Ed Warner

Veteran Journalist

Extremes Unite

Posted on | January 20, 2020 | No Comments

What could Socialist Bernie Sanders and conservative Pat Buchanan possibly have in common? They are politically poles apart with vastly different followers. In appearance and background, they are also distinct. One could not be mistaken for the other. But on one life or death issue – namely, war or rather the dubious wars the U.S. has fought since 9/11 – they are in solid agreement: stop them!  A humanitarian concern overcomes politics and ideology.

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The Mormon Example

Posted on | January 14, 2020 | No Comments

Mexican drug cartels, who basically control the country, pounce mercilessly on any resistance, which may explain last November’s savage attack on a group of American Mormons trying to reach a wedding. Nine women and children were either shot to death or burned in exploding cars. It was also a clear warning to other Americans: We’re on our way loaded with drugs. Don’t try to stop us.

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Is War Good for U.S. Presidents?

Posted on | January 7, 2020 | No Comments

There’s nothing better than being a wartime U.S. President as long as it’s considered a good war, e.g., the Civil War (Abe Lincoln), World War Two (Franklin Roosevelt). But more dubious wars have tarnished the reputation of the top men: World War One (Woodrow Wilson), the Vietnam War (Lyndon Johnson). So where does President Trump, conscious of his legacy, stand on the brink of a serious war with Iran?

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Drug Cartels Invade U.S.

Posted on | December 20, 2019 | No Comments

The drug cartels’ ravaging of Mexico doesn’t get much coverage in the American media, suggesting Mexicans, though close by, don’t count so much. More surprising is the neglect of cartel activity right here in the U.S. That has now been remedied by one newspaper, the Louisville Courier Journal, which has provided an extensive, painstakingly researched account of this invasion of poison and brutality from south of the border.

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The Mystery of Russia

Posted on | December 17, 2019 | No Comments

For a century the U.S. has been transfixed by Russia, myth clashing with reality, admiration alternating with hostility, submissiveness with pugnacity. Take your pick. The U.S. can’t seem to get Russia straight or is it Russia that can’t seem to get straight?

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The President’s Man

Posted on | November 21, 2019 | No Comments

Rudi Guliani has taken a lot of flack for bypassing established figures to pursue the President’s investigation in Ukraine. Who does he think he is? But his activity is not without precedent – a famous one with high stakes when President Franklin Roosevelt bypassed Congress and even his own cabinet to send his close confidante Harry Hopkins to various parts of the world to prepare for U.S. involvement in World War Two.

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Aftermath of the Massacre

Posted on | November 13, 2019 | No Comments

Americans got a taste of Mexican violence, and it was bitter – three women and six children shot and burned to death in northern Mexico. The American media rose to the occasion with a little more coverage than usual of this kind of violence, but failed to do justice to the story…

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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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