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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Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 3:10pm
Murder is Somehow Less Hard to Bear than the Humane Termination of an Injured Animal
The officer rested his arm holding the stock of the assault rifle on the top of a log pile, and aimed directly between the target’s eyes. She was looking directly at him, unblinking, from 30 feet away, and exhibited no fear. “I hate doing this,” he muttered, before finally pulling the trigger. A sharp “bang!” rang out, her head jerked up and then her whole body sagged to the ground, followed by some muscle jerks, and it was over.
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Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 3:35pm
Rebellion is in the Air: Quan’s Quackery and Bloomberg’s Bullshit
The scripted excuses provided by mayors around the country to justify their police-state tactics in rousting peaceful occupation movement activists from their park-based demonstrations now stand exposed as utter nonsense, and, given their uncanny similarity in wording, can be clearly seen as having been drawn up for them by some hidden hands in Washington. the same can be said of the brutal tactics used.
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Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 12:00pm
Washington’s Fake ‘Concern’ About a Possible Israeli Attack on Iran
When it comes to mainstream press reports about a possible Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities, it’s time to check the bullshit detector.
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Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 8:49am
Blowing It: Democrats, Unable to Be a Party of the People, are Sinking Themselves
The smoking ruin that is the the Obama White House, and the rotting corpse that is the Democratic Party, have, incredibly, together been boxed into a corner by, of all things, the certifiably insane Republican Party.
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 11:14am
Journalism with a Smerc: Gullibility and Fiction at the Philadelphia Inquirer
Let me state from the outset: I have no problem with soldiers who inflate their war stories, any more than I am bothered by anybody who likes to spice up the tale of a youthful exploit. It’s different though, when exaggerations are exploited for personal gain, like what Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal did when he campaigned on the outrageous claim that he was a Vietnam War combat veteran when he really wasn’t.
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Monday, May 30, 2011 - 8:40am
Don’t Blame America’s Debt Crisis on Social Security and Medicare (Especially on Memorial Day)
Amid all the nonsense and gobbledegook that has been written about banking industry and about the economic slump during the last four years of the global financial crisis, New York Times reporter Gretchen Morgenson has stood out both for the clarity of her analysis, and for her willingness to go after the guilty parties in the political and especially the banking system, naming names and calling it as she sees it.
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Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 10:40am
Jarring Disconnect: If Joblessness and Hopelessness Undermine Democracy in the Middle East, What About Here at Home?
In his latest speeches on the Middle East, President Obama, both at the State Department and at the G8 meeting in France, has pledged billions of dollars in economic aid to Middle Eastern countries, drawing a direct connection between the unrest and demonstrations that brought down the dictators in Tunisia and Egypt, and the joblessness and hopelessness felt by the young people in those two countries.
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Monday, April 25, 2011 - 10:25am
Talking Revolution: The New Elderly Generation Can Provide the Spark for an American Rising
I am 62 and have just reached the age where I could apply for Social Security retirement benefits. Of course, I’d be crazy to do that and collect some $700 a month for the rest of my life, when I could keep working and wait until I’m 70 and get $2000 a month.
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 8:46am
An 'Oh Please!' Moment: Is S&P Running Interference for the Right to Help Crush Social Security and Medicare?
Today’s breathless anxiety-inducing headline was that Standard & Poors, the rating agency, has issued a “negative outlook” warning on US sovereign debt, claiming that the US, in comparison with other countries with a top AAA credit rating, has "very large budget deficits and rising government indebtedness and the path to addressing these is not clear to us". S&P warned that there was a “a one in three chance that the US could lose its AAA rating in two years because of its mounting debt.”
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Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 1:10pm
CIA Contractor Raymond Davis Sprung from Murder Rap in Pakistan after US Pays 'Blood Money'
Raymond Davis, the CIA contractor indicted for the murder of two young Pakistani motorcyclists, whom he gunned down in the back in broad daylight through his car windshield in a busy section of Lahore, Pakistan, has been freed, after the payment of $2.34 million in “blood money,” called diyya , to relatives of the two slain men.
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