear that major layoffs are in store, and that employers are going to be putting the squeeze on employees, even if they don¹t drop them. Individually, workers have little leverage in such a situation.
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Friday, October 31, 2008 - 9:22am
The End Is at Hand (to Leftist Conspiracy Theories)
With the polls continuing to show Barack Obama holding a steady or even growing lead heading into Election Day, especially in the key swing states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, Colorado, New Hampshire and Virginia, and with Democratic challengers looking strong in at least 10 Senate races and dozens of open-seat or Republican-held House races, it's looking like this will be a big win for Democrats, both in the presidential and the Congressional races.
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Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 9:13am
Why I’m Voting for Obama
Okay, I was going to vote for Ralph Nader this November 4. It was an easy decision. I live in Pennsylvania, which is now, according to all the polls, reliably in the Obama column, with the Democratic candidate holding an insurmountable lead in the polls of 14 percent over Republican John McCain-enough to overcome even the most devious Republican vote suppression techniques and voting machine chicanery.
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Monday, September 29, 2008 - 3:22pm
The Power of 'No' and the Need to Keep the Pressure on Congress
Incredible! This time, when the People spoke, Congress listened. At least 228 members of the House listened. They voted early this afternoon to reject the Bush Administration's scaremongering, and the cowardly Democratic Congressional leadership's attempt at ducking and covering by attaching some meaningless verbiage to what remains a case of legalized highway robbery. At least for the moment, the bailout scam is killed.
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Friday, September 19, 2008 - 11:27am
Hang Onto Your Wallet! The Government Is About to Rescue Us
When the financial markets started coming undone earlier this week, the Treasury Secretary and the Federal Reserve stepped in, and with $85 billion of our money (actually our children's money, since they borrowed it from China and Saudi Arabia), bought foundering AIG, the world's largest insurance company, and assumed its colossal pile of crap debt.
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Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 12:30pm
Anyone Want to Buy a Private Pension Plan? Going Once…
That deafening silence you hear coming from the McCain campaign is straight-talkin' John touting his plan for privatizing Social Security...not. With Wall Street banks falling like dominoes, a hundred billion dollars vanishing overnight, and the Treasury Department scampering about with trying to prop up failing enterprises from Bear Stearns to Fannie Mae, and with domestic and global equity and bond markets swooning, Americans are afraid to open those envelopes that come every quarter telling them the value of their hard-earned 401(k) retirement plans.
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