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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>.

Is Hillary Becoming A Joke?

Hillary Clinton is road tripping to Iowa in what she calls her

In his classic political primer, Rules for Radicals, famed Leftist organizer Saul Alinsky declared, “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”

Time To Worry About Marco Rubio And Military Adventurism?

10:53 AM 04/17/2015

We've arrived at the point in the campaign where it's time begin worrying about Sen. Marco Rubio's hawkish tendencies (this is a good sign for him, inasmuch as it signals people are at least starting to imagine him as commander-in-chief).

Marco Rubio Owes Hillary Clinton A ‘Thank You’ Note

8:23 AM 04/14/2015

When word leaked that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was planning to announce her candidacy on Sunday --- one day prior to Sen. Marco's scheduled announcement --- the conventional wisdom seemed to be that she might overshadow him. Instead, she turned out to be the perfect foil, casting him as the clear contrast to Clinton.

Interview With A 2016 Pundit

1:52 PM 04/09/2015

You've heard the quadrennial cliché: "This is the most important election in history!" Whether or not that's true, the 2016 contest is poised to be one of the most interesting. So I thought it might be helpful to conduct an interview with someone who could shed some light on what to expect. And -- in the spirit of Ross Douthat -- I figured: Who better to interview than yours truly? Yes, I'm interviewing myself.

Rand Is Wrong About Term Limits

10:24 AM 04/08/2015

During his presidential announcement on Tuesday, Sen. Rand Paul took a stand for term limits. "We limit the president two terms" he said. "It is about time we limit the terms of Congress."

Good News: America is Still Awesome

11:13 AM 03/26/2015

It is an occupational hazard that we tend to obsess about problems and disasters. What is more, at this moment in time, "the paranoid style in American politics" seems most acutely observed on the Right (this is no doubt due to the fact that Democrats hold the presidency; during the Bush years, the loudest conspiracy theories seemed to come from the Left).

Scott Walker Has A Micromanagement Problem

1:50 PM 03/25/2015

Ronald Reagan has sometimes been referred to "The Great Delegator." He had some big priorities he wanted to stay on top of (such as defeating the Soviets), but generally, he surrounded himself with capable and competent people who were empowered to implement his goals and visions. Everyone working for him, after all, knew what he believed.

Don’t Hide From Scary Ideas

9:35 AM 03/23/2015

A New York Times op-ed titled "In College and Hiding From Scary Ideas" has sparked a lot of discussion. Most of the chatter is about political correctness run amok; college is supposed to be a time of learning and challenging one's own ideas, yet too many campuses become a "safe space" where opposing viewpoints and free speech are deemed disruptive and even hostile.