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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 Republicans Should Care Most About Obama’s Safety

Writing in The New York Times, Peter Baker notes Republican criticism of the Secret Service's security lapses, suggesting that "it would not be all that surprising if Mr. Obama were a little wary of all the professed sympathy." Yesterday, my friend Jimmy Williams, a liberal commentator, likewise tweeted that "All the gop outrage over the President's safety is a bit disingenuous."

New York Yankees' Derek Jeter (C) and team mates wave to fans after the final regular season MLB American League baseball game played against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium in New York, September 21, 2008.     REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES) - RTX8SLW

The Good Side Of Sports

10:30 AM 09/30/2014

"It sounds terrible," says Tim Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, "but if you have a family around a table, somebody eventually is gonna see every other person around that table die."

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks during the second day of the 5th annual Faith & Freedom Coalition's

Rand Paul To Stress ‘Fusionism’ At Values Voter Summit

6:54 AM 09/26/2014

When social conservatives gather to hear conservative movement leaders, activists, and Republican hopefuls this weekend at the Omni Shoreham hotel, there will be an elephant in the room: libertarianism.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz speaks after the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa August 9, 2014. (REUTERS/Brian Frank)

Ted Cruz Clarifies; Apologizes To Columnists Who Criticized Middle East Christian Speech [UPDATED]

10:54 AM 09/24/2014

(Ted Cruz has responded below.)

A U.S. Secret Service Uniformed Division officer and his dog stand watch at the north fence of the White House, along Pennsylvania Avenue, Sept. 22, 2014. (REUTERS/Larry Downing)

Was The Secret Service ‘Gun-Shy’ Regarding The White House Fence Jumper?

8:55 AM 09/24/2014

"I still don't know how it happened," says former President Bill Clinton regarding the intruder who hopped the White House fence, and made it all the way inside the doors of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

The Case For Elites

10:10 AM 09/23/2014

He moves on far too quickly from it, but this paragraph from David Brooks' recent column about our current leadership crisis deserves some attention:

William Bello, 16, listens to speakers at a vigil in support of undocumented immigrant families in Murrieta, Calif., July 9, 2014. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Blame The 1960s For Our Immigration Crisis?

9:03 AM 09/19/2014

It all started in the 1960s -- everything always starts in the 1960s! In his new book, A Race For The Future, Heritage Foundation Senior Fellow Mike Gonzalez argues that government intervention in that fateful decade laid the foundation for our modern immigration crisis.

Virginia Republican gubernatorial nominee Ken Cuccinelli talks with supporters at a polling place at Smith Station Elementary School in Spotsylvania, Virginia, November 5, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Ken Cuccinelli Vs. The Grifters

2:01 PM 09/18/2014

In a move that could shake up the conservative-outside-group-world, former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is suing a conservative political action committee called Conservative StrikeForce PAC for allegedly raising millions of dollars for his campaign, and spending only a small fraction of that on his race. According to a report on the lawsuit:

Sep 16, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles players celebrate after clinching the AL East title after a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Orioles defeated the Jays 8-2. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports - RTR46ID5

Remembering Dad: A Bittersweet Playoff Berth In Baltimore

1:23 PM 09/17/2014

When I awoke to discover the Baltimore Orioles were the American League Eastern Division champions, I did what all modern Americans do to mark such special occasions: I went to Facebook. There, a high school friend who now lives in North Carolina had summed it up perfectly: "I just wish Dad could have been here to watch. Go ORIOLES!!!!"

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal waves as he arrives to address the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md., March 6, 2014. (REUTERS/Mike Theiler)

Bobby Jindal’s Burden: Will Voters Want Another ‘Skinny Kid With A Funny Name’?

10:00 AM 09/17/2014

Bobby Jindal is delivering a lecture, and I'm nodding off. We're at the Heritage Foundation where he is set to release his new energy plan, and the Louisiana governor keeps throwing around acronyms: "LNG" (for liquefied natural gas), "OCS" (for outer continental shelf) and "RFS" (for Renewable Fuel Standard.) WTF?

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) arrives with his wife Kelley Paul at the Time 100 gala celebrating the magazine's naming of the 100 most influential people in the world for the past year in New York April 29, 2014. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

Rand Paul Has ‘Exactly The Same Policy’ (And You’re Probably Insane)

9:57 AM 09/15/2014

Gaslighting - verb (used with object), gaslighted or gaslit, gaslighting.
4. to cause (a person) to doubt his or her sanity through the use of psychological manipulation:

Actors perform in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ at Playa Delfines (Dolphin Beach) on Good Friday in Cancun, April 18, 2014. (REUTERS/Victor Ruiz Garcia)

David Limbaugh Puts Jesus On Trial

9:49 AM 09/12/2014

A story Justice Antonin Scalia likes to tell: When one of his high school classmates was critical of the William Shakespeare, their Jesuit teacher, Father Matthews, sternly advised: "Mister, when you read Shakespeare, Shakespeare's not on trial. You are."

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) (L) arrives with Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) to begin a news conference about immigration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington September 9, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst    (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION) - RTR45KK9

American Christians Are Booing Ted Cruz, Too

4:54 PM 09/11/2014

Ted Cruz's commitment to the state of Israel is sincere and beyond reproach. So too, it seems, is his commitment to grandiosity and self-promotion.

Fred Hochberg, chairman and president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, testifies before a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on

Who’s Afraid Of The Export-Import Bank Debate?

1:48 PM 09/11/2014

I have resisted the urge to write about the Export-Import bank based on the predictable soporific effect it could have on our readers.

Running back Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens addresses a news conference with his wife Janay at the Ravens training center on May 23, 2014 in Owings Mills, Maryland. Rice spoke publicly for the first time since facing felony assault charges stemming from a February incident involving Janay at an Atlantic City casino.

Janay Forgives Him, So Should We?

8:50 AM 09/10/2014

As you probably heard, Janay Rice --- Ray Rice's wife and victim --- took to Instagram yesterday to stand by her man. "No one knows the pain that the media & unwanted [opinions] from the public has caused my family," she wrote.

SWAT officers detain activists during a protest against President Barack Obama's immigration enforcement policies outside the White House in Washington July 31, 2014. (REUTERS/Yuri Gripas)

The Next Republican President Should Do Immigration Reform

11:43 AM 09/09/2014

Only Nixon can go to China, and -- according to Ruben Navarrette -- only a Republican can do immigration reform.

President Barack Obama listens to leaders of Baltic States for a joint news conference at the Kadriorg Art Museum in Tallinn, Sept. 3, 2014. (REUTERS/Larry Downing)

Obama Is An ‘Albatross’ For Democrats

9:15 AM 09/09/2014

It's always nice when events and experts confirm your suspicions.

Halperin and Heilemann’s New Bloomberg TV Show Looks Ambitious

2:14 PM 09/08/2014

Via Dylan Byers, here is one of the trailers from Mark Halperin and John Heilemann's forthcoming Bloomberg show, "With All Due Respect."

Republican Colorado Rep. Cory Gardner reacts after picking number one in the office lottery for all new House members of Congress in Washington, Nov. 19, 2010. (REUTERS/Larry Downing)

Are Republicans Leaning Left — Or Just Getting Smart?

10:10 AM 09/08/2014

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."