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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.

In Turkey, tens of thousands arrested as chants of “Allahu Akbar” rise from the streets Foreign policy In Turkey, tens of thousands arrested as chants of “Allahu Akbar” rise from the streets Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:39am, July 25
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Donald Trump’s dystopian speech caps off a convention of nightmares and insecurities Election 2016 Donald Trump’s dystopian speech caps off a convention of nightmares and insecurities Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:28am, July 22
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Two cheers for Mike Pence Election 2016 Two cheers for Mike Pence Matt Purple, Rare Staff 4:03pm, July 21
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After last night, Trump supporters line up with the establishment to crucify Ted Cruz Republicans After last night, Trump supporters line up with the establishment to crucify Ted Cruz Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:56am, July 21
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France has the PATRIOT Act on steroids—so why didn’t it stop the attack in Nice? The right to privacy France has the PATRIOT Act on steroids—so why didn’t it stop the attack in Nice? Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:01am, July 21
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Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination, promptly gets outshone by his son Election 2016 Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination, promptly gets outshone by his son Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:40am, July 20
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At the Republican convention, Paul Ryan pulls the rug out from under Donald Trump Election 2016 At the Republican convention, Paul Ryan pulls the rug out from under Donald Trump Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:34pm, July 19
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Hillary Clinton botched a war in Libya—so why didn’t Republicans mention it more last night? Election 2016 Hillary Clinton botched a war in Libya—so why didn’t Republicans mention it more last night? Matt Purple, Rare Staff 2:47pm, July 19
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Was Melania Trump’s plagiarism an act of sabotage? Stranger things have happened Election 2016 Was Melania Trump’s plagiarism an act of sabotage? Stranger things have happened Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:29am, July 19
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After its failed coup, Turkey hurtles deeper into Islamic extremism Foreign policy After its failed coup, Turkey hurtles deeper into Islamic extremism Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:49am, July 18
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Mike Pence as Trump’s veep will lock down conservatives—but what about everyone else? Election 2016 Mike Pence as Trump’s veep will lock down conservatives—but what about everyone else? Matt Purple, Rare Staff 4:07pm, July 14
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Last year, this country’s economy grew by 26 percent—the reason is low taxes Taxation nation Last year, this country’s economy grew by 26 percent—the reason is low taxes Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:35am, July 14
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Government is an analog institution in a digital world Government run amok Government is an analog institution in a digital world Matt Purple, Rare Staff 8:50am, July 14
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New intelligence report says Iran tried to obtain nuclear technology last year Foreign policy New intelligence report says Iran tried to obtain nuclear technology last year Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:04am, July 13
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After a serious week, it’s tough listening to unserious presidential candidates Election 2016 After a serious week, it’s tough listening to unserious presidential candidates Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:19am, July 12
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Welcome to Palmyra, Syria’s crossroads, where Assad and the Russians are the good guys Foreign policy Welcome to Palmyra, Syria’s crossroads, where Assad and the Russians are the good guys Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:28am, July 11
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Black lives matter. Blue lives matter. This year sucks Rare Liberty Black lives matter. Blue lives matter. This year sucks Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:47am, July 8
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Congress orders a $400 million warship—just one problem: the Navy doesn’t want it Government run amok Congress orders a $400 million warship—just one problem: the Navy doesn’t want it Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:51am, July 7
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Voters are looking for a respectable alternative this year—fortunately, they have one Election 2016 Voters are looking for a respectable alternative this year—fortunately, they have one Matt Purple, Rare Staff 9:04am, July 7
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Nation’s chief law enforcement officer recommends scofflaw to take his job Democrats Nation’s chief law enforcement officer recommends scofflaw to take his job Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:48am, July 6
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The FBI’s refusal to prosecute Hillary Clinton is a travesty of justice Democrats The FBI’s refusal to prosecute Hillary Clinton is a travesty of justice Matt Purple, Rare Staff 4:06pm, July 5
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After Independence Day, remembering that liberty isn’t permanent Getting it Right After Independence Day, remembering that liberty isn’t permanent Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:35am, July 5
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Iraqi forces retake Fallujah, bomb the hell out of fleeing ISIS trucks Foreign policy Iraqi forces retake Fallujah, bomb the hell out of fleeing ISIS trucks Matt Purple, Rare Staff 9:55am, July 1
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After Brexit and Trump, the political left has more to fear than the right Democrats After Brexit and Trump, the political left has more to fear than the right Matt Purple, Rare Staff 9:21am, June 30
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After Brexit, the media explodes with lies and authoritarianism Foreign policy After Brexit, the media explodes with lies and authoritarianism Matt Purple, Rare Staff 8:00am, June 30
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After Brexit, Obama should start work on a free-trade deal with Britain Foreign policy After Brexit, Obama should start work on a free-trade deal with Britain Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:00am, June 29
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With Trey Gowdy’s report out, it’s time to investigate the real Benghazi scandal Democrats With Trey Gowdy’s report out, it’s time to investigate the real Benghazi scandal Matt Purple, Rare Staff 3:58pm, June 28
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With Brexit, the British strike a resounding blow for liberty Foreign policy With Brexit, the British strike a resounding blow for liberty Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:47am, June 24
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Britain is better than the European Union and I hope they vote to leave today Foreign policy Britain is better than the European Union and I hope they vote to leave today Matt Purple, Rare Staff 9:13am, June 23
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The Trump campaign is failing because it’s selling a defective product Rare Politics The Trump campaign is failing because it’s selling a defective product Matt Purple, Rare Staff 8:00am, June 23
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