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, 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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Monday, November 29, 2010 - 8:26am
The Yahoos are in Charge: Taking It Out on the Kids, and the Grandkids
One of the major talking points issued by the Republican Party to its newly elected members of Congress is that they should always say in interviews that they are worried about the impact of government deficit spending on their grandchildren. It sounds good: "I'm worried about what continued deficits will mean for our grandchildren." But it's a lie.
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Monday, November 22, 2010 - 2:53pm
Take Your Money and Run!
Leave it to a soccer hero to kickstart some serious political action. Eric Cantona, a French soccer star who finished his playing career at Manchester United and went into acting, has sparked a European, and perhaps a global uprising against the global banking industry by calling on people everywhere to simply take their money and run away from the big banks on December 7.
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 9:53am
Obama Administration Silent on IDF Murder of 19-Year-Old American
Murder is murder, and terror is terror, you might think. But when terror is committed against an American citizen by the state of Israel the response from the US government is not protest, and it is surely not to demand justice, much less seek vengeance. It is silence.
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Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 11:16am
The American Way: Spreading Democracy to Afghanistan, One Journalist’s Arrest at a Time
US-led forces in Afghanistan sure did a bang-up job this week at promoting the concept of Western "democracy."
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Monday, September 13, 2010 - 2:47pm
Job Growth, Not GDP Growth
Faced with the bad, but hardly surprising news, that poverty has increased in the US on his watch, to a record level not seen since before President Lyndon Johnson launched the War on Poverty in 1965, President Obama is declaring that the answer to poverty and joblessness is economic growth. He's wrong, but, as they say on NPR's "Marketplace" program, "But first, the numbers."
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