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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Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders gestures after speaking during the 2019 J Street National Conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC on October 28, 2019. Views
Sunday, December 22, 2019
OK Boomers, Wake Up!
I keep reading that polls show young people—the so-called Millennial Generation aged 23-38— are overwhelmingly backing Bernie Sanders in the race for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination (along with even younger voters) while the so-called Baby Boom Generation of people now aged roughly...
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Massive worker protests killed a “grand bargain” with Republicans proposed by President Obama that would have cut Social Security benefits. (Photo: Fighting back works!) Views
Tuesday, November 05, 2019
You Will Have Social Security Just Like Your Parents and Grandparents—If You Fight to Keep It!
I was explaining to my 26-year-old son recently that while I’m continuing to work as a writer, because I waited until age 70 to begin collecting my Social Security benefits, I am now collecting almost $29,000 on top of what I earn doing my freelance journalism thing. He said, matter-of-factly, “...
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Puerto Rico seems doomed to remain a US colony. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Hong Kong and Puerto Rico: Two Colonies Doomed to Second-Class Status by Remote Central Government Control
Two photos speak volumes about the striking similarity between Hong Kong and Puerto Rico, one an island and peninsular former colony of Britain, which conquered and held onto it since the Opium War in 1841, now returned to China, but still existing in a kind of neo-colonial relationship to that...
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US puppet Juan Guaidó speaks to reporters during his failed coup attempt yesterday. Views
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
It’s Looking Like Another Failed Coup Attempt by the US and Its Puppet Guaidó in Venezuela
The imperialist neocons infesting the Trump administration, and the orange-faced joke of a president himself, may think they can invent their own reality through propaganda, as Bush’s “brain” Karl Rove used to claim about the Bush/Cheney administration, but when it comes to Latin America, they fail...
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The thing is, this president has lied so routinely that we tend to forget that some lies have consequences, and here is one that clearly does. (Photo: Donald Trump/cc/flickr) Views
Tuesday, January 08, 2019
Claiming a ‘National Emergency’ to Justify Building a $5-Billion Wall
Liberals have been calling for the new Democratic House to file articles of impeachment against Donald Trump ever since winning the House in the Nov. 8 election in 2016, but there has been this obstacle: Nobody believes that Republicans who control the Senate will allow a House impeachment to move...
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Social Security has never been a pension or annuity; retiree benefits have always been funded by current workers' FICA taxes. (Photo: Wikicommons) Views
Friday, June 08, 2018
We Need A Mass Movement to Save And Expand Social Security And Medicare
The latest report of the Social Security Administration trustees is out, and as usual they are issuing dire warnings that the Social Security system is heading for the rocks. The Trust Fund — extra money deliberately collected from workers and employers since 1983 to build up a surplus so as to...
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Saturday, October 22, 2016
Screwing With and Screwing the Elderly and Disabled
Social Security got short shrift in the presidential “debates” this year, meriting only a brief mention at the end of the third event, and even then, only by Hillary Clinton, who vowed not to cut benefits in any effort to bolster the system’s funding (a promise she was only grudgingly pushed into...
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Saturday, August 08, 2015
Make Deal Not War!: Obama’s, and Washington’s, Absurd Choice of a Nuclear Deal or War on Iran
I don’t know which is worse: President Obama asserting, in defense of the nuclear deal he and his Secretary of State John Kerry negotiated with Iran, that “The choice we face is ultimately between diplomacy and some form of war, maybe not tomorrow , maybe not three months from now , but soon,” or...
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Sunday, May 17, 2015
If 'Too-Big-to-Fail' Means 'Too-Big-To-Jail,' It Should Mean 'Too-Big-to-Be'
In a couple of days, the so-called US Justice Department will be announcing an “agreement” reached with five large banks, including two of the largest in the US—JP Morgan Chase and Citigroup, the holding companies for Chase and Citibank—under which these banks or bank holding companies will plead...
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Saturday, May 09, 2015
US Still Seeks Jail for 'Fighter' Captured at 15 in Afghanistan
The good news is that an appellate judge in Canada has had the courage and good sense to uphold the release from jail on bail of Omar Khadr, a native of Canada who was captured as a child soldier at the age of 15 in Afghanistan by US forces back in 2002 and shipped off to Guantanamo, where he...
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