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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.


Meet the new Birthers, the political class Election 2016 Meet the new Birthers, the political class Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:19am, December 6
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Trump’s Taiwan call reminds us who America’s true adversary really is Foreign policy Trump’s Taiwan call reminds us who America’s true adversary really is Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:59am, December 5
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The stunningly rapid rise of Trumpism around the world Foreign policy The stunningly rapid rise of Trumpism around the world Matt Purple, Rare Staff 9:39am, December 1
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Why I’m glad Donald Trump is taking his time picking a secretary of state Foreign policy Why I’m glad Donald Trump is taking his time picking a secretary of state Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:34am, November 30
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Remember when Hillary Clinton tried to ban flag burning—twice? Election 2016 Remember when Hillary Clinton tried to ban flag burning—twice? Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:17am, November 29
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By all means, let’s speak ill of the dead this week Foreign policy By all means, let’s speak ill of the dead this week Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:20am, November 28
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The alt-right exists; so does the alt-left — We need to reject both Getting it Right The alt-right exists; so does the alt-left — We need to reject both Matt Purple, Rare Staff 12:13pm, November 25
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How is Trump governing so far? Just like conservatives feared Hillary Clinton would Election 2016 How is Trump governing so far? Just like conservatives feared Hillary Clinton would Matt Purple, Rare Staff 12:55pm, November 23
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A Trump administration could very well kill the Iran deal Foreign policy A Trump administration could very well kill the Iran deal Matt Purple, Rare Staff 3:21pm, November 21
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Media wails after Trump ditches them to have a private dinner The media Media wails after Trump ditches them to have a private dinner Matt Purple, Rare Staff 5:22pm, November 17
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After Hillary, the left finds itself at a lonely crossroads Election 2016 After Hillary, the left finds itself at a lonely crossroads Matt Purple, Rare Staff 1:15pm, November 17
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Why it’s so crucial that John Bolton not become the next secretary of state Foreign policy Why it’s so crucial that John Bolton not become the next secretary of state Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:36am, November 16
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We should probably be thankful Evan McMullin didn’t win Utah Election 2016 We should probably be thankful Evan McMullin didn’t win Utah Matt Purple, Rare Staff 3:07pm, November 14
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With Trump elected, President Obama is suddenly bombing more jihadists in Syria Foreign policy With Trump elected, President Obama is suddenly bombing more jihadists in Syria Matt Purple, Rare Staff 1:24pm, November 14
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Trump’s defenders decry protests over his election, but what did they expect? Election 2016 Trump’s defenders decry protests over his election, but what did they expect? Matt Purple, Rare Staff 2:24pm, November 11
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As the Trans-Pacific Partnership dies, Washington feels the effects of Trumpism Election 2016 As the Trans-Pacific Partnership dies, Washington feels the effects of Trumpism Matt Purple, Rare Staff 12:02pm, November 11
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Donald Trump a herald of the American apocalypse? I have my doubts Election 2016 Donald Trump a herald of the American apocalypse? I have my doubts Matt Purple, Rare Staff 1:08pm, November 10
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Checkmated by Trump, the American left enters a crisis of its own making Election 2016 Checkmated by Trump, the American left enters a crisis of its own making Matt Purple, Rare Staff 3:38pm, November 9
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Prove the #NeverTrumpers wrong, Mr. President-Elect Election 2016 Prove the #NeverTrumpers wrong, Mr. President-Elect Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:07am, November 9
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Can Donald Trump breach Hillary Clinton’s electoral fortress wall? Election 2016 Can Donald Trump breach Hillary Clinton’s electoral fortress wall? Matt Purple, Rare Staff 3:18pm, November 8
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The importance of understanding Trump voters, Clinton voters and everyone in between Election 2016 The importance of understanding Trump voters, Clinton voters and everyone in between Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:05am, November 8
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The Clintons are corrupt enough without conservatives needing to embellish Election 2016 The Clintons are corrupt enough without conservatives needing to embellish Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:47am, November 7
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Rare election points of view | Why I’m writing in a presidential candidate Election 2016 Rare election points of view | Why I’m writing in a presidential candidate Matt Purple, Rare Staff 7:00am, November 5
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Why I hate CNN The media Why I hate CNN Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:24am, November 4
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Hillary Clinton’s email scandal mushrooms as FBI sources use the I-word Election 2016 Hillary Clinton’s email scandal mushrooms as FBI sources use the I-word Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:26am, November 3
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Donald Trump could very well win this election Election 2016 Donald Trump could very well win this election Matt Purple, Rare Staff 8:59am, November 3
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So both of our major-party presidential candidates are under FBI investigation Election 2016 So both of our major-party presidential candidates are under FBI investigation Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:00am, November 2
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The key miscalculation that could cost Democrats the election Election 2016 The key miscalculation that could cost Democrats the election Matt Purple, Rare Staff 5:19pm, November 1
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Forget Bill’s hagiographic DNC speech, this week has shown us the real Clintons Democrats Forget Bill’s hagiographic DNC speech, this week has shown us the real Clintons Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:38am, November 1
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Hillary Clinton lied and endangered national security, but let’s all get mad at James Comey Election 2016 Hillary Clinton lied and endangered national security, but let’s all get mad at James Comey Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:14am, October 29
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