Ed Warner

Veteran Journalist

The Other America

Posted on | September 23, 2018 | No Comments

While the nation’s capital seems bogged down in rancor, inaction, spying and war making, the rest of America presents a different picture. There democracy apparently thrives, local communities are on the rebound thanks to bipartisan practicality, and there’s an enlargement of hope in contrast to the bleak national outlook. Such are the findings of a book “Our Towns,” by James and Deborah Fallows (pictured below), who spent four years hopping from one locale to the next in a small, two-seat airplane undeterred by terrain or weather. Read more

Our Super Secret Spy State

Posted on | September 13, 2018 | No Comments

Who’s the most quoted writer today? No, it’s not Shakespeare. He has been surpassed by a more recent Englishman, George Orwell, whose novel “1984” (written in 1949) depicts an all-knowing, all-commanding spy state that has reached fruition in, of all places, the United States of America. So the adjective “Orwellian” is commonly heard these days, a tribute to an author who uncannily foretold the future. His Big Brother is here and watching. Read more

The Real Man – John Wayne

Posted on | August 29, 2018 | 1 Comment

Who’s the ideal man? How about John Wayne, hero of 83 Western films, who tamed the expanding West, stronger and taller than the next guy and faster on the draw, scourge of Indian and outlaw alike, winning or losing with a beguiling smile, protective of women and no womanizer. Who could ask for more? Read more

Florida Under Attack – Algae Invasion

Posted on | August 23, 2018 | No Comments

Red or green? Take your pick. Both colors of algae are devastating south Florida, infesting beaches on the Gulf coast, invading rivers and canals on the Atlantic side. All kinds of sea life are dying and humans are in jeopardy. Many businesses have closed, reservations canceled. The plague beginning in the spring could last well into November. Read more

Freedom for Dogs and Others

Posted on | August 15, 2018 | No Comments

Glenn Greenwald usually writes about the encroachments of the deep state on American freedom. But he’s also concerned about freedom from pain and desertion for dogs. He and his partner David Miranda rescue strays from the streets of Rio de Janeiro, where they live. They have a couple of dozen of their own and put many others up for adoption, mainly in the U.S. Read more

One Gone, One Free

Posted on | August 4, 2018 | No Comments

Another journalist, Reuben Pat, has just been murdered in Mexico, the eighth so far this year. At the same time, Mexican journalist Emilio Gutierrez has been freed from detention in the U.S. as he and his son await the decision to let them stay here or be sent back to near certain death in Mexico. Reporting on the Mexican drug cartels is close to a  suicidal act that gets scant attention in the U.S., where journalism is a much safer occupation. Read more

Eve in Florida

Posted on | August 1, 2018 | No Comments

How many times must we be tempted? The fathers of Palm Beach may have decided once was enough. Yet here were the silken fingers of insidious Eve once again offering the poisoned apple to guileless husband Adam. 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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