Matt K. Lewis
Matt K. Lewis
Senior Contributor
  • Send Email
  • Subscribe to RSS
  • Follow on Twitter
  • Bio

      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>.

How Jeb Bush Can Thread The Needle And Win

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush addresses the Wall Street Journal CEO Council in Washington Dec. 1, 2014. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

Since talking about it on Morning Joe earlier today, a few people have asked me to expound on my theory regarding what Jeb Bush would have to do to overcome the many challenges he would face on his way to the Republican nomination.

Rep. Michele Bachmann listens to Sen. Ted Cruz as he speaks to the press about the need

Before Ted Cruz And Mike Lee There Was Sarah Palin And Christine O’Donnell

9:25 AM 12/15/2014

Monday morning's Washington Examiner editorial is the column I would have penned about what happened concerning Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee this weekend --- had I written about it first.

Barenaked Ladies, photo: Twitter

Lagniappe: Almost Christmas Edition

3:19 PM 12/12/2014

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... some lagniappe?

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks at the Center for American Progress' 2014 Making Progress Policy Conference in Washington November 19, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron  (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR4ESJO

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."

Cast member Kiefer Sutherland poses at the party for the television series finale of

Did ’24′ Normalize Torture?

9:24 AM 12/10/2014

Jack Bauer finally meets Gary Bauer?

Director Ridley Scott (2nd L) talk with cast members Christian Bale (L) and Maria Valverde (R) next to his wife Giannina Facio as they pose for photographs at the world premiere of

If a Tsunami Parted The Red Sea For Moses, Was That Not A Miracle?

11:04 AM 12/09/2014

The headline in Entertainment Weekly says it all: "How Ridley Scott looked to science -- not miracles -- to part the Red Sea in 'Exodus: Gods and Kings.'"

About The Washington Post’s Romanticizing Profile Of Charles Johnson

9:19 AM 12/09/2014

If you want more bloggers threatening to expose the identities of an alleged rape victims, then you can thank the Washington Post for helping expedite that. Today's profile of Charles Johnson is enough to fuel Johnson's narcissism for years to come -- and to embolden the delusional dreams of dozens more aspiring conservative Hunter S. Thompsons.

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa August 9, 2014. The Family Leader, a  pro-family Iowa organization, is hosting the event in conjunction with national partners Family Research Council Action and Citizens United. REUTERS/Brian Frank (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR41TTC

Alert The Press: Bobby Jindal Is Pandering!

3:47 PM 12/08/2014

"Bobby Jindal is a bright guy and a fine governor,"writes Peter Wehner, "which is why it surprises me when he advances foolish ideas."

Billy Squire Christmas (screenshot: YouTube)

Lagniappe: ‘Only 20 More Days Until Christmas!’ Edition

2:34 PM 12/05/2014

Happy Friday! Here's a list of goodies that caught my eye during "The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year"

- 1968 FILE PHOTO  - Robert F. Kennedy sits at his desk at the Justice Department in this 1968 file photograph.  Robert Kennedy was shot in Los Angeles 30 years ago on June 5, 1968, and died the following day.  (B&W ONLY) - RTXIA1F

Author: Bobby Kennedy Was Ronald Reagan’s ‘Supreme Villain’

10:44 AM 12/05/2014

It turns out that Ronald Reagan really despised RFK.

A protester, demanding the criminal indictment of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in August, raises her hands while stopping traffic during a march through a suburb in St. Louis, Missouri Nov. 23, 2014.(REUTERS/Adrees Latif)

Ferguson Protesters To Commuters: Time For Some Traffic Problems In DC

12:30 PM 12/01/2014

Despite registering my formal outrage on Twitter, Ferguson protesters continue their idiotic campaign of intentionally snarling traffic, a counterproductive move sure to engender disgust among the very people who might otherwise be sympathetic to their concerns. In recent days, for example, they have shut down bridges in New York City and Washington, DC.

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks, along with daughters Sasha and Malia (R),before  pardoning the National Thanksgiving Turkey

Elizabeth Lauten Is The New Justine Sacco?

11:13 AM 12/01/2014

If history is any indication, it's that special time of year again when we, as a society, take some snarky PR gal down a peg.

Shoppers compete to purchase retail items on

Lagniappe: Black Friday Edition

2:31 PM 11/28/2014

Greetings all! Thanksgiving is past, so cue the Christmas music.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)(C), speaks with members of the Republican Senate leadership for the 114th Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington November 13, 2014. With McConnell from left are Senators Roy Blunt, (R-MO), Dean Hoeven (R-ND), John Barrasso (R-WY) John Thune (R-SD) and John Cornyn (R-TX).   REUTERS/Joshua Roberts (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR4E2EO

Time For Republicans To Go On Offense

9:56 AM 11/25/2014

In case you haven't been paying attention, President Obama has a penchant for "trolling" Republicans. It works like this: He sets a trap (typically, this involves provoking them by doing something egregious) and they take the bait --- typically by overreacting. And then he wins. This pattern helps explain his recent immigration order, and why Republicans might be tempted to fall for another government shutdown-type situation.

FILE -- Sen. Jim Webb speaks during a news conference at a hotel in Bangkok August 17, 2009. (REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang)

Jim Webb’s Busload of Baggage

11:02 AM 11/21/2014

After it was reported that former Sen. Jim Webb had formed a presidential exploratory committee, I tweeted a link to a Telegraph column I recently penned, pointing out the baggage Webb would have to overcome.

An anti-deportation protester in the audience shouts against President Barack Obama, stopping him temporarily from delivering remarks during event on immigration reform in San Francisco, Nov. 25, 2013. (REUTERS/Jason Reed)

Obama ‘Trolls’ The Right; Divides Nation

2:06 PM 11/19/2014

Over at Politico Magazine, Bill Scher writes with sadistic glee about how President Obama is intentionally "trolling" conservatives with his immigration order.

Yes, The Government Shutdown Hurt Republicans

10:25 AM 11/18/2014

A narrative is emerging amongst some on right. It goes like this: "Opponents of the 'Defund Obamacare' effort said it would do lasting damage, but we just won the Senate -- so stuff it!" (The reason this is once again relevant is that there Republican legislators have little recourse should President Obama unilaterally act on immigration. The "power of the purse" is one of their few tools.)

U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) (L) and Rand Paul (R-KY) (R) talk to reporters as they arrive to speak at the Tea Party Patriots 'Exempt America from Obamacare' rally on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, September 10, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst   (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH CIVIL UNREST) - RTX13G27

Fight On The Right?: Cruz And Paul Split Over Patriot Act Fix

6:00 PM 11/16/2014

The U.S. Senate is expected to vote Tuesday on whether or not to take up what would be the most significant reform to the Patriot Act since 2001, and the nascent GOP presidential horse race is already looming large in this vote. That's because likely 2016 foe Ted Cruz is an original co-sponsor of the bill, while Rand Paul is publicly opposing it.

US Democratic presidential candidate and US Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) looks at a display on the US civil war and slavery at the Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts in Thornton, Colorado May 28, 2008. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008 (USA) - RTX69FF

The Enduring Damage Of Slavery (For People And Nations)

11:00 AM 11/16/2014

In a recent column titled "The Legacy of Fear," David Brooks observes that "Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the biggest surprise is how badly most of the post-communist nations have done since."