Ed Warner

Veteran Journalist

War of Words

Posted on | July 17, 2018 | No Comments

Ever since words were invented, they’ve been used to attack as well as communicate. This reached a culmination of a kind in World War II, as Ted Lipien writes in his slim, incisive book “Divide and Conquer: The Story of Nazi Terror.” Hitler, a champion of the “big lie,” thought propaganda on top of troops was the key to victory. It worked to some extent in Europe but fell on deaf ears in America. The U.S. provided its own counter-propaganda against the Nazis, says Lipien, while at the same time succumbing to the still more subtle and destructive propaganda of an ally, the Soviet Union. Read more

Targeting Americans

Posted on | July 12, 2018 | 1 Comment

While celebrating her first wedding anniversary with her husband in Mexico City, Tatiana Mirutenko, 27, was shot and killed by a gunman on a motorcycle. His intended target was a barroom bouncer who was wounded in the shooting, but somehow he hit Tatiana as well and then escaped. Read more

The President Goes Fishing

Posted on | July 5, 2018 | 1 Comment

I left the desert of Arizona for the water of Florida, lots of water and a softer air. Left behind was the adventure of the border with stalwart ranchers up against drug cartels that are running Mexico and poisoning us.

I settled in the area of Stuart, a coastal town that manages to preserve much of old Florida, distinctive homes and stores that may date back to the early 1900’s and cannot have more than four stories in contrast to the high-rise glitz on the rest of the Atlantic coast. That’s the way its citizens like it, and they’re determined to keep it that way. Read more

The Brain Besieged

Posted on | June 19, 2018 | 5 Comments

I went to the ophthalmologist Dr. Paul Pare in downtown Stuart, Florida, with a scratched cornea. He prescribed for it, but then his staff wondered if there was something else wrong with me besides my eye – some awkward footsteps, confused speech. Let’s go to the Martin Health hospital across the street for a look, they advised. That we did. A CT scan was taken and impressed the veteran neurosurgeon, Dr. John Afshar, who said we operate tonight. Too much blood on the brain. Read more

The Great Indian Oil Days

Posted on | April 11, 2018 | No Comments

In the American western surge, native Indians were in the way. They were killed in battle, moved from place to place, confined in reservations on less desirable land. But one tribe – the Osage – lucked out. The barren soil it was forced to inhabit in Oklahoma had a hidden treasure beneath – oil. For a few exhilarating years in the 1920’s, the Indians lived like white men and then some, arguably the richest people in the country until as luck would have it – or fate – the whites took it all away. Read more

Drug Cartel Advance

Posted on | March 29, 2018 | No Comments

The only genuine threat to America continues to grow; that is, the drugs, violence and corrupting money of the Mexican cartels. More drugs than ever – heroin and opioids – are pouring across the border. And more murders than ever are devastating Mexico, a record 27,000 in 2017. It’s become one of most dangerous countries in the world today, and it’s not even at war. Read more

Vacation in Mexico

Posted on | February 15, 2018 | 1 Comment

What could be nicer than a vacation in Mexico – sun, sea, beaches, no hurricanes and not too expensive. There’s only one problem – crime, lots of it, and increasingly American tourists are its victims. Lured by the promotion, they think five-star resorts with all the trimmings will be safe. Not so. There are dangers within, in particular tainted alcohol that can quickly lead to a blackout followed perhaps by robbery, sexual assault or drowning in a palatial pool. Read more

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"Master of Narrative"

~Ted Lipien


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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