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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.

Say, has anyone noticed that Britain hasn’t sunk into the ocean? Getting it Right Say, has anyone noticed that Britain hasn’t sunk into the ocean? Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:48am, August 23
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So the Obama administration lied about that $400 million payment to Iran Foreign policy So the Obama administration lied about that $400 million payment to Iran Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:33am, August 19
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This week is a perfect example of why conservatives hate the media Obama This week is a perfect example of why conservatives hate the media Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:47am, August 18
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After Donald Trump, shaping a post-Fox News conservatism Conservatism today After Donald Trump, shaping a post-Fox News conservatism Matt Purple, Rare Staff 7:59am, August 18
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Why America can’t stop Iran from fighting the Islamic State Foreign policy Why America can’t stop Iran from fighting the Islamic State Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:15am, August 17
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Donald Trump is treading water, but don’t count him out yet Election 2016 Donald Trump is treading water, but don’t count him out yet Matt Purple, Rare Staff 1:25pm, August 15
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IRS to Olympians: Congratulations! Now pay up Taxation nation IRS to Olympians: Congratulations! Now pay up Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:16am, August 12
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Hillary Clinton is an incorrigible liar Democrats Hillary Clinton is an incorrigible liar Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:09am, August 11
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How the Olympics wrecked the Greek economy Government run amok How the Olympics wrecked the Greek economy Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:43am, August 11
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Here we go: the neoconservative attacks on Gary Johnson begin Election 2016 Here we go: the neoconservative attacks on Gary Johnson begin Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:35am, August 10
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Turkey’s authoritarian leader is a fan of America’s death penalty, so why do we have it? Rare Liberty Turkey’s authoritarian leader is a fan of America’s death penalty, so why do we have it? Matt Purple, Rare Staff 4:20pm, August 9
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I agree with some of Trump’s foreign policy, but could he do damage to ideas I support? Foreign policy I agree with some of Trump’s foreign policy, but could he do damage to ideas I support? Matt Purple, Rare Staff 12:24pm, August 9
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The Iran deal is working, but hawks have a point about that $400 million payment Foreign policy The Iran deal is working, but hawks have a point about that $400 million payment Matt Purple, Rare Staff 4:16pm, August 8
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No, it’s not #NeverTrump’s fault if Donald Trump loses this election Election 2016 No, it’s not #NeverTrump’s fault if Donald Trump loses this election Matt Purple, Rare Staff 12:23pm, August 5
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One of the government’s biggest boondoggles runs right under Washington, D.C. Broken bureaucracy One of the government’s biggest boondoggles runs right under Washington, D.C. Matt Purple, Rare Staff 9:40am, August 4
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This Tea Party congressman just lost his primary and somewhere John Boehner is smiling Republicans This Tea Party congressman just lost his primary and somewhere John Boehner is smiling Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:48am, August 3
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Remember when Hillary Clinton liberated Libya? Yeah, we just started bombing it again Foreign policy Remember when Hillary Clinton liberated Libya? Yeah, we just started bombing it again Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:38am, August 2
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Donald Trump and the coming backlash against the perceived crime wave Rare Liberty Donald Trump and the coming backlash against the perceived crime wave Matt Purple, Rare Staff 8:41am, August 1
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Democrats try their hand at throwing a Republican convention, with mixed results Democrats Democrats try their hand at throwing a Republican convention, with mixed results Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:54am, July 29
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Night three at the DNC, starring America’s crazy uncle and America’s dad in cycling shorts Democrats Night three at the DNC, starring America’s crazy uncle and America’s dad in cycling shorts Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:57am, July 28
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Democrats say judge Hillary Clinton on her record—so let’s do that Democrats Democrats say judge Hillary Clinton on her record—so let’s do that Matt Purple, Rare Staff 9:56am, July 28
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Don’t believe the DNC hagiography — the Clintons are still corrupt and cynical Democrats Don’t believe the DNC hagiography — the Clintons are still corrupt and cynical Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:22am, July 27
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Last night, Democrats showed a vision of America that was upbeat, divided and wrong Election 2016 Last night, Democrats showed a vision of America that was upbeat, divided and wrong Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:41am, July 26
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In Turkey, tens of thousands arrested as chants of “Allahu Akbar” rise from the streets Foreign policy In Turkey, tens of thousands arrested as chants of “Allahu Akbar” rise from the streets Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:39am, July 25
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Donald Trump’s dystopian speech caps off a convention of nightmares and insecurities Election 2016 Donald Trump’s dystopian speech caps off a convention of nightmares and insecurities Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:28am, July 22
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Two cheers for Mike Pence Election 2016 Two cheers for Mike Pence Matt Purple, Rare Staff 4:03pm, July 21
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After last night, Trump supporters line up with the establishment to crucify Ted Cruz Republicans After last night, Trump supporters line up with the establishment to crucify Ted Cruz Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:56am, July 21
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France has the PATRIOT Act on steroids—so why didn’t it stop the attack in Nice? The right to privacy France has the PATRIOT Act on steroids—so why didn’t it stop the attack in Nice? Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:01am, July 21
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Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination, promptly gets outshone by his son Election 2016 Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination, promptly gets outshone by his son Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:40am, July 20
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At the Republican convention, Paul Ryan pulls the rug out from under Donald Trump Election 2016 At the Republican convention, Paul Ryan pulls the rug out from under Donald Trump Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:34pm, July 19
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