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Ethan Epstein

Ethan Epstein

Ethan Epstein is deputy opinion editor of The Washington Times. He has also written for The Weekly Standard, Politico Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, and other publications. He graduated from Reed College.

Articles by Ethan Epstein

A man sits atop the U.S. border wall as he prepares to help other migrants climb over to San Ysidro, Calif., in order to surrender to the U.S. Border Patrol, in Playas de Tijuana, Mexico, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Thousands of Central American migrants who traveled with recent caravans want to seek asylum in the U.S. but face a decision between crossing illegally or waiting months, because the U.S. government only processes a limited number of those cases a day at the San Ysidro border crossing. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Build a wall -- on Mexico's southern border

Just before Donald Trump's inauguration in 2017, a Mexican newspaper floated an interesting, if unsourced, theory: As part of the renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Trump administration was contemplating assisting Mexico with fortifying its southern border with Guatemala. Published December 5, 2018


Chris Plante reigns over D.C. airwaves through wit, astonishing energy

The biggest question I had about Chris Plante was answered within the first several minutes I spent sitting in his studio at WMAL as he broadcast his 9 a.m. to noon radio show one day this month. The answer was yes: Chris Plante is always Chris Plante, even when the microphone is off. Published November 27, 2018