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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>.

Blame ‘Progressive Reformers’ And Politicians For Ruining Baltimore

A Baltimore firefighter attacks a fire at a convenience store and residence during clashes after the funeral of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, in the early morning hours of April 28, 2015. (REUTERS/Eric Thayer)

My essay the other day (about my dad's experience during the 1968 riots) leads us to the sad conclusion that not much has changed in the last 50 years. Over at Slate, Jamelle Bouie's latest thought-provoking piece argues that Baltimore's lingering problems are actually 100 years in the making. Some of the conclusions his piece led me to were probably unintended. Still, a good column, like a song or book, can sometimes spark unique ideas and interpretations.

The Last Time The National Guard Was Deployed To Baltimore: A Personal Story

2:31 PM 04/28/2015

Forty-seven Aprils ago, Baltimore was in flames following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and my dad's National Guard unit was ordered in to curb the unrest. By sheer coincidence, he ran into my uncle (his brother-in-law) who was in town for the Orioles' April 10 opener. I thought about that last night when it was unclear until fairly late whether or not the O's would cancel their game against the White Sox.

Scott Walker Backed EB-5 Visas for Rich Chinese Immigrants

2:29 PM 04/22/2015

As governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker was a supporter of a company that helps wealthy Chinese citizens immigrate to the the United States. This revelation stands in contrast to his recent statement that legal immigration policy should be based on "protecting American workers and American wages."

Is Hillary Becoming A Joke?

10:18 AM 04/19/2015

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."