Free Beacon Matthew Walther

Matthew Walther is associate editor of the Washington Free Beacon. He was previously assistant editor of the American Spectator. His work has also appeared in the Spectator of London, First Things, the Weekly Standard, National Review, the Daily Beast, and other publications. He lives with his wife, Lydia, and their two daughters in Alexandria, Virginia. His Twitter handle is @matthewwalther.

Cecile Richards in the spin room

Cecile Richards Won't Say Whether Ritual Sacrifice Is a Religious Freedom Issue

Feature: And other kernels from the spin room at the third debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

October 20, 2016
Chris Wallace

How Chris Wallace Won the Final Presidential Debate

Feature: What I saw at the Las Vegas debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

October 19, 2016
Lena Dunham in Virginia

The Time Matthew Walther Had a Bad Trip After Lena Dunham Told Him She Liked His T-Shirt

Feature: Girls, hallucinations, the Blessed Virgin, a lot of alcohol, Peter Gabriel, and an Uber driver named Mohammed

October 19, 2016
Spin Room

Confessions of a Spin Room Amateur

Feature: How I learned to stop worrying and let the Trump campaign lie to me

October 11, 2016
St. Louis debate

Matthew Walther’s St. Louis Debate Diary

Feature: A stranger in the strange land of Washington University in St. Louis

October 9, 2016

Matthew Walther’s Aleppo Moment

Feature: What I Saw at the ‘Let Gary Debate!’ Rally

September 30, 2016

Trump vs. Clinton, Round One

Feature: What I saw at the first presidential debate

September 26, 2016
Francis Fukuyama

My Excruciatingly Painful Movie Date With Francis Fukuyama

Feature: Life Among the Thought Leaders

September 20, 2016

Painted Toenails and Jazz

Review: ‘The Long Weekend: Life in the English Country House, 1918-1939’

September 16, 2016