Ed Warner

Veteran Journalist

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

Back to Mexico

Posted on | February 8, 2018 | No Comments

About 2 million illegal immigrants were deported to Mexico under President Obama, and his successor is continuing the removal. Attention has focused on Emilio Gutierrez, a journalist who fled for his life from the violence in Mexico. He and his son are awaiting a decision from U.S. Immigration on whether they will have to go back. Read more

Fire and Ice

Posted on | February 2, 2018 | No Comments

New England poet Robert Frost has been much quoted recently due to a topical poem, “Mending Wall,” though not on the Mexican border:

“Before I built a wall I’d ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out,
And to whom I was like to give offense.
Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,
That wants it down.”

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Another Journalist Killed

Posted on | January 17, 2018 | No Comments

Like other journalists before him, Carlos Dominguez at 77 was writing about the growing violence in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. He took aim at the drug cartels and the involvement of local politicians like the mayor of his home town, Nuevo Laredo. Read more

A Horse for Health

Posted on | January 10, 2018 | No Comments

Horses are not just for riding, display or racing. They serve another useful purpose for people who care for them – tending to human ills and disabilities. To observe this in action, visit Therapeutic Riding of Tucson (TROT for short) on its 18-acre ranch in the scenic outskirts of Tucson. 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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