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  • Commentary posted April 10, 2014 by Mike Gonzalez Sending Ideas to Cuba

    Cubans have lived on an information desert island for more than 50 years. Ten million people, once a vibrant part of the world — in tune with it and contributing to it, receiving information and even immigrants — were cut off soon after Fidel Castro took over in 1959. That the world has done nothing to help them after five decades of oppression is an outrage. What is not…

  • Commentary posted March 19, 2014 by Mike Gonzalez Intolerance and Stanford’s Free-Expression Tax

    There’s tolerance aplenty on today’s campuses. Too bad it runs only in one direction. Last week, we learned that at universities such as Duke, making pornography is something that administrators don’t just refuse to condemn, but now even affirm. Meanwhile, this week, we learn that places like Stanford consider speaking in defense of traditional sexual ethics and…

  • Commentary posted March 13, 2014 by Mike Gonzalez Do You Like to Be Nudged?

    Do you want society’s so-called best and brightest “nudging” your decisions about what to consume – whether it’s for news, soft drinks or light bulbs? If so, chances are you call yourself progressive. If you snort at the mere notion, however, you are almost certainly a conservative. In fact, throw out all the other Rorschach tests. This is the one that separates one…

  • Commentary posted March 4, 2014 by Mike Gonzalez The Marriage Imperative

    Search President Obama’s speech to minority youths last Thursday for the word “marriage,” and you will find just one reference, and in a throwaway line at that. There are nine references to “men of color” and three to the minimum wage, but none at all to out-of-wedlock birth rates. There are also zero appeals for more two-parent families, not even of the “LGBT” variety,…

  • Commentary posted February 17, 2014 by Mike Gonzalez The New Contras: Understanding the Left's Grip On Media

    Behind President Barack Obama’s gripe to Bill O’Reilly that Fox News is always unfair to him stood a deeper resentment that has poisoned the soul of progressives for some time: Hollywood and academia might still be firmly in the grip of the orthodox left, but part of the media has managed to wriggle free. Liberals still can’t get over this fact, and their rearguard…

  • Commentary posted January 29, 2014 by Mike Gonzalez Obama ignores facts on what Hispanics, all citizens need to achieve American dream

    As expected, President Obama spoke about mobility and illegal immigration at his State of the Union speech Tuesday night. Disappointingly, he ignored growing academic agreement on what it takes for Americans, including those of Hispanic origin, to have a shot at the American Dream. Basically, a child’s mobility—his or her ability to rise economically—is strongly (and…

  • Commentary posted January 8, 2014 by Mike Gonzalez Hispanics and the War on Poverty

    Much will be said today, the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, about how it has been lost. In fact, the debate on poverty (like the poor themselves) will be with us all year. But it’s important to remember that LBJ’s war coincided with other social upheavals, such as the end of the marriage culture, the start of the “minority rights” revolution, and a huge surge in…

  • Commentary posted December 12, 2013 by Mike Gonzalez Obama’s Love for Snubbing Dissidents

    President Obama’s handshake with Cuba’s dictator, Raúl Castro, was a slap in the face to those Cubans who are thrown into prison, beaten up in the streets, or otherwise oppressed because they dare to express their opposition to Communism. It was, however, classic Obama, in keeping with his pretensions to be a follower of the school of realpolitik and with his keen reading…

  • Commentary posted November 6, 2013 by Mike Gonzalez ObamaCare Goes Hollywood for Hispanics

    With a disastrous ObamaCare website rollout and millions of Americans being kicked off their health-insurance plans, it's clear things aren't going well for the president's signature legislation. This week saw fresh evidence of how worried ObamaCare supporters are: news of an effort to use Hollywood story lines to send a message to Hispanics that they should sign up. It's…

  • Commentary posted May 23, 2013 by Mike Gonzalez Cleansing Our Language Muddles Our Thoughts

    The decline of a language must ultimately have political and economic causes,” George Orwell wrote in “Politics and the English Language,” a prescient 1946 essay that anticipated the political correctness that would befall the English language half a century later. Sure enough, The Associated Press has banned “Islamic terrorist” and, more recently, “illegal immigrant”…

  • Commentary posted May 1, 2013 by Mike Gonzalez Wrong Message on Assimilation

    In the aftermath of the Boston bombings, many are asking how someone who came to America at the age of 9, attended some of our best schools, captained the wrestling team, went to the prom and became a citizen could have inflicted such a devastating attack on our society. The emerging evidence suggests that part of the answer is that no one in the past decade taught…

  • Commentary posted April 11, 2013 by Mike Gonzalez We Need a 'Dennis Rodman Rule' for Celebrities Who Travel to Rogue Nations

    The quiet dignity of Rosa Maria Paya was unmistakable Tuesday as she asked the international community to pressure Cuba’s government into allowing a plebiscite on democracy and for an investigation into the murder of her father, dissident leader Oswaldo Paya. Her poise also offered a sharp contrast to the spectacle unfolding in her country with a visit there by celebrity…

  • Play Movie The GOP and the Hispanic Vote - Mike Gonzalez on Huckabee Video Recorded on December 1, 2012 The GOP and the Hispanic Vote - Mike Gonzalez on Huckabee

    Vice President of Communication Mike Gonzalez discusses how the GOP can better reach Hispanic voters on Fox News' 'Huckabee'.…

  • Commentary posted October 28, 2012 by Mike Gonzalez Should Federal Funding Remain for Public Broadcasting? No

    They used to say that the country had a Daddy Party and a Mommy Party. This no longer applies, and is, in fact, patronizing ... to mommies. Anyone taking a stand on continuing government support for Big Bird is not maternal, but infantile. If mothers know one thing, it's when to push the reluctant fledgling off the nest. And no, I don't charge infantilism because I…

  • Commentary posted October 11, 2012 by Mike Gonzalez PBS Epitomizes Liberal Elite

    There's a reason liberals have taken up Big Bird as the face of public broadcasting and not, say, Bill Moyers. Mr. Bird is feathery and cuddly, while Moyers likes to compare American flag lapel pins to Mao's Little Red Book. This is how the left undermines our institutions from within: make the effort appear homey and apple pie-ish. Show Big Bird, not Big Bill. …