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Matthew Walther

National Correspondent

Matthew Walther is a national correspondent at The Week. His work has also appeared in First Things, The Spectator of London, The Catholic Herald, National Review, and other publications. He is currently writing a biography of the Rev. Montague Summers. He is also a Robert Novak Journalism Fellow.

Sympathy for Ashli Babbitt
A memorial.
Opinion

Sympathy for Ashli Babbitt

The decline and fall of Donald Trump
President Trump.
Opinion

The decline and fall of Donald Trump

The limits of LARPing
A Trump supporter.
Opinion

The limits of LARPing

The Democrats' crucial victory in Georgia
Raphael Warnock.
Opinion

The Democrats' crucial victory in Georgia

McConnell stares down the barrel of Trump's gun
Mitch McConnell.
Opinion

McConnell stares down the barrel of Trump's gun

The return of press complacency
Joe Biden.
Opinion

The return of press complacency

On losing a hat
A hat.
Feature

On losing a hat

Trump is right about the Republican death wish
Mitch McConnell.
Opinion

Trump is right about the Republican death wish

The best novels I read in 2020
Books.
Opinion

The best novels I read in 2020

The greatness of A Charlie Brown Christmas
Charlie Brown.
Opinion

The greatness of A Charlie Brown Christmas

Trump shows up too late to his presidency
President Trump.
Opinion

Trump shows up too late to his presidency

The stimulus deal is the worst of both worlds
The Capitol Building.
Opinion

The stimulus deal is the worst of both worlds

Why we need Beethoven
Beethoven.
Opinion

Why we need Beethoven

The unrivaled John le Carré
John Le Carre.
Feature

The unrivaled John le Carré

The worst argument against breaking up Facebook
Facebook.
Feature

The worst argument against breaking up Facebook

Time to retire Person of the Year
Time magazine.
Opinion

Time to retire Person of the Year

Why Trump supporters won't accept election results
Joe Biden.
Opinion

Why Trump supporters won't accept election results

Give Americans another check
Bernie Sanders and Josh Hawley.
Opinion

Give Americans another check

The reasonable case for a Trump self-pardon
President Trump.
Opinion

The reasonable case for a Trump self-pardon

Pope Francis' news of the millennium
Pope Francis.
Opinion

Pope Francis' news of the millennium

The Donald goes down to Georgia
President Trump.
Opinion

The Donald goes down to Georgia

Trump's tweets are American literature
A book.
Opinion

Trump's tweets are American literature

The invisible crisis in Ethiopia
Tigray people.
Opinion

The invisible crisis in Ethiopia

How camp explains Trump
President Trump.
Opinion

How camp explains Trump

The joy of watching the Detroit Lions lose on Thanksgiving
A Lions receiver.
Opinion

The joy of watching the Detroit Lions lose on Thanksgiving

Biden is giving the left nothing for their investment
Joe Biden and cabinet choices.
Opinion

Biden is giving the left nothing for their investment

The Earth is not a math problem
Earth.
Opinion

The Earth is not a math problem

Trump and the audacity of hope
President Trump.
Opinion

Trump and the audacity of hope

Trump is right about Afghanistan
Boots and guns.
Opinion

Trump is right about Afghanistan

America needs a real debt jubilee
Joe Biden.
Opinion

America needs a real debt jubilee

Barack Obama, failed conservative
Barack Obama.
Opinion

Barack Obama, failed conservative

Democrats' COVID totemism
A lock.
Opinion

Democrats' COVID totemism

Trump's losing war with Fox News
President Trump.
Opinion

Trump's losing war with Fox News

4 major political consequences of Trump's coronavirus diagnosis
The White House.
Analysis

4 major political consequences of Trump's coronavirus diagnosis

Looking under the hood of the 2020 election results
Voters.
Opinion

Looking under the hood of the 2020 election results

Why Bush v. Gore is irrelevant in 2020
President Trump.
Feature

Why Bush v. Gore is irrelevant in 2020