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      Matt K. Lewis

      Matt K. Lewis is a senior contributor to The Daily Caller, and a contributing editor for The Week. He is a respected commentator on politics and cultural issues, and has been cited by major publications such as The Washington Post and The New York Times. Matt is from Myersville, MD and currently resides in Alexandria, VA. Follow Matt K. Lewis on Twitter <a>@mattklewis</a>.

The Coming Political Disruption

An illustration picture shows the logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone next to the picture of an official German taxi sign in Frankfurt, September 15, 2014. A Frankfurt high court will hold a hearing on a recent lawsuit brought against Uberpop by Taxi Deutschland on Tuesday.  San Francisco-based Uber, which allows users to summon taxi-like services on their smartphones, offers two main services, Uber, its classic low-cost, limousine pick-up service, and Uberpop, a newer ride-sharing service, which connects private drivers to passengers - an established practice in Germany that nonetheless operates in a legal grey area of rules governing commercial transportation. The company has faced regulatory scrutiny and court injunctions from its early days, even as it has expanded rapidly into roughly 150 cities around the world.   REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT CRIME LAW TRANSPORT) - RTR468Z2

Noting that the U.S. "is entering an era of great political disruption, a bottom-up revolution on the scale of what upended the music, television, movie, media, and retail industries," National Journal's Ron Fournier has a few questions: "How soon until we stop settling for an inferior product in Washington and at statehouses? When do we demand more and better from the Democratic and Republican parties -- or create new political organizations that usurp the old?"

The Death Of Adulthood Isn’t All Bad

12:03 PM 10/17/2014

Halloween is just around the corner, which means we can expect to see think pieces lamenting (or defending) the proliferation of "naughty" costumes popping up. (This is the yearly warm-up for the annual "war on Christmas" columns.)

Keith Olbermann: I’d Team With George W. Bush To Call Baseball Games

9:07 AM 10/14/2014

Keith Olbermann has been back in the news -- most recently with revelations he apologized to Bill Clinton for coverage of the Lewinsky scandal. He's also back on ESPN, where the commentator aroused controversy over a biting rant meant to put Derek Jeter's status as a Yankee in proper perspective. Love him or hate him, there's something about Olbermann that keeps earning him second chances. And the good news is, at 55, he appears to be maturing. At least, that's the sense one gets when reading his recent interview with Sports Illustrated.

Why Successful Movements Eventually Overreach

2:04 PM 10/13/2014

Over at Politico Magazine, my friend and Bloggingheads.TV sparring partner Bill Scher has stirred up some discussion and debate with a piece titled "How Republicans Lost the Culture War." While that's a clickable headline, he mostly focuses on politics and flawed tactics (though, in fairness, he mentions Will & Grace). But politics is downstream from culture, the culture has been moving leftward for years, and that's what matters most if you want to understand this phenomenon (for the backstory on how conservatives lost the culture war, read this).

Alison, I Know This World Is Killing You

9:50 AM 10/10/2014

There's a classic Simpsons episode called "Homer's Enemy" where we're introduced to a new Springfield Nuclear Power Plant co-worker named Frank Grimes. He resents Homer -- not only because Homer insists on calling him "Grimey" -- but also because he can't believe someone so inept and lazy as Homer could lead such a charmed life.

The Man Who Cried ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

8:25 AM 10/06/2014

Want proof David Axelrod is an evil genius? On Morning Joe earlier today, I asked the former top Obama strategist whether or not the president's insouciance -- the fact that his administration downplays every crisis -- might contribute to the fact that the public no longer trusts him on serious issues like Ebola.

Why Republicans Should Care Most About Obama’s Safety

12:04 PM 10/01/2014

Writing in The New York Times, Peter Baker notes Republican criticism of the Secret Service's security lapses, suggesting that "it would not be all that surprising if Mr. Obama were a little wary of all the professed sympathy." Yesterday, my friend Jimmy Williams, a liberal commentator, likewise tweeted that "All the gop outrage over the President's safety is a bit disingenuous."

The Good Side Of Sports

10:30 AM 09/30/2014

"It sounds terrible," says Tim Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, "but if you have a family around a table, somebody eventually is gonna see every other person around that table die."