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, 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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Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 12:53pm
Are GE and Jeffrey Immelt Really American?
If President Barack Obama had announced this week that he was appointing Japan’s Takanobu Ito, president and CEO of Honda, to head his new Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, one can imagine the shock wave that would go through the American body politic. A foreigner!--and one from one of America’s major competitors--to head a White House advisory panel on jobs and competitiveness?
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Monday, January 10, 2011 - 10:08am
Meeting a Young Marine-To-Be
At the local YMCA today, I ran into a boy who was a childhood friend of my son's. As my kid goes to a public arts high school in Philadelphia outside of our local school district, I don't see much of his old grade-school friends any more. This boy, who used to be over at our house years ago at least once a week, recognized me right away though, and said, "Hey Mr. Lindorff, I haven't seen you in years. How's Jed!"
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Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 7:58am
A Profound and Jarring Disconnect
Democracy: de-moc-ra-cy, government by the people; the common people of a community, as distinguished from any privileged class
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Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 12:36pm
Serfing USA: Corporate America is Robbing American Workers
Along with the staggering theft in broad daylight of Americans' assets that has occurred in the course of the ongoing financial crisis, as taxpayers funded multi-trillion bank bailouts and banks stole homes through foreclosures with the help of fraudulent paperwork, American companies have also been picking the pockets of workers more directly. This second round of paycheck theft has come in the form of stolen productivity gains.
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Sunday, December 19, 2010 - 11:27am
Black-Out in DC: Pay No Attention to Those Veterans Chained to the White House Fence
There was a black-out and a white-out Thursday and Friday as over a hundred US veterans opposed to US wars in Afghanistan and elsewhere around the world, and their civilian supporters, chained and tied themselves to the White House fence during an early snowstorm to say enough is enough.
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