Robert Edwards

Robert Edwards was formerly an infantry and intelligence officer in the US Army and a captain in the 82nd Airborne in Iraq during the first Gulf War. A graduate of Stanford’s masters program in documentary, his films include Land of the Blind starring Ralph Fiennes and Donald Sutherland, One More Timestarring Christopher Walken, and the feature documentary The Last Laugh for PBS. He won a Nicholl Fellowship from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and has written for directors including Bennett Miller, Mark Romanek, and Mike Newell. He blogs at  The King’s Necktie.

ALL POSTS BY Robert Edwards

  • May 22, 2020

    "I never expected that I would be writing about the needless deaths of almost 100,000 of our countrymen, rapidly approaching the number who died in wars from Korea to Afghanistan combined. It is bitterly appropriate that we should reach that grim milestone on this particular weekend." (Robert Edwards was formerly an infantry and intelligence officer in the US Army and a captain in the 82nd Airborne in Iraq during the first Gulf War.)

  • April 17, 2020
    By taking a wrecking ball to independent oversight, Trump has made the presidency into a dictatorship. At this point, writes Robert Edwards, the only recourse we will have left to save our democracy, repair the institutions of government, and restore accountability to the American people, is to vote in November to save "the soul of this nation."