Maggie Gallagher


Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at the American Principles Project.

When I saw the stories the Paul Ehrlich had attended a recent Vatican science conference, I was astonished. No, not because he has advocated for mandatory population control, including coercive contraception. But because of all the people in the world who predict Catholic values will result in the destruction of “The Earth” as we know […]


Last Thursday, American Enterprise Institute scholar Charles Murray attempted to give a talk at Middlebury College. A disorderly crowd shouted him down for 40 minutes, whereupon he and his interlocutor Prof. Allison Stanger moved to a back room and did a livestreamed event. As they left the building, a mob of masked students and non-students […]


In a victory for common sense, the Supreme Court vacated the Fourth Circuit ruling upholding Obama’s transgender mandates on public schools. It did so because Obama’s guidance letter holding that Title IX’s sex discrimination ban requires schools to give transgender teens equal access to the bathroom, shower, sports team and away-game hotel room of their […]


David Frum just published a dark horror story about the ways in which Donald Trump will corrupt democracy — what he calls a pathway to autocracy Trump could follow. Reading it, I was struck by how much of what he worries Trump will do that we conservatives have already lived through: Opponents of the regime […]


The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is boasting that 53 major corporations signed onto its amicus brief in G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board, alleging that permitting schools to base locker room and bathroom policies on biological gender will be bad for their business and violates their core corporate values. The lopsidedly tech-heavy list includes: Airbnb, […]


A new Rasmussen poll suggests that Frank Cannon is right: Donald Trump is winning his war with the media and the Democrats. The attempt to “de-normalize” the Trump administration is failing. Just 29 percent of likely U.S. voters think it’s better for the country if the Democrats oppose President Trump in every way possible. Sixty-three percent […]


At last night’s Academy Awards, Martin Scorsese’s Silence was passed over by Hollywood, which refused even to nominate his astonishing film about Jesuit missionaries in Japan for an Oscar, other than one lone nomination for cinematography. Perhaps more surprisingly, Scorsese’s Silence was also overlooked — nay, even scorned and denounced — by much of the Catholic […]


The breaking news is that the Trump administration has told a federal appeals court it is withdrawing its argument that Title IX requires every public school in America to let biological males who want to identify as girls that day to enter locker rooms, showers, and bathrooms; play on girls’ sports teams; and share girls’ […]


Donald Trump’s personal approval ratings are all over the place, ranging from plus two points (Rasmussen) to down 12 points (Pew, Gallup) in Februrary polls. Maybe the polling chaos is due to different polling models, or maybe it’s because people aren’t telling pollsters the truth, but it could also be because personal approval varies a […]


Sam Brownback, governor of Kansas, has a message for Republicans about the social issues: they can help you win elections. On banning late-term abortions and defunding Planned Parenthood, for example, he told me, “These life issues are winners in the political body. The country is pro-life.” Gov. Brownback should know. He and the GOP-controlled Kansas […]


Washington’s state Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that Barronelle Stutzman may not refuse to arrange floral decorations for gay weddings: ‘As Stutzman acknowledged at deposition, providing flowers for a wedding between Muslims would not necessarily constitute an endorsement of Islam, nor would providing flowers for an atheist couple endorse atheism,’ the opinion said. Despite Mrs. […]


Merriam-Webster’s dictionary just added two new terms: “safe space” and “microaggression.” College conservatives, meanwhile, are just thinking about how to survive a campus culture that has turned deeply, virulently, and aggressively left-wing in just the past two years. Oh, to be concerned only about microaggressions! Take one recent incident: “I have been punched. I have […]


Donald Trump in Transgenderland

by Maggie Gallagher

This week in Transgenderland: Laverne Cox “makes history!” twice this week first by shouting out “Google Gavin Grimm!” from the Grammy Awards podium and then for being the first transgender actor to star in a regular network series. “Doubt,” a new legal drama that also features a separate transgender character, debuts tonight on CBS. The Grammy Awards also […]


The Transition So Far: Splendid!

by Maggie Gallagher

Beginning with the joint appointment of Reince Priebus as chief of staff and Steve Bannon as chief “strategist,” the Trump administration has been signaling two things: 1) He’s not going to abandon the outsiders who voted him into office, no matter how much stuff the media makes up about them, and 2) it’s going to […]


A disturbing story from Great Britain: a Christian foster couple who by all accounts had lovingly cared for foster children was asked by social workers to help prepare the children for living with a same-sex couple. They expressed concerns about this because the children were looking forward to having a new mummy. And then they […]


Congratulations, President-elect Trump. Congratulations to the historic, never-before-seen governing majority he assembled. It’s time to hope I was wrong and work for President Trump’s success — for America’s success. Here are my first six takeaways from last night’s historic victory: 1.) The RNC’s “Autopsy” from 2012 got it exactly wrong in arguing the key to […]


North Carolina offers a great glimpse into trends in the battleground states this election. A WRAL poll by SurveyUSA taken after the FBI scandal broke shows Donald Trump has suddenly jumped to a six-point lead. Almost a third of North Carolina voters chose “trustworthiness” as their most important quality in picking a president, and they […]


The new Elon University poll may have bad news for Hillary Clinton: With just a week to go, she and Donald Trump are in a virtual dead heat, 42 percent to 41 percent, with 9 percent of North Carolina voters still undecided. But when pressed, the undecideds favor Trump 27 percent to 18 percent. Meanwhile despite […]


The Left will claim this new ad demonizes transgender people as sexual predators — but what the video actually says is that no one can legally stop any man claiming to be a woman from using women’s restrooms, (and though it doesn’t say this) nor can they do so in the case of group shower facilities […]


Grilled by Chuck Todd about John Podesta’s anti-Catholic slurs, Tim Kaine naturally refused to respond directly but instead had a message: Judge Hillary Clinton by the company she keeps. “Hillary Clinton’s feeling about faith and about Catholicism in particular is most demonstrated by the fact that she asked me to be a running mate,” Kaine […]