Esther Cepeda / Politics

We Are What We Eat

CHICAGO -- Remember last year's hysteria over school lunches? Administrators, cafeteria workers, students and parents across the country freaked out when -- gasp! -- school lunches were made healthier.

News reports throughout the 2012-13 school ...

Tough Calls on Border Kids

CHICAGO -- Those who want to deport the border kids immediately and those who want to extend them protections have dug into their positions -- as if either course of action would suffice.

Those in the "help" camp are resolute -- to the point that...

Hispanic Women Flock to the Movies

CHICAGO -- My family attended the first morning screening of "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," which won last weekend's box office with a $73 million debut.

According to Lucas Shaw's recent article "Hispanic Women Are This Summer's Most Avid ...

What $3.7 Million Could Do for Chicago

CHICAGO -- It is hard not to wonder what kind of impact $3.7 billion -- the amount President Obama has requested to deal with the child migrant border crisis -- might have on the traumatized children of Chicago's South Side.

If a humanitarian ...

For July, Let Kids Be Kids

CHICAGO -- We're deep into my family's unprecedented ``Summer of Lethargy.''

SOL (for those of you who like acronyms) is progressing as anyone might expect. At present count, my youngest son has been in pajamas for a good 42 hours and counting. ...

How Polarized? Not That Much

CHICAGO -- America is growing more polarized -- or so we've read in what seems like a zillion headlines in the weeks since the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press released "Political Polarization in the American Public."

This is the ...