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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 UK Spectator, the Washington Times, the Daily Caller, and Townhall.com. He hails from Connecticut and lives in Northern Virginia. Follow him on Twitter @MattPurple.


Being a conservative means a lot more than just hating the media Conservatism today Being a conservative means a lot more than just hating the media Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:35am, February 20
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Donald Trump’s critics are putting too many eggs in the Russia basket Trump Donald Trump’s critics are putting too many eggs in the Russia basket Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:19am, February 17
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Trump channels Fidel Castro on a balcony in the nuttiest presidential press conference ever Trump Trump channels Fidel Castro on a balcony in the nuttiest presidential press conference ever Matt Purple, Rare Staff 3:56pm, February 16
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Shame on John McCain for not supporting Donald Trump’s budget director nominee Government run amok Shame on John McCain for not supporting Donald Trump’s budget director nominee Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:25am, February 16
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Donald Trump has had a terrible week. He would still beat Elizabeth Warren in 2020 Democrats Donald Trump has had a terrible week. He would still beat Elizabeth Warren in 2020 Matt Purple, Rare Staff 2:00pm, February 15
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It’s the deep state versus the Trump state, with dire implications for our self-government Rare Politics It’s the deep state versus the Trump state, with dire implications for our self-government Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:19am, February 15
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Michael Flynn, a tragic figure, resigns, deepening the Trump administration’s disarray Foreign policy Michael Flynn, a tragic figure, resigns, deepening the Trump administration’s disarray Matt Purple, Rare Staff 9:58am, February 14
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Federal bureaucrats moan as Donald Trump begins to roll back regulations Regulation nation Federal bureaucrats moan as Donald Trump begins to roll back regulations Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:47am, February 13
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How the failed dogma of global elites gave us Donald Trump and Brexit Rare Politics How the failed dogma of global elites gave us Donald Trump and Brexit Matt Purple, Rare Staff 12:52pm, February 9
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Elizabeth Warren is a demagogue but the Senate shouldn’t have shut her up Democrats Elizabeth Warren is a demagogue but the Senate shouldn’t have shut her up Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:45am, February 8
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Why we should listen when Donald Trump says America isn’t so innocent Getting it Right Why we should listen when Donald Trump says America isn’t so innocent Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:46am, February 7
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This year’s Super Bowl was nothing like the election—and that’s why it was so great Election 2016 This year’s Super Bowl was nothing like the election—and that’s why it was so great Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:38am, February 6
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Donald Trump’s disastrous night of diplomacy Foreign policy Donald Trump’s disastrous night of diplomacy Matt Purple, Rare Staff 1:14pm, February 2
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You didn’t care when Obama did it Government run amok You didn’t care when Obama did it Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:45am, February 2
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Neil Gorsuch, foe of the bureaucracy, is a worthy heir to the Scalia seat Getting it Right Neil Gorsuch, foe of the bureaucracy, is a worthy heir to the Scalia seat Matt Purple, Rare Staff 9:56am, February 1
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Here’s the one thing Donald Trump could do to really make our immigration system safer Immigration Here’s the one thing Donald Trump could do to really make our immigration system safer Matt Purple, Rare Staff 12:39pm, January 31
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Donald Trump’s refugee ban was poorly considered, unnecessary and wrong Immigration Donald Trump’s refugee ban was poorly considered, unnecessary and wrong Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:03am, January 30
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No, Donald Trump, torture doesn’t work, and we’re not going down that road again Rare Politics No, Donald Trump, torture doesn’t work, and we’re not going down that road again Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:14am, January 27
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Donald Trump is right to push back against China but he needs to be more careful Foreign policy Donald Trump is right to push back against China but he needs to be more careful Matt Purple, Rare Staff 9:36am, January 26
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You won’t believe the number of Californians who want to secede from the United States Rare Politics You won’t believe the number of Californians who want to secede from the United States Matt Purple, Rare Staff 9:16am, January 25
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No, Tom Cotton, the Iran deal isn’t dead—and we’re better off because of it Foreign policy No, Tom Cotton, the Iran deal isn’t dead—and we’re better off because of it Matt Purple, Rare Staff 12:56pm, January 24
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Trump spent the weekend behaving like a fool—he also implemented some pretty great policies Rare Politics Trump spent the weekend behaving like a fool—he also implemented some pretty great policies Matt Purple, Rare Staff 1:32pm, January 23
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Get the hell out of the streets and stop lighting stuff on fire What's wrong with people Get the hell out of the streets and stop lighting stuff on fire Matt Purple, Rare Staff 4:17pm, January 20
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We are fortunate to live in a country with peaceful transfers of power Getting it Right We are fortunate to live in a country with peaceful transfers of power Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:24am, January 20
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Barack Obama’s progressive agenda has failed — his legacy will be decided by his successor Obama Barack Obama’s progressive agenda has failed — his legacy will be decided by his successor Matt Purple, Rare Staff 9:48am, January 19
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Stop pretending you know exactly what Donald Trump is going to do Rare Politics Stop pretending you know exactly what Donald Trump is going to do Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:33am, January 18
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Donald Trump is right to criticize NATO, but he shouldn’t try to dismantle it Foreign policy Donald Trump is right to criticize NATO, but he shouldn’t try to dismantle it Matt Purple, Rare Staff 2:02pm, January 16
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Trump’s pick to head the CIA wants to collect your personal metadata—all of it The right to privacy Trump’s pick to head the CIA wants to collect your personal metadata—all of it Matt Purple, Rare Staff 1:26pm, January 12
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Donald Trump is exposing the obsolescence of the White House press corps The media Donald Trump is exposing the obsolescence of the White House press corps Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:49am, January 12
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The latest allegations against Trump are absurd, but don’t blame BuzzFeed Rare Liberty The latest allegations against Trump are absurd, but don’t blame BuzzFeed Matt Purple, Rare Staff 3:00pm, January 11
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