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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.

Pete Wilson’s War

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?

Cruz Would Rather Fight With Rubio Than Trump

12:52 PM 12/15/2015

LAS VEGAS -- For a long time, there was a hope that Marco Rubio would eventually emerge as the Republican nominee. He still appears to be the best possible General Election candidate to face Hillary Clinton, and his eloquence and optimism would help rebrand conservatism into a philosophy that could win the 21st century.

Donald Trump’s Willing Accomplices In The Conservative Media

7:37 AM 12/11/2015

One of the interesting things about Donald Trump supporters is that they don't actually agree with much of what he says. They just trust him to be tough and to be a winner. In fact, they actually seem to take solace in assuming he won't do much of what he says he will do, but at least he will do something.

Are Trump’s ‘3rd Party’ Threats Just Bluster?

8:13 AM 12/09/2015

On the heels of his plan calling for a "complete shutdown" of Muslims entering the U.S., we are now on day two of Trump dominating the news cycle. The talk today has moved to worries that he might launch an independent bid.

What Conservatives Can Learn From DLC Modernizers

10:42 AM 12/04/2015

It wasn't that long ago when the Democrats were the party in the wilderness. Between 1969 and 1993, a Democrat occupied the White House for just four years. That all changed with Bill Clinton. And a relatively unsung Democratic reformer named Simon Rosenberg played a key role in modernizing efforts that helped elect Clinton --- and Barack Obama.

Why Rubio Can Win: His Ruthless Team Plays Petty Politics

9:57 AM 12/03/2015

The problem with 99 percent of the high-minded, optimistic Republican candidates is that they're wimps. Or, at least, they're not willing to do what it takes to win in the game of politics. They're above that sort of thing, which is a form of elitism. They don't want to lower themselves to actually doing what it takes to win in the modern era---which (unfortunately) is to attack your opponents and constantly engage in petty tu quoque arguments.

We Didn’t Start The Fire: So Who Created Trump?

1:27 PM 12/01/2015

One of the good things about Twitter is that it serves as a sort of canary in a coal mine. You'll see narratives bubbling up long before they make their way into columns or TV hits. Recently, I've noticed a concerning liberal meme that goes like this: Donald Trump is the culmination of conservatism's last forty years.