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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>.

Why Won’t Hollywood Make More Films Like ‘American Sniper’?

Actress Sienna Miller (R) and actor Bradley Cooper arrive for the premiere of the film

My Sunday column in the London Telegraph will be on "Why The Left Hates American Sniper." (That's my beta title, at least.) You'll have to read it for more on why liberals are off base on this one. But my thoughts on the film exceed the 750 word column limit, and there's one aspect to this whole controversy that I didn't have room to address, and that is this: Despite the fact that patriotic and/or Christian-themed movies tend to do terrific at the box office (and, in the case of Sniper, also received six Oscar nominations), Hollywood doesn't seem to make that many of them.

‘Selma’ — And How To Win Converts

10:00 AM 01/20/2015

We spend a lot of time these days playing to the base and preaching to the choir, hurling fiery banter and red meat, and then -- when we win (forgive me for the mixed metaphors) -- dancing in the End Zone.

He Hit Me With A Surprise Left

10:20 AM 01/16/2015

In the wake of the attack on Charlie Hebdo, you might have heard Pope Francis' most recent comments: "If my good friend Dr. [Alberto] Gasparri says a curse word against my mother," the pontiff said, "he can expect a punch. It's normal. You cannot provoke. You cannot insult the faith of others. You cannot make fun of the faith of others."

Yes, But They’re Our Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkeys…

8:49 AM 01/13/2015

Writing at the Washington Post, Dana Milbank mocks Republicans who are criticizing President Obama's absence from the Paris unity rally, noting that "A decade ago, Republicans in Congress were renaming French fries 'freedom fries' and French toast 'freedom toast' because of that country’s refusal to support the Iraq war."

Proof The ‘Dump Boehner’ Movement Wasn’t About Ideology

9:00 AM 01/07/2015

For years now, I've been lamenting that we tend to conflate passion with ideological purity. For too many of us, the measuring stick for determining "how conservative" you are is based on one's level of anger --- not commitment to a conservative philosophy (as demonstrated by a voting record).

How To Beat Boehner

9:47 AM 01/05/2015

You say you want a revolution? On Tuesday, conservatives will attempt what looks like yet another quixotic effort to topple Speaker John Boehner, and a question arises: Is it nobler to try and fail, or to observe the maxim: "When you strike at a king you must kill him.”

Let’s Root For A Smaller GOP Primary Field In 2016

7:13 PM 12/28/2014

You've probably heard former Gov. Jeb Bush is leading in a CNN/ORC poll, and you might be wondering what this all means. First, let's not get carried away. Bush has huge name recognition (for obvious dynastic reasons) which always inflates early surveys. What is more, at this point in the 2008 cycle, a lot of smart analysts thought Rudy Giuliani would be the nominee (earlier, then-Sen. George Allen had been the odds-on favorite). And lastly, Bush has take formal steps toward "actively running" -- which set him apart from the pack.

The Good Son: Marco Rubio And The ‘Young Fogey’ Label

11:51 AM 12/22/2014

Sen. Marco Rubio's forceful criticism of President Obama's decision to begin normalizing relations with Cuba has sparked speculation about his campaign strategy. While most have argued that Rubio benefits greatly from becoming Obama's primary foe on any issue, others have suggested that this casts him as a "young fogey" still fighting the last (cold) war.

Obama’s ‘Harriet Miers’ Moment?: The Coming Liberal Civil War

11:14 AM 12/12/2014

"Even as they publicly condemn Tea Party Republicans as hostage-taking legislative thugs, the truth is that some Democrats are quietly jealous of them," wrote Bill Scher at Politico Magazine Monday. "Think of it," he continued, "The Tea Party gang gets to intimidate party leaders, threaten legislation, block nominees, shut down the government and default on the debt if they don't get their way. They cause major trouble."