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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.


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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Republicans and Democrats are already swapping positions on fiscal responsibility Government run amok Republicans and Democrats are already swapping positions on fiscal responsibility Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:12am, January 10
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Why is Lawrence O’Donnell allowed to have political opinions but Meryl Streep isn’t? Rare Politics Why is Lawrence O’Donnell allowed to have political opinions but Meryl Streep isn’t? Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:50am, January 9
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Donald Trump punts his Great Wall to Congress, ensuring it probably won’t be built Immigration Donald Trump punts his Great Wall to Congress, ensuring it probably won’t be built Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:44am, January 6
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I’m an opponent of Obamacare. Now that we’re about to repeal it, I’m nervous Obamacare I’m an opponent of Obamacare. Now that we’re about to repeal it, I’m nervous Matt Purple, Rare Staff 12:59pm, January 5
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Our political climate is the most hysterical it’s been since the run-up to the Iraq war Election 2016 Our political climate is the most hysterical it’s been since the run-up to the Iraq war Matt Purple, Rare Staff 9:22am, January 5
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Anthony Bourdain: Last of the real liberals Rare Politics Anthony Bourdain: Last of the real liberals Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:29am, January 3
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President Obama’s last-minute slap against Russia will prove to be useless Foreign policy President Obama’s last-minute slap against Russia will prove to be useless Matt Purple, Rare Staff 1:08pm, December 30
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In condemning Israel, Obama and the U.N. further a destructive delusion Foreign policy In condemning Israel, Obama and the U.N. further a destructive delusion Matt Purple, Rare Staff 12:41pm, December 26
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In proposing tariffs, Donald Trump goes full George W. Bush Regulation nation In proposing tariffs, Donald Trump goes full George W. Bush Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:48am, December 22
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Here’s what Donald Trump needs to do to fix America’s infrastructure Broken bureaucracy Here’s what Donald Trump needs to do to fix America’s infrastructure Matt Purple, Rare Staff 8:29am, December 22
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No, anti-nepotism laws should not be ignored so Trump can appoint his family Conservatism today No, anti-nepotism laws should not be ignored so Trump can appoint his family Matt Purple, Rare Staff 4:13pm, December 20
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John Podesta, Russian stooge Foreign policy John Podesta, Russian stooge Matt Purple, Rare Staff 3:50pm, December 19
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Syrian rebels torched a convoy of civilians over the weekend Foreign policy Syrian rebels torched a convoy of civilians over the weekend Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:53am, December 19
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NYT wonders if Trump is a threat to democracy. Where have they been for the past 80 years? Election 2016 NYT wonders if Trump is a threat to democracy. Where have they been for the past 80 years? Matt Purple, Rare Staff 1:44pm, December 16
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The U.S. finally cuts off arms transfers to Saudi Arabia, but it’s nowhere near enough Foreign policy The U.S. finally cuts off arms transfers to Saudi Arabia, but it’s nowhere near enough Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:20am, December 15
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I was #NeverTrump and I’m appalled by the attempts to delegitimize Trump’s election Election 2016 I was #NeverTrump and I’m appalled by the attempts to delegitimize Trump’s election Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:43am, December 15
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Hillary Clinton’s campaign was unfathomably arrogant Election 2016 Hillary Clinton’s campaign was unfathomably arrogant Matt Purple, Rare Staff 3:19pm, December 14
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Aleppo should remind us that fighting terrorism doesn’t mean siding with Assad Foreign policy Aleppo should remind us that fighting terrorism doesn’t mean siding with Assad Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:02am, December 13
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Washington, not Russian hacking, made Americans lose faith in Washington Election 2016 Washington, not Russian hacking, made Americans lose faith in Washington Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:00am, December 12
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Trump’s two-tiered immigration policy takes shape and it’s sure to disappoint his supporters Immigration Trump’s two-tiered immigration policy takes shape and it’s sure to disappoint his supporters Matt Purple, Rare Staff 12:18pm, December 9
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Did the tea party create Donald Trump? Conservatism today Did the tea party create Donald Trump? Matt Purple, Rare Staff 4:01pm, December 8
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No, liberals, Hillary Clinton didn’t lose the election because of right-wing fake news The media No, liberals, Hillary Clinton didn’t lose the election because of right-wing fake news Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:33am, December 8
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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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