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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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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Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 7:56am
The Idiocy and Hubris of Engineers: Will GE Get Whacked for the Catastrophic Failure of its Nuke Plants in Fukushima?
GE, the company that boasts that it “brings good things to life,” was the designer of the nuclear plants that are blowing up like hot popcorn kernels at the Fukushima Dai-ichi generating plant north of Tokyo that was hit by the double-whammy of an 9.1 earthquake and a huge tsunami.
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Friday, March 4, 2011 - 10:49am
A Boomers Revolt: Madison a Foretaste of Things to Come?
The dramatic and inspiring occupation of the Wisconsin Statehouse in Madison by angry public workers and their supporters over the past few weeks is an exciting preview of what we can expect to see in the halls of Congress before long, as right-wing forces, funded by corporate lobbies and corporate-funded think-tanks push hard for cutbacks in Social Security and Medicare.
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Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 9:01am
Davis Arrest Throws US Undercover Campaign in Pakistan into Disarray
The ongoing case of Raymond Davis, the CIA contractor facing murder charges in Lahore for the execution-style slaying of two apparent agents of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency, is apparently leading to a roll-back of America’s espionage and Special Operations activities in Pakistan.
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Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 8:34am
Diplomatic and Consular Immunity: One Rule for Foreign Consulates in US, Another for US Consulates Abroad
President Obama, before he was a President or a Senator, was a constitutional law professor. He should know the law.
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Friday, February 11, 2011 - 12:09pm
The People of Egypt Have Done It! They Have Driven Mubarak Out!
Egypt's dictator for 30 years, Hosni Mubarak, has been driven from power by the uprising of the Egyptian people, who refused to accept his attempt last night to hang on to power.
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Monday, February 7, 2011 - 9:20am
America's Happy Talk Media: No Jobs Is Good News!
The propagandists in the corporate media are scratching their heads trying to figure out how to paint a rosy picture using the shockingly bad employment news out of the Labor Department last week. Here's the raw data: The official unemployment rate fell from 9.4% to 9.0%, when the prediction had been that it was going to move up slightly to 9.5% The number of new jobs added was a net 36,000, the lowest increase since last September, when the economy was still losing jobs. Here are some of the media quotes:
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