Pedro Gonzalez

About Pedro Gonzalez

Pedro Gonzalez is assistant editor of American Greatness and a Mount Vernon Fellow of the Center for American Greatness.

Islam Against the West

On September 11, 2001, 19 Muslims hijacked four planes and used them to murder 2,977 people. Included in that number are 343 firefighters, 72 law enforcement officers, and nearly 200 military and civilian personnel killed at the Pentagon. Victims could be claimed by more than 90 countries and as many as 10,000 children

By | 2018-09-12T19:58:07+00:00 September 13th, 2018|

Boycott Nike

In an attempt to pander to “woke” consumers, Nike has made Colin Kaepernick the ugly mug of its “Just Do it” ad campaign. Presumably, Nike is signaling that it’s taking a knee against “racism”—whatever that means now. We’ve already established there is no evidence to support Kaepernick’s narrative. Not only are the claims

By | 2018-09-05T08:35:06+00:00 September 5th, 2018|

The Battle for America’s Mind

Heralding the rise of the daily newspaper in 1831, French poet and politician Alphonse de Lamartine declared journalism would emerge as “the whole of human thought,” but that thought itself “will not have time to ripen, to accumulate into the form of a book.” The book, Lamartine proclaimed, “will arrive too late.” “The

By | 2018-09-02T13:22:29+00:00 September 2nd, 2018|

In Defense of FAIR: Bullying Builds Character

Recently, a former NBC News correspondent named Joe Gomez resigned from his post as press secretary of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). Gomez happened to be the only Latino employee at FAIR and quit after filing a complaint with Washington D.C.’s Office of Human Rights (yes, really) about, what he claims, were “racial

By | 2018-08-31T20:24:03+00:00 August 31st, 2018|

How Vox Misleads the Public About Immigrant Crime

As frequently as Vox comes to the defense of America’s worst criminals, one should be accustomed to the steady stream of misinformation churned out by these self-appointed “news explainers.” What followed from Vox after Mollie Tibbetts’ murderer turned out to be an illegal alien, however, warrants a response. German Lopez, a writer for

By | 2018-08-29T09:05:15+00:00 August 27th, 2018|

On Doublespeak In the Immigration Debate

It is important to remember it is possible to make the distinction between legal immigrants and illegal aliens without demonizing illegal aliens. We should not fear making that distinction, because there is a gradation in the severity of crime. The difference between murder and theft, for example. Illegal aliens are law-breakers by definition,

By | 2018-08-25T04:31:58+00:00 August 25th, 2018|

Why Do We Keep Calling Illegal Aliens ‘Undocumented’?

Cristhian Rivera, who entered America illegally from his native Mexico, is charged with first-degree murder in the brutal killing of college student Mollie Tibbetts in Iowa. Yet few news organizations call him an illegal alien or an illegal immigrant. They either call him “undocumented” or avoid drawing attention to his illegal status. The

By | 2018-08-24T11:48:56+00:00 August 24th, 2018|

The Institutionalized Race War

Disgraced former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman warns that President Trump may trigger a “race war.” But that war is already underway, and the Left fired first, emboldened by the poison of identity politics. That the Left is waging war on America in explicitly racial and ethnic terms is not something that

By | 2018-08-22T21:28:55+00:00 August 23rd, 2018|

‘Laura Ingraham is Right’

To understand why Ms. Ingraham has a point, let’s take a trip to San Diego, California, where you can catch Los Tucanes de Tijuana playing the San Diego County Fair in summer. Los Tucanes are billed as “global ambassadors of Nortena music and corridos and ballads,” and if you miss them in California,

By | 2018-08-19T13:44:04+00:00 August 19th, 2018|