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Nicholas M. Gallagher
Staff Writer, The American Interest.
The Unamerican visa
(H-1)Back to the Drawing Board

President Trump signs measure directing H-1B visa reform. But major problems still remain.

What We're Listening To
The Glory of God and the Refreshing of the Mind

Listening to Bach’s St. John Passion on Good Friday afternoon.

From Buenos Aires
Global Immigration, Then and Now

A visit to “Argentina’s Ellis Island” is a reminder that two major waves of immigration—in the early 20th century and now—were global movements.

Trump's Cabinet
Is AG Sessions a Good Thing for Immigration Reform?

The Senate’s foremost immigration hawk is now Attorney General. Could that be a good thing for pro-immigrant advocates?

America's Game
Pope Francis’ Super Bowl Message and Our Elite-Populist Wars

Anyone who has spent two minutes in policy circles has met the kind of person who flaunts their ignorance of and disdain for football, or “sportball” in general, as badge of honor. These people are educated fools.

Trump's Executive Order
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The Refugee Ban and the Holocaust

The foreign policy failures of the Obama years are father to Trump’s callous treatment of refugees.

Pres. Trump's Wall
Nemesis Comes for the Immigration Reformers

President Trump’s executive order reveals a generational failure in governance.

Wet Foot Dry Foot
President Obama’s Cynical Cuban Refugee Ploy

The President’s change in policy toward Cuban refugees seems to have more basis in domestic politics than international relations.

Sir Humphrey Revolts
No, Prime Minister

Charge of the Light Brigade? UK’s chief Brexit negotiator quit abruptly this week

Blue Model Border Patrol
New Year, Same Broken Immigration System

But is the ground starting to shift?

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machine politics

Even though Hillary Clinton lost two elections, the Clinton machine is still very much in place.

After the MOAB

Secretary Mattis arrives in Kabul on a surprise visit after the deadliest attack on the Afghan military since the start of the war.

Asia's Game of Thrones

It won’t transform the balance of power overnight, but it may spook the neighbors.

EU's Future

Will a win for the “radical center” signal anything more than a slow decline of the status quo toward failure?

Blue Boondoggles

If federalism means anything at all, it means that states and cities should, unless some grave emergency exists, be responsible for their own transit and transportation infrastructure.

Power Shift

For the first time in more than 130 years, the UK is going a day without burning coal for power.

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