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Esther Cepeda / Politics

Strung Along on Immigration Reform

CHICAGO -- The week's award for truer words were never spoken goes to David Martin, who served as deputy general counsel at the Department of Homeland Security in the first two years of the Obama administration.

Martin made a blunt observation to...

The Business of Black America

CHICAGO -- The National Urban League's 2014 report on the state of black America released a torrent of negative assessments. "Dismal and getting worse," read one headline. "Blacks behind whites, Latinos in job market, report says," read another.

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Playing Politics Over Immigration

CHICAGO -- It's a shame that Republicans blocked a resolution calling for the Senate to honor the legacy of Chicano icon Cesar Chavez.

But though the GOP looks petty and downright stupid for not allowing a purely symbolic commemoration honoring ...

Continuing Education -- On The Job

CHICAGO -- It's the time of the year when you can't throw a rock without hitting a parent or a teenager bragging about college acceptance letters.

You're far less likely to hear about the plans of students who really have no desire to go to ...

Taking It Out On The Messengers

CHICAGO -- Even before Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld's "The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America" was published, the book was being denounced as sociologically lightweight and packed full ...

Where Dehumanization Leads Us

CHICAGO -- "What could a 3-year-old possibly do to warrant being suspended from preschool?"

The question was raised by someone who had read a news story about a Department of Education report noting that black children make up 18 percent of ...