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Dave Lindorff is a founding member of the collectively-owned, journalist-run online newspaper www.thiscantbehappening.net. He is a columnist for Counterpunch, is author of several recent books ("This Can't Be Happening! Resisting the Disintegration of American Democracy" and "Killing Time: An Investigation into the Death Penalty Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal"). His latest book, coauthored with Barbara Olshanshky, is "The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office (St. Martin's Press, May 2006).
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 25, 2020 US at a critical juncture: Facing Two Epidemics, Covid-19 and Soaring Joblessness
The US is really dealing with two pandemics: one involving the COVID-19 Caronavirus, and the other a tsunami of joblessness caused by a necessary lockdown of most of the population and the closing of most business activity. The two are intimately related, writes TCBH journalist Dave Lindorff. If one isn't stopped, the other cannot be.
(23 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Epidemic Epistle: A Triage Crisis is Coming, and This Time It's Personal
in the first installment of this 'Epidemic Epistle," a CORVID-19 'diary' by brothers Dave and Gary LIndorff in ThisCantBeHappeng.net, Dave write that as hospitals are overrun with coronavirus cases, and have to turn to triage to decide who gets life-saving ventilators, he will be one of the ones left without that help.
(6 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 16, 2020 Truly Remaking Social Security is the Key to Having a Livable Society in the US
Reforming and expanding Social Security to make up for the loss of pensions and unions is a key to making the US a more humane and livable country. We get there by raising benefits, making healthcare a right with Medicare for All, by making college free to all who want it, and by slashing military spending, writes TCBH! journalist Dave Lindorff. It's all a package. That's social democracy!
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 16, 2020 Did you feel the Earth move?: Virginia Becomes Needed 28th State to Ratify the ERA!
In a major breakthrough, Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the ERA, meeting the Constitution's requirement for adoption of the amendment of 3/4 of the state legislatures, writes TCBH! journalist Dave Lindorff. Immediately, Trump's Justice Dept. said it doesn't matter since a Congressional deadline of '982 already passed. See you in court...