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.

Articles by this author

Views
Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 10:45am
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...
Read more
Views
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 4:45pm
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...
Read more
Views
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 11:45am
Celebrating the End of One War, and Witnessing the Start of a New One Here at Home
It was 40 years ago today that the last troops from America’s criminal war against the people of Vietnam scurried ignominiously onto a helicopter on the roof of the US Embassy in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) and fled the country where US forces had killed some 3-4 million people in the name of “...
Read more
Views
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 6:45am
Congressional Democrats Have an ‘Inaction Plan’: Taking a Meaningless Progressive Stand in Congress
The Democrats are showing their true colors now that they have lost control of both houses of Congress. Suddenly, with the assurance that they don’t have to worry about being taken seriously, the “party of the people” has come forward with a proposal to levy a 0.1% tax on short-term stock trades,...
Read more
Views
Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 10:45am
Accusing Hong Kong Activists of Being Tools of US Policy is Both Ignorant and Dangerous
A number of progressive and left-leaning writers in the US have jumped on a report by Wikileaks that the neo-con dominated National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and various other US-government linked organizations with a history of subversion and sowing discord abroad are operating in Hong Kong...
Read more
Views
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 2:15pm
Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder Leaves Office (Good Riddance)
Good riddance! Eric Holder has announced that he is leaving his post of Attorney General, which he has sullied and degraded for six years. A corporate lawyer with the Wall Street law firm Covington & Burling, Holder will be remembered for his timid defense of civil rights; his overseeing and...
Read more
Views
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 12:45pm
In Many US Communities, Cops are the ‘Terrorists’
The apparent murder by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, of Mike Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black youth who was shot a number of times while he was allegedly on his knees with his hands up in the air, pleading “Don’t shoot, I’m not armed,” is exposing everything that is wrong with...
Read more
Views
Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 11:53am
It's Always Darkest Before the Dawn: The Irrepressible and Irreplaceable Pete Seeger
I never really knew Pete Seeger, but he taught me how to play the banjo.
Read more
Views
Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 2:24pm
Americans Want Improved Social Security and Medicare and Less Military Spending
A tectonic shift is occurring in the US body politic. Ignore the media-driven sideshow about the 2014 contest for control of the House or about the screwed-up Obamacare insurance-market website.
Read more
Views
Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 10:01am
Money for Militarism, not for People: Obama’s Betrayal of Social Security
What’s wrong with the Obama administration’s proposal to change the way Social Security checks are adjusted for inflation from using the Consumer Price Index (CPI) to instead using something called a “chained” CPI? Let’s start with the fundamental problem: Social Security is not a cause of the federal budget deficit, and will not be for years, even if nothing is done to raise more revenue for the program.
Read more

Pages