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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.

Marco Rubio’s Bad Debate Could Impact New Hampshire

1:13 PM 02/08/2016

NASHUA -- Marco Rubio picked a bad night to have a bad debate. Coming out of Iowa (where he finished a strong third), he had all the momentum. New Hampshire was his opportunity to "own" the establishment lane, and turn this race into a de facto three-man contest (with Cruz and Trump dividing up the outsider vote). The only thing standing in his way was an ABC debate on Saturday night. And here, I think, Rubio might have missed this golden opportunity.

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).