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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.


How many times does James Clapper get to say things that aren't true? Rare Liberty How many times does James Clapper get to say things that aren't true? , Rare Staff 2:16pm, September 20
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Barack Obama’s failed policies still linger as we approach the 10-year anniversary of the recession Rare Politics Barack Obama’s failed policies still linger as we approach the 10-year anniversary of the recession , Rare Staff 5:27pm, September 19
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Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-for-all bill masks the Democratic Party’s true crisis Democrats Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-for-all bill masks the Democratic Party’s true crisis , Rare Staff 10:31am, September 14
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The national debt hit $20 trillion — but does anyone care? Government run amok The national debt hit $20 trillion — but does anyone care? , Rare Staff 12:40pm, September 13
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Donald Trump’s debt ceiling sellout has put congressional conservatives in a horrible position Government run amok Donald Trump’s debt ceiling sellout has put congressional conservatives in a horrible position , Rare Staff 3:05pm, September 11
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Why Rand Paul wouldn’t have made that deal with Democrats, but Donald Trump did Rare Liberty Why Rand Paul wouldn’t have made that deal with Democrats, but Donald Trump did , Rare Staff 4:37pm, September 8
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In Donald Trump’s shadow, the Democratic Party radicalizes and fades Democrats In Donald Trump’s shadow, the Democratic Party radicalizes and fades , Rare Staff 4:54pm, September 6
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DACA is well-intentioned, necessary, and unconstitutional Immigration DACA is well-intentioned, necessary, and unconstitutional , Rare Staff 1:10pm, September 5
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Donald Trump’s plot against the Iran deal Foreign policy Donald Trump’s plot against the Iran deal , Rare Staff 9:38am, August 31
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The violence in Berkeley, shows that the alt-left is real Rare Politics The violence in Berkeley, shows that the alt-left is real , Rare Staff 12:40pm, August 29
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A sadist, not a sheriff Immigration A sadist, not a sheriff , Rare Staff 11:15am, August 28
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Can we please try to keep politics and the NFL separate this season? Rare Politics Can we please try to keep politics and the NFL separate this season? , Rare Staff 1:35pm, August 24
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Donald Trump’s Afghanistan strategy is just the Bush Doctrine in an orange toupée Foreign policy Donald Trump’s Afghanistan strategy is just the Bush Doctrine in an orange toupée , Rare Staff 12:05pm, August 22
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So now a Breitbart staffer is saying they could support a Donald Trump impeachment Conservatism today So now a Breitbart staffer is saying they could support a Donald Trump impeachment , Rare Staff 12:40pm, August 21
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Steve Bannon might be leaving the White House, but he’s not going to just disappear The Populist Steve Bannon might be leaving the White House, but he’s not going to just disappear , Rare Staff 2:44pm, August 18
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Pathetic white nationalists go from winning to weeping as America shuns them Getting it Right Pathetic white nationalists go from winning to weeping as America shuns them , Rare Staff 3:51pm, August 17
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Why I’m uneasy about tearing down Confederate statues Race in America Why I’m uneasy about tearing down Confederate statues , Rare Staff 5:05pm, August 16
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Yes, left-wing violence matters, and Donald Trump was right to condemn the attacks on “many sides” Rare Politics Yes, left-wing violence matters, and Donald Trump was right to condemn the attacks on “many sides” , Rare Staff 12:16pm, August 15
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The white supremacists in Charlottesville were trying to co-opt the right — we should make it clear that they’re not welcome Rare Politics The white supremacists in Charlottesville were trying to co-opt the right — we should make it clear that they’re not welcome , Rare Staff 9:55am, August 14
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Diplomacy is Donald Trump’s best option on North Korea—in fact it’s his only option Foreign policy Diplomacy is Donald Trump’s best option on North Korea—in fact it’s his only option , Rare Staff 2:22pm, August 10
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The left’s useful idiots emerge for one last round on Venezuela Rare Liberty The left’s useful idiots emerge for one last round on Venezuela , Rare Staff 1:30pm, August 8
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The violence in Portland is what happens when libertarian assumptions fall away Rare Liberty The violence in Portland is what happens when libertarian assumptions fall away , Rare Staff 1:21pm, August 7
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John Kelly has already made a palpable difference at the White House Trump John Kelly has already made a palpable difference at the White House , Rare Staff 1:02pm, August 3
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Here’s the problem with Jeff Flake’s anti-Trump op-ed Conservatism today Here’s the problem with Jeff Flake’s anti-Trump op-ed , Rare Staff 3:02pm, August 2
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So far, Donald Trump has actually been tougher on Russia than Barack Obama Trump So far, Donald Trump has actually been tougher on Russia than Barack Obama , Rare Staff 1:34pm, July 31
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Make no mistake: John McCain just voted to save Obamacare Obamacare Make no mistake: John McCain just voted to save Obamacare , Rare Staff 11:36am, July 28
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Democrats still have no clue how to beat Donald Trump Democrats Democrats still have no clue how to beat Donald Trump , Rare Staff 3:14pm, July 27
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Donald Trump seems to think Jeff Sessions is his personal lawyer Trump Donald Trump seems to think Jeff Sessions is his personal lawyer , Rare Staff 11:48am, July 26
The final days of Charlie Gard, the 11-month-old who deserved another chance at life Rare Politics The final days of Charlie Gard, the 11-month-old who deserved another chance at life , Rare Staff 12:53pm, July 25
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So long, Sean Spicer — the White House press briefing, not you, was the real problem The media So long, Sean Spicer — the White House press briefing, not you, was the real problem , Rare Staff 4:04pm, July 21
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