Mike Gonzalez, a senior fellow at The Heritage Foundation, is a widely experienced international correspondent, commentator and editor who has reported from Asia, Europe and Latin America. He served in the George W. Bush Administration first at the Securities and Exchange Commission and then at the State Department. His forthcoming book on Hispanics will be published in September.

My Articles

June 16, 2016, 5:26 PM EDT
The Orlando massacre has failed miserably to be a bond for national unity.
June 9, 2016, 11:48 AM EDT
The Obama administration disregards a whole field of academic research that finds a high correlation between ethnic stratification and conflict.
June 2, 2016, 2:45 PM EDT
So far, journalists have spared Curry of the mockery and disdain they poured on Tim Tebow, the last athlete to publicly display flashes of morality. But Google “Steph Curry and God” and you get next to nothing outside the religious press.
May 2, 2016, 4:33 PM EDT
In the bad old days of the Soviet Union, Stalin, Brezhnev and the rest would literally airbrush out of photographs those who fell out of favor. Killing them and sending family members to Siberia did not suffice; they had to be erased from collective memory.
February 11, 2016, 9:32 AM EST
The folks running Twitter may be too young to have heard of George Orwell, or perhaps they simply do not care that their new advisory council sounds frighteningly Orwellian. Either way, the brand new “Twitter Trust and Safety Council” seems like a board ready to censor comments in deference to political correctness.
February 4, 2016, 10:33 AM EST
It may be late in the game, but Europeans are finally waking up to how decades of indoctrination into multiculturalism is now imperiling their safety. British Prime Minister David Cameron has led this campaign, but even the leaders of France and Germany are now following.
January 15, 2016, 2:11 PM EST
We spend a lot of time debating immigration as a society. This is natural, as it is an important policy that always, one way or another, inflames passions.
December 9, 2015, 11:45 AM EST
At his national address Sunday night, President Barack Obama lectured Americans at length on the evils of Islamophobia. That is a lofty sentiment, no doubt, but the harangue did strike many as disproportionate. After all, on this score Americans can already be rightly proud.
November 13, 2015, 5:16 PM EST
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is, like all bureaucracies, humorless and unyielding—and it is no less so when it comes to balkanizing or fragmenting Americans.
November 4, 2015, 10:18 AM EST
Is multiculturalism a decent if banal posture that basically boils down to respecting other cultures and getting sloshed on St. Patrick’s Day and Cinco de Mayo? Or is it a much darker social model used as a Trojan horse to transform Western society fundamentally, especially this one?
March 6, 2015, 4:32 PM EST
Reports that a Jewish candidate at University of California, Los Angeles’ student council was subjected to an anti-Semitic inquisition by fellow students have the media atwitter, and rightly so.
October 23, 2014, 1:17 PM EDT
Should the same federal government that improperly denied conservatives tax-exempt status and sought to investigate newsrooms now be tracking the Twitter hashtag #teaparty? Should it be the arbiter of what constitutes “misinformation” online or attempt to reduce “subversive propaganda”?
October 14, 2014, 11:11 AM EDT
New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña and Milady Baez, the chief for “English-language learners,” are looking to increase dual-language programs, in which students receive instruction in both English and a second language.
October 1, 2014, 9:33 AM EDT
Because when the former colonial master Britain handed Hong Kong over to China, the latter promised universal suffrage in the choice of their leader, or chief executive, and, under the formula of “One Country, Two Systems,” that their separate way of life would be respected.
September 30, 2014, 11:05 AM EDT
China’s overreaction to legitimate demands for democracy in Hong Kong, where police are teargasing peaceful protesters asking for universal suffrage, leaves no doubt how the Communist Party sees its future. Regrettably, the Obama administration is saying it will “not take sides.”
September 25, 2014, 10:25 AM EDT
Far too many conservatives have grown pessimistic about the prospect of Hispanics ever agreeing with their policy prescriptions. Others have erred in the opposite direction, suggesting that only shifts in tone or even engaging in a pandering competition with liberals could fix the problem.
September 8, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT
Castro’s Cuba, America’s sworn enemy in our hemisphere, is exploiting the breach between academia and the nation. An unclassified FBI advisory published Sept. 2 was clear on the subject: “The Cuban intelligence services (CuIS) are known to actively target the US academic world for the purposes of recruiting agents, in order to both obtain useful information and conduct influence activities.”
September 2, 2014, 3:55 PM EDT
The foreign crises that have challenged the Obama Administration this summer are not the result of a happenstance outbreak of global chaos, but of bad policy choices.