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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>.

Good News: America is Still Awesome

A man wears a bow tie styled on the American flag at the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Md., Feb. 26, 2015. (REUTERS/Joshua Roberts)

It is an occupational hazard that we tend to obsess about problems and disasters. What is more, at this moment in time, "the paranoid style in American politics" seems most acutely observed on the Right (this is no doubt due to the fact that Democrats hold the presidency; during the Bush years, the loudest conspiracy theories seemed to come from the Left).

Scott Walker Has A Micromanagement Problem

1:50 PM 03/25/2015

Ronald Reagan has sometimes been referred to "The Great Delegator." He had some big priorities he wanted to stay on top of (such as defeating the Soviets), but generally, he surrounded himself with capable and competent people who were empowered to implement his goals and visions. Everyone working for him, after all, knew what he believed.

Don’t Hide From Scary Ideas

9:35 AM 03/23/2015

A New York Times op-ed titled "In College and Hiding From Scary Ideas" has sparked a lot of discussion. Most of the chatter is about political correctness run amok; college is supposed to be a time of learning and challenging one's own ideas, yet too many campuses become a "safe space" where opposing viewpoints and free speech are deemed disruptive and even hostile.

The Liz Mair Affair

9:26 AM 03/18/2015

By now, you've heard about Scott Walker's decision to fire social media consultant Liz Mair for controversial tweets and statements (technically, she resigned). With the exception of the Breitbart empire, most national conservatives I know are defending her today.

A disclosure

5:42 AM 03/16/2015

My wife has accepted a role consulting for RickPAC -- the leadership PAC affiliated with former Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Additionally, as I have previously disclosed, she formerly consulted for Ted Cruz's 2012 senate campaign.

Rubio: ‘I Come From Extraordinary Privilege’

7:45 AM 03/01/2015

PALM BEACH, Fl. -- Sen. Marco Rubio delivered the final speech of The Club for Growth Winter Conference Saturday night, and did not shy away from touching on topics ranging from the economy to national security to the importance of morals and family values.

At Club For Growth, Cruz Concedes ‘Defund’ Mistakes And Walker Dodges Social Issues [VIDEO]

2:48 PM 02/28/2015

PALM BEACH, Fl. -- Sen. Ted Cruz addressed the Club for Growth Friday night, and predictably, he impressed many of the attendees gathered at The Breakers. But while much of what he said was recycled, he did say a couple of things that were worth noting. Asked if he had made any mistakes regarding the defund Obamacare strategy, he conceded he made a mistake by not spending enough time "explaining the specific strategy to elite opinion leaders."