Ed Warner

Veteran Journalist

The Shot That Explains the Caravan

Posted on | February 20, 2019 | 2 Comments

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

Canary’s Controversial Song

Posted on | January 17, 2019 | No Comments

Amid the polarization of America today is a growing split in the Jewish community with many youngsters critical of Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians while their elders say such protests are harmful to Israel. In response some have joined a “Canary Mission” that maintains profiles of especially troublesome critics and, like the bird song in the coal mine, warns of the danger ahead if present trends continue. A few have even donned a canary suit to make their point. Read more

Muslim Slaves in America

Posted on | January 9, 2019 | No Comments

Muslims are having some trouble entering the United States these days, but there was a time when tens of thousands were enthusiastically welcomed for a permanent stay, no visa needed. These were slaves from Africa who arrived under duress in the 18th and 19th centuries. It’s estimated they made up about 20 percent of all slaves and were often esteemed, even by their owners, for their scholarship and attainments. Read more

Refugees Then and Now

Posted on | January 2, 2019 | No Comments

The some 1,500 migrants now seeking to cross the U.S. border are not particularly welcome, though they are fleeing the cartel violence financed by insatiable American drug consumers. Similarly, in World War II an equal number of Polish refugees trying to find safety in the U.S. were not welcome because they were thought to jeopardize the alliance with communist Russia against the Nazis. Immigration is seldom easy. 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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