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Author Archives: Esther J. Cepeda / Syndicated Columnist

The elephant in Ted Cruz’s presidential run: his face

CHICAGO – Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz, native of Canada, junior senator of Texas and lover of Wagner, has thrown his hat into the ring to be the Republican nominee for the 2016 presidential election.

Stop comparing minority groups

CHICAGO – Hispanic pundits are wondering whether the killing of Antonio Zambrano-Montes by Pasco police in Washington state will truly be what The New York Times called Hispanics’ “‘Ferguson’ moment” – a national protest against police aggression toward Hispanics.

Reality hits teens searching for work

CHICAGO – As I walk through the valley of teen unemployment with my 16-year-old son, I thought I’d offer readers an update on a young man I wrote about in a past column.

Internet stretches the wealth gap

CHICAGO – Andrew Keen’s “The Internet Is Not the Answer” is the most devastating book I’ve r …

The trend-driven education hustle

CHICAGO – You know public education has jumped the track when you see your own children show …

Myth of ‘healthy obesity’ debunked

CHICAGO – Here’s a cold dose of reality for people telling themselves that their extra pounds aren’t harming them:

Better education beats free college

CHICAGO – President Obama has misguidedly set his sights on giving away two years of free tu …