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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 @mattklewis.

After Iowa: Is Trump-mentum Over?

8:24 AM 02/02/2016

MANCHESTER, N.H.---What a difference a day makes. After enduring months of media and polls that predicted a new Trump-ian paradigm, voters---finally given the chance to weigh in---seem to have rejected the hype. That's not to say it's all over. Iowa is just one state. But it is to say that today the world feels a little more normal today. Those of us who always thought we understood Republican politics find ourselves more comfortable with the notion that organization/"ground game" still matters, and that the GOP is still a conservative (not nationalistic) party.

What To Expect In Iowa

9:05 AM 02/01/2016

DES-MOINES---It's all over but the shouting. And caucusing. Nobody knows what's going to happen, of course. Nobody thought Rick Santorum would win Iowa last time. Nobody thought Hillary Clinton would win New Hampshire in 2008. We see through a glass darkly, yet we must pretend to see clearly.

Memo To Candidates: You Will Be Made To Scare

8:32 AM 01/15/2016

A while back, conservative commentator Erick Erickson coined a great line (it's actually the title of his forthcoming book) that illustrates why conservatives can't duck the culture wars. He says: "You will be made to care." In the case of Republican candidates hoping to win the nomination this year, I've come up with a slightly revised version of his maxim: "You will be made to scare."

Will ‘Birthers’ Be Consistent When It Comes To Ted Cruz?

12:57 PM 01/07/2016

No matter what questions Donald Trump may be raising today, the general consensus seems to be that, yes, Ted Cruz is a natural born citizen. The reason given for this is that Cruz's mom is an American citizen who was born in Delaware. I'm fine with this definition, but it does make me wonder about all the "birther" controversy that was stoked by Donald Trump, and others (including the Democrats who started it).

Pete Wilson’s War

9:20 AM 01/06/2016

We probably all agree that a growing Hispanics population poses a significant challenge for conservatives. The question, though, is whether this is a problem of our choosing. Do Republicans want to limit Hispanic immigration because Hispanics are natural liberals? Or are Hispanics natural liberals because Republicans want to limit immigration? In essence, the question is this: What came first, the chicken or the egg?