Pedro Gonzalez

About Pedro Gonzalez

Pedro Gonzalez, a writer based in California, is a Mount Vernon Fellow of the Center for American Greatness.

America Is Not a Nation of Immigrants

America is a nation of immigrants. It’s a commonplace among the political class. Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), emergent leaders in the open-borders vanguard of the Democratic Party, never tire of saying so. Both object to the Trump Administration’s hard line on border control and have buttressed their calls

By | 2018-07-12T13:50:33+00:00 July 8th, 2018|

All Those Lies on the Border

Much of what has been said of the challenges the Trump Administration faces in its fight against illegal immigration—specifically when it comes to the treatment of children—has stretched partial truths into total falsehoods. First is the claim, as Justin Doom writes, that “no law mandates separating families.” Doom asserts this against Trump’s statement

By | 2018-06-22T12:47:35+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|

‘Colorism’ and the Permanent Revolution

When the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) gathered in Port Huron, Michigan, it is hard to imagine that they could have anticipated their coming success. On the 56th anniversary of that meeting beside the St. Clair, Americans find that nowhere was the “march through the institutions” more successful than in America’s colleges

By | 2018-06-18T11:11:31+00:00 June 18th, 2018|

Behold, the New World Order

Last summer, I had just arrived in Germany and was settling in at my family’s home when news of a yet another Muslim attack flashed across our television screen. The murderer, a 26-year-old Palestinian, had walked into a grocery store minutes from where I was sitting, plucked a knife from a shelf, and

By | 2018-06-12T00:42:28+00:00 June 12th, 2018|

Kneeling for What?

Two men decided to take a knee during President Trump’s “Celebrate America” event at the White House this week. Those men were booed, and rightly so. Of course, the incident stems from the larger problem of overpaid athletes having confused their skill at in athletics with the achievement of erudition or wisdom. In

By | 2018-06-09T23:40:39+00:00 June 9th, 2018|

No, White Communities Aren’t Less Safe than Diverse Ones

The Los Angeles Times last week published a provocative claim for our “woke” era: “White people should be more afraid of other whites than they are of people of color.” So argues Mike Males, a senior research fellow at the San Francisco-based Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice. On the face of it,

By | 2018-06-05T21:56:37+00:00 June 6th, 2018|

Roseanne Got the Shaft

The worst thing about the whole Roseanne Barr Twitter fiasco? It has provided the perennially pouting crew at CNN with fresh material over which to slobber. No, seriously. What’s the big deal? Roseanne shouldn’t have compared Valerie Jarrett to an ape, because no matter how harmless, or accurate, or rude, or funny that

By | 2018-06-01T17:37:28+00:00 June 2nd, 2018|