Ed Warner

Veteran Journalist

Beauty of the Plague

Posted on | April 2, 2020 | No Comments

For ten days in 1820 the English poet John Keats was forced to remain at sea in the bay of Naples. It couldn’t have been a nicer place to be quarantined from the typhus – the epidemic of the time – that was ravaging Italy. “One of the most sublime locations in the world,” writes Frances Mayes in the New York Times in an appreciation of the poet whose work was a culmination of the romantic era that  found beauty in almost everything.

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Story of a Monster Plague

Posted on | March 30, 2020 | No Comments

Coronavirus is fierce, but it could be worse, a lot worse. Take the disease that overwhelmed London in 1665, killing a quarter of the population with no cure and incredible suffering. It shows how far we have come and how fortunate we are compared to our vulnerable ancestors.

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Invisible Woman for President

Posted on | March 17, 2020 | No Comments

Why are we stuck with two elderly white men running for U.S. President? complain the media. No woman, no one of color is now involved. But wait, take a closer look. There’s still still a woman, not altogether white, who remains in the race: Tulsi Gabbard, former congresswoman from Hawaii, who has all the qualities necessary in an era of identity politics.

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The Face That Stops

Posted on | March 13, 2020 | No Comments

Passersby on busy, bustling Las Olas Blvd in Ft, Lauderdale, Florida, are suddenly stopped by a poignant, strikingly beautiful face in a window. It seems to say look at me and forget your cares. That is its point, says artist Jamali. “It’s the essence of woman.”

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Prison with a View

Posted on | March 4, 2020 | No Comments

Amid the soaring luxury high rises in sunny Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, stands a great hulk of a building that seems out of place. It definitely is. It’s the county jail with room for 1500 prisoners with very narrow windows to keep them from falling or jumping out. The exterior is concrete flat with nothing to catch the eye. In the pardonably outraged words of Sun Sentinel reporter Steve Bouquet, it’s “a soulless monstrosity incongruously plopped down there, of all places, with sleek yachts cruising by.”

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A Tear for an Artist

Posted on | February 19, 2020 | No Comments

Isabel Cabanillas de la Torre, an artist in the Mexican border city Juarez, was fascinated with eyes. She liked to paint them. In one self-portrait, a tear dropped from an eye.

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The Book Drug Cartels Hate

Posted on | February 4, 2020 | No Comments

Jeanine Cummins could not have asked for greater accolades for her new novel, “American Dirt,” about a mother fleeing with her child in Mexico after a drug cartel has killed her journalist husband and fifteen others in a not untypical massacre. “Marvelous,” “masterful,” “dazzling,””riveting,” “a Grapes of Wrath for our times,” referring to John Steinbeck’s famed novel of American migrants heading west in the Great Depression.

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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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