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Matt Purple

Matt Purple is the Deputy Editor for Rare Politics. Prior to Rare, he was the assistant managing editor of the American Spectator. His work has appeared in National Review, the National Interest, the Washington Times, the Daily Caller and Townhall.com. He lives in Washington, D.C., and spends a lot of time wishing he lived somewhere else. Follow him on Twitter @MattPurple.


Republican electoral woes can be summed up in one word: Virginia Election 2016 Republican electoral woes can be summed up in one word: Virginia Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:47am, September 29
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Can Republicans hang on to the Senate? Things are looking up Republicans Can Republicans hang on to the Senate? Things are looking up Matt Purple, Rare Staff 8:19am, September 29
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The real risk of Clinton/Trump is that we’ll be stuck with another FDR Election 2016 The real risk of Clinton/Trump is that we’ll be stuck with another FDR Matt Purple, Rare Staff 12:25pm, September 28
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Don’t blame Lester Holt for Donald Trump’s shoddy debate performance Election 2016 Don’t blame Lester Holt for Donald Trump’s shoddy debate performance Matt Purple, Rare Staff 1:11pm, September 27
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After starting strong at the debate, Trump rambled his way into defeat Election 2016 After starting strong at the debate, Trump rambled his way into defeat Matt Purple, Rare Staff 12:03am, September 27
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A recently passed bill could let victims of terrorist attacks take Saudi Arabia to court Foreign policy A recently passed bill could let victims of terrorist attacks take Saudi Arabia to court Matt Purple, Rare Staff 1:36pm, September 26
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Liberals: Why aren’t our hectoring accusations of racism winning over Trump supporters? Election 2016 Liberals: Why aren’t our hectoring accusations of racism winning over Trump supporters? Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:38am, September 23
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Twilight of the Northeastern Republican reformer Republicans Twilight of the Northeastern Republican reformer Matt Purple, Rare Staff 12:36pm, September 22
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Rand Paul is right: The United States must stop arming Saudi Arabia Foreign policy Rand Paul is right: The United States must stop arming Saudi Arabia Matt Purple, Rare Staff 9:07am, September 22
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In Syria, there is very little trust in the Obama administration Foreign policy In Syria, there is very little trust in the Obama administration Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:14am, September 21
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The Clintons just made this election all about liberal snobbery Election 2016 The Clintons just made this election all about liberal snobbery Matt Purple, Rare Staff 9:53am, September 15
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What both Donald Trump and the hawks get wrong about Russia Foreign policy What both Donald Trump and the hawks get wrong about Russia Matt Purple, Rare Staff 1:04pm, September 14
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If Hillary Clinton is searching for a basket of deplorables, she should check a mirror Democrats If Hillary Clinton is searching for a basket of deplorables, she should check a mirror Matt Purple, Rare Staff 12:47pm, September 13
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After 16 months of horrible politics, I’m using NFL season as therapy Rare Politics After 16 months of horrible politics, I’m using NFL season as therapy Matt Purple, Rare Staff 12:38pm, September 13
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Supporting the war in Iraq is worse than blanking on Aleppo Foreign policy Supporting the war in Iraq is worse than blanking on Aleppo Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:12am, September 9
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We need more public intellectuals and fewer cable news shout-fests The media We need more public intellectuals and fewer cable news shout-fests Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:52am, September 8
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A Hillary Clinton presidency would be defined by corruption Democrats A Hillary Clinton presidency would be defined by corruption Matt Purple, Rare Staff 8:12am, September 8
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Why does Tomi Lahren keep screaming at me? Conservatism today Why does Tomi Lahren keep screaming at me? Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:22am, September 7
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Our Nobel laureate president had a really rough international summit last week Foreign policy Our Nobel laureate president had a really rough international summit last week Matt Purple, Rare Staff 1:24pm, September 6
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The Obama administration is getting drawn into another quagmire in Libya Foreign policy The Obama administration is getting drawn into another quagmire in Libya Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:09am, September 2
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Donald Trump might be crazy, but right now he’s got Mexico over a barrel Immigration Donald Trump might be crazy, but right now he’s got Mexico over a barrel Matt Purple, Rare Staff 12:25pm, September 1
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America needs a little nationalism—but make it the right kind of nationalism Conservatism today America needs a little nationalism—but make it the right kind of nationalism Matt Purple, Rare Staff 9:42am, September 1
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A lament for Maine’s Paul LePage, America’s most outrageous governor Rare Politics A lament for Maine’s Paul LePage, America’s most outrageous governor Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:02am, August 31
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Anthony Weiner is a disgrace to American sex scandals Democrats Anthony Weiner is a disgrace to American sex scandals Matt Purple, Rare Staff 2:20pm, August 30
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America really, really doesn’t want to vote for Hillary Clinton Election 2016 America really, really doesn’t want to vote for Hillary Clinton Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:46am, August 29
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Hillary Clinton and the alt-right can have each other Election 2016 Hillary Clinton and the alt-right can have each other Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:42am, August 26
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Obama administration: Yeah, fracking is actually good for the environment The green fraud Obama administration: Yeah, fracking is actually good for the environment Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:46am, August 25
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America is still number one—so why do we think we’re headed in the wrong direction? Rare Politics America is still number one—so why do we think we’re headed in the wrong direction? Matt Purple, Rare Staff 8:58am, August 25
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The big defense contractors are lining up behind Hillary Clinton Broken bureaucracy The big defense contractors are lining up behind Hillary Clinton Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:31am, August 24
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Say, has anyone noticed that Britain hasn’t sunk into the ocean? Getting it Right Say, has anyone noticed that Britain hasn’t sunk into the ocean? Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:48am, August 23
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