Ed Warner

Veteran Journalist

The Threat of Identity Politics

Posted on | March 18, 2019 | No Comments

Newly elected U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar is well situated to speak her mind. In today’s identity politics, she is top drawer: a woman; a black, in addition from Africa; a Muslim. It’s all here. Who could ask for more? Seizing the opportunity of her elevated status, she proceeded to touch on the third rail of politics – American support of Israel. Read more

America Come Home

Posted on | March 11, 2019 | No Comments

It’s not easy to end a war even when it’s not going very well. President Trump promised to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan and Syria, but under pressure from the war community in Washington changed his mind about Syria. Some troops will remain to make sure peace, or its approximate, is secured. He has also calmed tensions with nuclear-armed North Korea but recently ended a summit with the North Korean leader with nothing accomplished, again owing to the resistance of the Washington warriors who fight, to be sure, from a distance. Read more

Exotic Invasion

Posted on | March 2, 2019 | No Comments

Nice little Python. Cute and crawly. But he grows and grows – too long for the room and somewhat menacing as pythons have been known to squeeze and sometimes strangle unwary humans. What to do? Euthanizing a pet is not fair. The solution: the watery everglades where he can join many thousands of fellow snakes in eternal combat with the other animal discards – alligators. Read more

The Shot That Explains the Caravan

Posted on | February 20, 2019 | 1 Comment

While journalist Jesus Ramos Rodriguez was having breakfast in a restaurant in Mexico’s Tabasco state, a stranger approached and fired eight shots, killing him. The assailant then fled, avoiding capture. Rodriguez had been warned not to report drug cartel activity on his radio program for which the punishment is death. Read more

A Face of 3,000 Years Ago

Posted on | February 9, 2019 | No Comments

In the late 1850’s in southern Mexico, a farmer was clearing his land when he hit an unexpected rock. What’s that doing there? He dug further – more rock – until he exposed a six-foot-tall stone sculpture of a head with an imperial, haughty expression as if rebuking this invasion of his hidden domain. Read more

Anti-War Candidate, Tulsi Gabbard

Posted on | January 31, 2019 | No Comments

How many Democrats are running for U.S. President? Twenty, thirty, forty? Doesn’t matter. The sky’s the limit. The more the merrier. This is democracy. But one does stand out because of her campaign theme: stop the wars. Alone among the Presidential hopefuls, Tulsi Gabbard takes this stand. Could it be a winner? Read more

The Un-Founding Father

Posted on | January 25, 2019 | No Comments

The U.S. Constitution is understandably revered, but there was difficulty getting it approved in a divided, fractious convention of states in 1787, and no one objected to it more than Maryland delegate Luther Martin, described by an admirer as “awkward, coarse, gross, crude and ungrammatical.” Yet his words, delivered at great length, carried weight, as they do today. The great dissenter is lost to memory, writes Bill Kauffman in his book “Forgotten Founder, Drunken Prophet,” and he shouldn’t be. Read more

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"Master of Narrative"

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This website contains the collected works, recent articles and continuing blog posts from veteran journalist Ed Warner who has been reporting for more than 55 years. Ed wrote for Time Magazine from 1958-1982 and wrote, edited and reported for the Voice of America from 1983-2005. He continues to freelance today and his articles have appeared in The American Conservative and on AntiWar.com and other news websites. More...

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