Ed Warner

Veteran Journalist

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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Is Assassination Useful?

Posted on | January 28, 2020 | 1 Comment

In 44 BC conspirators favoring a Roman Republic stabbed famed commander Julius Caesar to death because he seemed to be heading to one-man rule. There followed fourteen years of war involving Caesar’s supporters and opponents. It was won by Caesar’s adopted son Octavius, who as emperor Augustus created a one man rule beyond even Caesar’s imagining. Assassination hadn’t worked.

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Extremes Unite

Posted on | January 20, 2020 | 1 Comment

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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"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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