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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>.

NYT Refuses To Publish Pushback Letter From Cruz’s Debate Partner

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks at the Freedom Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, January 24, 2015.  REUTERS/Jim Young  (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR4MROK

Rob Marks, the liberal who served as Sen. Ted Cruz's college debate partner, is alleging that a recent New York Times article "greatly mischaracterizes" Mr. Cruz's career as a Princeton debater, and "ignores the context of some of these debates."

U.S. former Secretary of State, and now a Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton, attends a Georgetown University luncheon to deliver remarks and present awards for the Advancement of Women in Peace and Security in Washington April 22, 2015.       REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Hillary Lets The Veil Slip: Religion Is A Problem To Be Disposed Of

1:59 PM 04/24/2015

Kudos to TheDC's Kerry Picket for spotting the significance of this Hillary Clinton quote: “Laws [about reproductive health care and safe childbirth] have to be backed up with resources and political will,” Clinton said. “And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed."

Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz talks on his mobile phone after he announced his candidacy for president during an event at Liberty College in Lynchburg, Va., March 23, 2015. (REUTERS/Chris Keane)

This Is Exactly Why People Hate Politicians

10:43 AM 04/24/2015

This post has been updated.

Potential Republican 2016 presidential candidate Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker speaks to local activists and elected officials in Derry, New Hampshire April 19, 2015.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTR4XXDQ

Scott Walker Backed EB-5 Visas for Rich Chinese Immigrants

2:29 PM 04/22/2015

As governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker was a supporter of a company that helps wealthy Chinese citizens immigrate to the the United States. This revelation stands in contrast to his recent statement that legal immigration policy should be based on "protecting American workers and American wages."

How Hillary Can ‘Out-Cool’ The GOP’s Young Turks

11:57 AM 04/22/2015

My latest column deals with the rather superficial concept of "cool-ness," arguing that the candidate deemed to be the most cool usually wins. This, I suggest, could pose a problem for Hillary Clinton. After all, "Grandmothers (and grandfathers!) may be a lot of wonderful things, but 'cool' isn't typically one of them, at least in the popular imagination."

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference at National Harbor, Md., outside Washington, D.C. on Feb. 26, 2015. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Scott Walker’s Populist Immigration Pander

9:49 AM 04/21/2015

Life moves pretty fast. Just after I submitted my column on soon-to-be-presidential candidate Mike Huckabee's appeal to populist conservatives, Scott Walker (who already has a blue collar thing going for him) started questioning the impact legal immigration might have on American jobs.

Former Florida Jeb Bush speaks during an interview at the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) February 27, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Jeb Bush Stresses Gubernatorial Experience … That ’41’ Lacked

1:18 PM 04/20/2015

As he seeks the GOP nomination, former Jeb Bush is stressing his experience as Florida's governor. "Who sits behind the big desk as it relates to the presidency is different than perhaps United States senator or another job," Bush said this weekend in New Hampshire.

Hillary Clinton is road tripping to Iowa in what she calls her

Is Hillary Becoming A Joke?

10:18 AM 04/19/2015

In his classic political primer, Rules for Radicals, famed Leftist organizer Saul Alinsky declared, “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”

Republican party paraphernalia vendor Kelly Steele displays a pair of campaign eyeglasses for U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) prior to Rubio's formal declaration of his bid for the 
Republican nomination in the 2016 U.S. presidential election race, at the Freedom Tower in Miami, Florida April 13, 2015. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri  - RTR4X7DT

Time To Worry About Marco Rubio And Military Adventurism?

10:53 AM 04/17/2015

We've arrived at the point in the campaign where it's time begin worrying about Sen. Marco Rubio's hawkish tendencies (this is a good sign for him, inasmuch as it signals people are at least starting to imagine him as commander-in-chief).

People walk past a gyro copter that was flown onto the grounds of the U.S. Capitol before it was towed from the west front lawn in Washington April 15, 2015. A bomb squad has determined there was nothing hazardous on the small, open-air helicopter that landed on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, the U.S. Capitol Police said in a statement, adding that the

When A Teenager Can Land His Plane In Red Square …

8:50 AM 04/16/2015

On a Spring day in 1987, a German teenager (and amateur pilot) named Mathias Rust managed to land a rented single-engine Cessna in Moscow's Red Square ... near the Kremlin!

Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio holds up his son Anthony as he stands with family members, including his wife Jeanette (R), after he announced his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 during a speech at Freedom Tower in Miami, April 13, 2015. (REUTERS/Joe Skipper)

Marco Rubio Owes Hillary Clinton A ‘Thank You’ Note

8:23 AM 04/14/2015

When word leaked that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was planning to announce her candidacy on Sunday --- one day prior to Sen. Marco's scheduled announcement --- the conventional wisdom seemed to be that she might overshadow him. Instead, she turned out to be the perfect foil, casting him as the clear contrast to Clinton.

Jeb Bush smiles while being interviewed  at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor in Maryland  February 27, 2015.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR4RHCC

Interview With A 2016 Pundit

1:52 PM 04/09/2015

You've heard the quadrennial cliché: "This is the most important election in history!" Whether or not that's true, the 2016 contest is poised to be one of the most interesting. So I thought it might be helpful to conduct an interview with someone who could shed some light on what to expect. And -- in the spirit of Ross Douthat -- I figured: Who better to interview than yours truly? Yes, I'm interviewing myself.

Savannah Guthrie Was Just Doing Her Job

1:41 PM 04/08/2015

I've watched this Rand Paul interview with Savannah Guthrie a few times, and though there are several angles one could take with this, I keep coming back to one main point: These are the exact kinds of questions journalists ought to ask.

A sign in support of the presidential candidacy of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is left behind in the seats after Paul announced his candidacy for president during an event in Louisville, Ky., April 7, 2015. (REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein)

Rand Is Wrong About Term Limits

10:24 AM 04/08/2015

During his presidential announcement on Tuesday, Sen. Rand Paul took a stand for term limits. "We limit the president two terms" he said. "It is about time we limit the terms of Congress."

Actress Juliette Lewis shields herself from photographer's flashes at the Rolling Stone Magazine's Hot party in Hollywood, California October 4, 2007. The party celebrates the unveiling of the issue containing their annual Hot List. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES) - RTR1ULQZ

Rolling Stone — And Why Americans Distrust The Media

11:47 AM 04/07/2015

Members of the mainstream media sometimes scoff at new media outlets and reporters, but a good look at the MSM's journalistic rap sheet implies there is little to boast about.

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor in Maryland Feb. 27, 2015. 
(REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

Rand Paul Begins Campaign With A Narrow Path To Victory

3:17 PM 04/06/2015

Let's begin with the usual disclaimer: Nobody knows what's going to happen. We're in "Jaws versus the monkey" territory.

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks at the Credit Union National Association Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington March 11, 2015.   REUTERS/Gary Cameron     (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR4SXXR

Why The Media Won’t Give Up On Elizabeth Warren For President

9:40 AM 04/06/2015

Why does the media continue to ask Elizabeth Warren if she will run for president?

U.S. Representative Mike Pence (R-IN) (C) talks with reporters as he departs a meeting about debt ceiling legislation with fellow Republicans at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, July 28, 2011. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst  (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) - RTR2PEKD

Pence, They Say: Why Indiana’s Governor Isn’t A ‘Wartime Consigliere’

11:01 AM 04/01/2015

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is taking a lot of heat today -- from the left and the right -- from national media and local media -- over his handling of the Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Immigrants who have been caught crossing the border illegally are housed inside the McAllen Border Patrol Station in McAllen, Texas July 15, 2014, where they are processed. (REUTERS/ Rick Loomis/Pool)

Does Illegal Immigration Cost Jobs? (A Debate)

5:05 PM 03/31/2015

My friend Ken Blackwell's recent op-ed, "Obama's Immigration Legacy: Lower Wages And Less Security For Americans," got some pushback from Cafe Hayek's Don Boudreaux, who argued the growth in wages from 1915-2015 "occurred, not despite, but largely because of population growth."