Ed Warner

Veteran Journalist

Opium Wars

Today a less developed nation, Mexico, provides hard drugs like opium to a more developed nation, the United States. In the 19th century it was the other way around. The world’s most advanced nation, Great Britain, supplied opium to less advanced China. In fact, forced it on China, which had little choice in the matter. […]

Heroin Epidemic

Addressing an anti-opioid gathering in Virginia, FBI Director James Comey said Mexican cartels are saturating the U.S. with highly pure heroin, creating a national epidemic. They are also offering a synthetic opioid fentanyl, which is fifty times more powerful than heroin. And if that isn’t enough, the Wall Street Journal reports the arrival of still […]

Hit Man

One of the most prestigious and high paying jobs in Mexico is the hit man, he who assassinates people on the order of the drug cartels. One of this illustrious group told how he went about his work to the late Charles Bowden, author of many books on Mexican drug violence, and Molly Molloy, a […]

Destination Naco

As you emerge out of one of Arizona’s splendid, welcoming valleys, you approach the border town of Naco. But drive carefully or you may miss it and cross the border. Easy enough to go to Mexico, but it can take time to get back.

Trump’s Wall

Not content with some 500 miles of fencing along the US-Mexican border, President-elect Donald Trump wants to erect a wall over its 2,000 mile length. Preposterous, say critics. It would further divide two nations, two peoples. It would damage wildlife and environment. And would it work, after all, since nothing else has? 

Biggest Threat to America

Geography favors America and has made it safe. There’s the protection of two oceans east and west, a benign neighbor to the north, Canada, and until recently, a compliant one to the south, Mexico. No longer. Crime has overtaken geography. Hard drugs are pouring across the Mexican border, accompanied by violence and billions of dollars […]

Surviving the Border

Even by Arizona standards, Arivaca, a town of 700 near the Mexican border, is something special. The people there just don’t like government, says a retired police sergeant who didn’t have duty in Arivaca, which is ok by him. Beyond native suspicions, there is heavy drug involvement on a major route from Mexico. A network […]

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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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