The paralysis in Washington is on full display once again, as efforts to pass what seems like a fairly reasonable response to the humanitarian crisis on the border are in jeopardy of being stymied by a coalition of the right and the left.
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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>.
He's no fan of William Shatner, but Star Trek star and LGBT activist George Takei has fond memories of the late, legendary actor (and proud Republican) John Wayne.
As someone constantly trying to spur creativity, I'm fascinated by the stories and techniques of smart and creative people. Whether it's an actor, politician, comedian, architect -- you name it! -- I want to know their secrets of success and wisdom they have accrued.
The Fox affiliate in Detroit deserves some kudos for this hard-hitting investigative report on the direct mail fundraising racket. Since this is a topic I know a bit about, I figured I would rant a bit on its ups and downs.
The Big Hurt needs to check his privilege.
The big story this week is the convergence of horrific news, including the downing of Malaysia flight MH17 (apparently by Russian separatists in Ukraine), the rising death toll in Gaza, and the removal of Christians by ISIS in Mosul.
The contest between conservative and libertarian ideas is one of the most interesting and significant intellectual debates of our time, and will likely provide the backdrop for the 2016 Republican primary race -- if not the General Election.
In a comment The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza is calling "the single best argument against Hillary Clinton," Sen. Marco Rubio Tuesday called the former secretary of state "a 20th century candidate" who "does not offer an agenda for moving America forward in the 21st century, at least not up till now."
Moral clarity requires clarity -- and failing to properly define our hostile relationship with the Putin regime hasn't helped anything. In fact, things have only gotten worse. Forget the talk about Russia being our "geopolitical foe," it's time to admit the Russian bear is back on the march.
When I heard that several top AIDS researchers were aboard the Malaysian Airlines plane shot down, it struck me as especially tragic. Whether or not this was the most compassionate response, I'm guessing I wasn't alone in thinking this: It's impossible to quantify what cures they might have discovered had fate (and Russian-backed separatists) not intervened, prematurely ending their lives and work.
Last week, I penned a rather tongue-in-cheek essay on How to become a cable news pundit. This included some sincere advice for those who aspire to punditry, but it also suggested the urge might be best left unconsummated.
If you want to know if loyalty pays, all you have to do is look at the stark contrast between the way LeBron James and Tony Gwynn were treated this week.
He was tempting fate for a long time, and now, after having been trapped at the border, journalist and immigration reform activist Jose Antonio Vargas has reportedly been detained at the McAllen-Miller airport.
You've probably heard that Glenn Beck is going to McAllen, Texas --- and bringing a few truckloads of food, water, teddy bears and soccer balls for the for the thousands of underage refugees who were detained at the border.
A woman who appeared to be wearing a Burger King shirt became enraged Wednesday at a picture of a fetus displayed by a Pro-Life group called Created Equal.
At some point, fights cease to be about the grand things we pretend they are about, and take on a life of their own. Did the Hatfields and McCoys even remember what started the feud? Probably not. Whatever started it was overwhelmed by tribalism, standing on "principle," and the avenging of personal wrongs.
When I heard that Cleveland had landed the 2016 RNC convention, my thoughts immediately went back to Tony Kornheiser's response upon learning that Jacksonville would host the Super Bowl: "What Tuscaloosa was booked?"
We live in a world of moral relativism. Kids are taught to pursue "your truth." Everyone gets a participation trophy. Meanwhile, our trust in institutions -- marriage, the church, Congress, etc. -- have been crumbling since at least Watergate.
The Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision is probably best understood as one battle in the coming war between the sexual revolution and religious liberty.
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion," former Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan liked to say, "but not to his own facts."