I was shocked that Biden pulled it together for the State of the Union. He not only managed to remain alert and coherent for 90 minutes, he delivered a powerful new case for a sort of Progressive populism that almost no other Democrats have been able to articulate. Some of the commentary has diminished the […]
Peter Cohn -- Political and Social Documentaries
Cohn made his first film in 1995, the critically acclaimed dramatic feature Drunks, shot in a church basement and on the streets of Times Square in 14 days. Since then, his films have explored immigration, domestic violence and the conflict in the West Bank.
Holy Land (2014)
Power and Control: Domestic Violence in America (2010)
Golden Venture (2006)
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The War: Immense Tragedy, Yet Hope and the Promise of a New Counter Narrative
War in Ukraine is shocking and appalling. It is a deep, life inflecting historical moment. Certainly for me, a child of the Cold War and someone who not long ago believed in a generally hopeful view about the likely progression of history. The uplifting dimension, of course, is that Ukraine seems to be winning, or […]
Capitalism Did Not Disrupt the Supply Chain
When I stand at the meat counter looking down at a pack of sirloin that is about 10% more expensive than it was two years ago, it does not occur to me to blame Larry Summers. Yet for David Dayen — a journalist whose work I admire — inflation is caused by free markets, and […]
Why Doesn’t the New York Times Care About Corruption?
When the New York Times editorial board sat down to interview Elizabeth Warren, the first question was about Hunter Biden. These 17 distinguished journalists proceeded to fire a bunch of zingers at the candidate, seeing if they could trip her up on hot button issues like immigration, trade, and Medicare for All. The transcript is […]