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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.


The Senate health bill contains the biggest bailout of the insurers since, well, Obamacare Obamacare The Senate health bill contains the biggest bailout of the insurers since, well, Obamacare , Rare Staff 2:16pm, June 23
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Mitch McConnell’s health care rush job Obamacare Mitch McConnell’s health care rush job , Rare Staff 2:22pm, June 22
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Jon Ossoff was Democrats’ Scott Brown—except that he lost Democrats Jon Ossoff was Democrats’ Scott Brown—except that he lost , Rare Staff 10:49am, June 21
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Another day, another escalation between the United States and Russia Foreign policy Another day, another escalation between the United States and Russia , Rare Staff 6:07pm, June 20
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Donald Trump backs us another mile into war in Syria Foreign policy Donald Trump backs us another mile into war in Syria , Rare Staff 2:43pm, June 19
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The feds spent the past 17 years preparing for the Y2K bug because government is absurd Government run amok The feds spent the past 17 years preparing for the Y2K bug because government is absurd , Rare Staff 9:28am, June 16
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Conservatives should pause before accusing liberals of a “climate of hate” Getting it Right Conservatives should pause before accusing liberals of a “climate of hate” , Rare Staff 9:21am, June 15
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David Frum, anti-gun alchemist Guns David Frum, anti-gun alchemist , Rare Staff 3:23pm, June 14
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How Donald Trump’s Mozzarella Stick Doctrine is inching us toward another war Foreign policy How Donald Trump’s Mozzarella Stick Doctrine is inching us toward another war , Rare Staff 1:10pm, June 13
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In James Comey, Washington found its Aaron Sorkin moment—it won’t last Rare Politics In James Comey, Washington found its Aaron Sorkin moment—it won’t last , Rare Staff 3:37pm, June 12
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It was Jeremy Corbyn versus the consultants and the side with a soul won Rare Politics It was Jeremy Corbyn versus the consultants and the side with a soul won , Rare Staff 1:14pm, June 9
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Donald Trump killed my buzz Trump Donald Trump killed my buzz , Rare Staff 2:27pm, June 8
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How Donald Trump accidentally greenlighted a Saudi-led foreign crisis Foreign policy How Donald Trump accidentally greenlighted a Saudi-led foreign crisis , Rare Staff 10:23am, June 7
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Why so many on the anti-Trump right are just as bad as the president they criticize Conservatism today Why so many on the anti-Trump right are just as bad as the president they criticize , Rare Staff 2:27pm, June 6
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Why those who warn against “overlearning the lessons of Iraq” are wrong Foreign policy Why those who warn against “overlearning the lessons of Iraq” are wrong , Rare Staff 12:11pm, June 5
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Donald Trump rejecting the Paris Agreement poses a political danger—to the left The green fraud Donald Trump rejecting the Paris Agreement poses a political danger—to the left , Rare Staff 10:33am, June 2
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Be thankful you live in a country where Kathy Griffin is free to be a reprehensible moron Liberty rising Be thankful you live in a country where Kathy Griffin is free to be a reprehensible moron , Rare Staff 9:43am, June 1
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Hillary Clinton’s war in Libya continues to wreck our national security Foreign policy Hillary Clinton’s war in Libya continues to wreck our national security , Rare Staff 10:33am, May 31
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The lesson of Greg Gianforte: Bashing journalists, even literally, isn’t much of a liability The media The lesson of Greg Gianforte: Bashing journalists, even literally, isn’t much of a liability , Rare Staff 10:43am, May 26
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Stop the Saudi arms deal Foreign policy Stop the Saudi arms deal , Rare Staff 10:40am, May 25
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The mystery of Sean Hannity’s Seth Rich obsession The media The mystery of Sean Hannity’s Seth Rich obsession , Rare Staff 9:35am, May 24
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Righteous anger and numb futility follow the attack on Manchester National security Righteous anger and numb futility follow the attack on Manchester , Rare Staff 10:19am, May 23
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While Donald Trump boogied with Saudi princes, Iran was voting for openness and peace Foreign policy While Donald Trump boogied with Saudi princes, Iran was voting for openness and peace , Rare Staff 10:40am, May 22
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The unwittingly historical presidency of Donald Trump Trump The unwittingly historical presidency of Donald Trump , Rare Staff 10:38am, May 18
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Don’t debase yourself by defending this Republicans Don’t debase yourself by defending this , Rare Staff 12:29pm, May 17
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Be cautious with the hysteria over Trump leaking intelligence to the Russians National security Be cautious with the hysteria over Trump leaking intelligence to the Russians , Rare Staff 4:20pm, May 16
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Donald Trump turns staff into scapegoats as his White House chaos deepens Trump Donald Trump turns staff into scapegoats as his White House chaos deepens , Rare Staff 3:09pm, May 15
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Republicans should think carefully before they defend Comey’s firing Republicans Republicans should think carefully before they defend Comey’s firing , Rare Staff 12:01pm, May 12
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An inept overreach, not an authoritarian coup Trump An inept overreach, not an authoritarian coup , Rare Staff 11:08am, May 10
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The federal government doesn’t need to be relocated, it needs to be cut Government run amok The federal government doesn’t need to be relocated, it needs to be cut , Rare Staff 11:54am, May 9
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