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Matt K. Lewis
Matt K. Lewis
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Will Ted Cruz’s Speech Help Or Hurt Him?

Ted Cruz (CSPAN)

Sen. Ted Cruz's non-endorsement Wednesday night pits competing values and maxims against one another. Is he a principled statesman who refused to kneel before Zod, or a selfish and smug pol who is not a team player? Maybe both!

A Confession…

9:21 AM 07/08/2016

In the era of Facebook Live and smart phones, it's hard to come to any conclusion other than the fact that police brutality toward African-Americans is a pervasive problem that has been going on for generations. Seriously, absent video proof, how many innocent African-Americans have been beaten or killed over the last hundred years by the police---with little or no media coverage or scrutiny?

Newt For Veep: The Case For Gingrich As Trump’s Running Mate

7:36 AM 07/01/2016

Let's begin with the fact that Donald Trump probably won't make the pick that strategists would suggest might help soften his edges, which is to say that he seems highly unlikely to pick someone like New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez as his running mate. He signaled as much recently, when he publicly criticized her.

Note To Franklin Graham: Donald Trump Isn’t King David

10:09 AM 06/23/2016

Evangelical leaders met this week to politically baptize Donald Trump as the Republican nominee. Because of his many transgressions, doing so has required employing sophistry---plausible, but misleading, arguments---to justify their support.

You Always Fire The Manager

12:31 PM 06/20/2016

In baseball, if things aren't going well with your team and you need to send a message, what do you do? You always fire the manager. Now, it might not be his fault. It might be other people's fault. In fact, it might be that you---the team owner---are to blame. But you can't fire yourself. So you ditch the manager.

John McCain Misspoke

6:53 AM 06/17/2016

Yesterday, Sen. John McCain ignited a bit of a firestorm when he said that President Obama was "directly responsible" for the mass shooting in Orlando. It was a stupid thing to say, but give him credit for not doubling down on it for too long; within hours, McCain walked the comments back, explaining that he "misspoke."