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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.


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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Jeff Sessions is the latest outcast in Trump’s “Lord of the Flies” administration Trump Jeff Sessions is the latest outcast in Trump’s “Lord of the Flies” administration , Rare Staff 11:40am, July 21
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No, the GOP is not becoming the party of Putin Republicans No, the GOP is not becoming the party of Putin , Rare Staff 1:13pm, July 20
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As their health care bill dies, Republicans need an “on to Cincinnati” moment Obamacare As their health care bill dies, Republicans need an “on to Cincinnati” moment , Rare Staff 11:11am, July 18
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Republicans have really bungled health reform Obamacare Republicans have really bungled health reform , Rare Staff 12:55pm, July 17
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Charlie Gard has a great day in court as his parents fight on for his life Getting it Right Charlie Gard has a great day in court as his parents fight on for his life , Rare Staff 9:55am, July 14
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Neoconservative Max Boot can’t defend the indefensible Foreign policy Neoconservative Max Boot can’t defend the indefensible , Rare Staff 10:37am, July 13
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Sean Hannity makes Donald Trump Jr. look good—just don’t expect any answers Trump Sean Hannity makes Donald Trump Jr. look good—just don’t expect any answers , Rare Staff 11:05am, July 12
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Why the victory against ISIS in Mosul will be a fleeting one Foreign policy Why the victory against ISIS in Mosul will be a fleeting one , Rare Staff 12:49pm, July 11
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Get ready to hear the word “collusion” another billion times this week Trump Get ready to hear the word “collusion” another billion times this week , Rare Staff 12:33pm, July 10
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Reviewing the media’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week The media Reviewing the media’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week , Rare Staff 10:44am, July 7
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Donald Trump’s speech in Poland was a grenade into the belly of the European Union Foreign policy Donald Trump’s speech in Poland was a grenade into the belly of the European Union , Rare Staff 2:43pm, July 6
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When government says your baby has to die Government run amok When government says your baby has to die , Rare Staff 2:20pm, June 30
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What a trip to the hospital taught me about Mitch McConnell’s lousy health care bill Obamacare What a trip to the hospital taught me about Mitch McConnell’s lousy health care bill , Rare Staff 10:06am, June 29
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