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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>.
Over at RealClearPolitics, Bill Scher is out with a column arguing that "Republican candidates in the year's most competitive Senate races have begun their fall sprint to Election Day, not by embracing Tea Party-fueled conservatism but by defensively tacking leftward."
As we mourn the loss of Joan Rivers, I must confess to having admired her bravery and toughness and work ethic more than her one-liners. She took chances. Like a good journalist, her comedy "afflicted the comfortable and comforted the afflicted." But she also worked like hell. That's what endeared her most to me. And, I suspect, I'm not alone.
We've had enough over-the-top rhetoric to last a lifetime, but the opposite is hardly to be preferred. Jargon and "diplomatic" euphemisms are a form of political correctness that can erode moral clarity.
National Review's latest editorial notes that "Republicans continue to lack any strategy for winning the November elections beyond avoiding mistakes and hoping that President Obama's unpopularity, especially in key states, delivers control of the Senate to them."
Word on the street (okay, on the internet) is that Marco Rubio has changed his tune on immigration reform.
University of Minnesota transportation analyst David Levinson was recently asked this question: "If you had a billion dollars and were really setting out to help low-income residents, how would you have spent the money?"
Almost immediately after issuing a statement on the beheading of journalist James Foley, President Obama hit the links.
Ronald Reagan once said, "I do not believe in a fate that will befall us no matter what we do; I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing."
Though it didn't receive much attention, not too long ago, Facebook updated its photo policy regarding breastfeeding mothers.
Words to live by: "[W]hatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable -- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy -- think about such things."
Over at HotAir, Noah Rothman asks: "Is the press in Ferguson behaving irresponsibly?"
The other week -- without mentioning any names -- I wrote a general critique of the direct mail fundraising business.
As I strode down the aisle of an airplane last week, as is my custom, I surveyed the first class passengers.
It's summer, and I'm taking a few days off from the blog.
A few months ago, I wrote a jeremiad against "bro country" music. But I never delved into why it seems to have conquered country radio. And I neglected to note how this phenomenon seems to have coincided with a sort of political homogeneity.
My latest column examining "why Americans are freaking out about the Ebola outbreak" elicited some pushback from the Washington Post's Daniel Drezner.
The case of a missionary doctor brought back to America for treatment of Ebola has revealed an interesting schism on the right.
Finally, someone said it.