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Christine Escobar

Chicago One Step Closer to Becoming Largest "Fair Trade Town" in North America

Christine Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Christine Escobar

The Chicago City Council voted to approve a Fair Trade resolution, an important first step in the effort to promote fair trade products in Chicago and fair labor conditions across the globe.

What Consumers Can Do About Overdraft Fees

Christine Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Christine Escobar

Even if you're embarrassed to admit it, you're very likely among the estimated 50 million Americans who have been overdrawn on their checking account in the course of any given year.

He's Back! Former VP at Monsanto To Advise FDA Commissioner on Food Safety

Christine Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christine Escobar

Michael Taylor helped plan the insidious way rBGH (the bovine growth hormone) made it into our country's food supply.

The Tale of rBGH, Milk, Monsanto and the Organic Backlash

Christine Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christine Escobar

RGBH was first developed by the agricultural biotech corporation Monsanto to increase milk output in dairy cows. Monsanto's production history includes the notoriously dangerous Agent Orange.

Joy Behar, I Have a Question For You: When Will the Left Finally Get it On Home Education?

Christine Escobar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Escobar

I have to tell you, I think you're way out of line, saying that homeschooled kids are "demented" and that homeschooled kids are "afraid of other children."

This Time Must Be Different

Christine Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Escobar

The weather foretold it in Chicago. Rare is it to feel the warmth of southerly winds on an early November night in this city. Rarer still was the occ...

The Edwards Affair And The Chicago Cubs

Christine Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Escobar

When the Cubs are winning I'm thrilled, but I long-ago learned to expect nothing. That's just how it is and, truly, it's no different in politics, especially in an election season.