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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.


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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Marine Le Pen is now the voice of the opposition in France Around the world Marine Le Pen is now the voice of the opposition in France , Rare Staff 11:36am, May 8
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A conservative skeptical of the Republican health care bill thinks out loud Obamacare A conservative skeptical of the Republican health care bill thinks out loud , Rare Staff 1:16pm, May 5
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Why we shouldn’t pop the champagne over House Republicans voting to replace Obamacare Obamacare Why we shouldn’t pop the champagne over House Republicans voting to replace Obamacare , Rare Staff 4:23pm, May 4
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What if we treated the government like United Airlines? Broken bureaucracy What if we treated the government like United Airlines? , Rare Staff 1:24pm, May 4
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The election is over but Hillary Clinton’s self-pitying presidential campaign rolls onward Democrats The election is over but Hillary Clinton’s self-pitying presidential campaign rolls onward , Rare Staff 10:42am, May 3
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Bipartisanship: Republicans and Democrats unite to pass calamitously awful budget Government run amok Bipartisanship: Republicans and Democrats unite to pass calamitously awful budget , Rare Staff 11:24am, May 1
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Poll finds yuge and expanding support for the Iran nuclear deal Foreign policy Poll finds yuge and expanding support for the Iran nuclear deal , Rare Staff 10:41am, April 28
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Donald Trump’s tax plan might be skeletal but so far its bones look pretty good Taxation nation Donald Trump’s tax plan might be skeletal but so far its bones look pretty good , Rare Staff 11:13am, April 27
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Remember Syria? Foreign policy Remember Syria? , Rare Staff 9:45am, April 26
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There was a conservative in Sunday’s French presidential race and it wasn’t Marine Le Pen Conservatism today There was a conservative in Sunday’s French presidential race and it wasn’t Marine Le Pen , Rare Staff 10:25am, April 24
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Review: Bill O'Reilly's 1998 crime fiction novel "Those Who Trespass" The media Review: Bill O'Reilly's 1998 crime fiction novel "Those Who Trespass" , Rare Staff 2:16pm, April 21
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Bill O’Reilly, self-styled cable news cop, becomes the enemy he once fought The media Bill O’Reilly, self-styled cable news cop, becomes the enemy he once fought , Rare Staff 10:34am, April 20
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As voters turn against them, the left cries out for less democracy Democrats As voters turn against them, the left cries out for less democracy , Rare Staff 10:38am, April 19
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