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Nicholas M. Gallagher
Staff Writer, The American Interest.
Immigration and History
The Gray Lady Rediscovers 1924

One cheer—but no more, as many of the lessons are missed.

Europe's War on the Internet
Those Who Can’t, Regulate

Germany adopts, EU considers, new restrictions on internet speech. But is ideology or protectionism to blame?

The President vs. the Mayors
The Sanctuary City Fights Aren’t Going Away

A court ruling in California marks the latest setback for President Trump’s immigration policies.

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.

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Fault Lines

The situation in Cyprus has lately tracked closely with Turkey’s attitude to the West. As relations deteriorate, watch things get uglier.

right-wing PC

As a minority, and a minority that historically has often been unpopular, Jews have a structural interest in the protection of minority rights.

Petrostates in Peril

Economic growth is predictably sluggish for petrostates.

American Balkanization

Pew data point to one of the core ironies of liberal politics today.

Rage Against the Machine

The Palestinians want international sympathy. But rioting over metal detectors after a terrorist attack seems more likely to draw international contempt.


A Schlumberger surge is a good sign for the health of the U.S. shale industry.

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