OH GOD PLEASE GIVE US A RECESSION, AND FAST! This seems to be the underlying wish behind media saturation coverage of last week’s somewhat bad economics news. I think it’s biased wish-fulfillment reportage, and rather embarrassing, given the low unemployment rate and other strong economic indicators. However, I admit to having the same shameful wish, […]
Peter Cohn -- Political and Social Documentaries
Cohn made his first independent low-budget 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, he's made three documentary films on major political and social issues, also on micro-budgets, with guerilla self distribution and multi-channel outreach through Hillcrest Films.
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What a pathetic mess in Congress around the Ilhan Omar controversy. I can’t be happy that the Dems are getting what they deserve for perpetuating sclerotic leadership — it’s too scary to think they may blow it and hand Trump a second term. The main thing going on here are overly hysterical fears of anti-semitism, […]
See Pelosi’s “immorality” gaffe here. It’s mortifying to watch Trump play the Democrats with the border wall gambit. It’s high stakes stuff, and Trump has significantly raised the game with tonight’s speech and the planned photo op border tour set for Thursday. I really started to worry when I saw the “immorality” sound bite from […]
Trump’s conjuring of an immigrant terrorist mob marching for the border was a truly superior and well-time exercise in cynical, evil political manipulation. Yet today’s new drug pricing proposal — while less telegenic — may even be a few notches more evil and cynical. As with many cynical and evil political gestures, the Trump drug […]