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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.


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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Want to make the military stronger? You can start by cutting spending Government run amok Want to make the military stronger? You can start by cutting spending , Rare Staff 4:08pm, June 28
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For CNN, fanatical coverage of Russia is one big ratings ploy The media For CNN, fanatical coverage of Russia is one big ratings ploy , Rare Staff 4:28pm, June 27
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What exactly is the point of this Republican health bill? Obamacare What exactly is the point of this Republican health bill? , Rare Staff 2:27pm, June 26
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The Senate health bill contains the biggest bailout of the insurers since, well, Obamacare Obamacare The Senate health bill contains the biggest bailout of the insurers since, well, Obamacare , Rare Staff 2:16pm, June 23
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Mitch McConnell’s health care rush job Obamacare Mitch McConnell’s health care rush job , Rare Staff 2:22pm, June 22
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Jon Ossoff was Democrats’ Scott Brown—except that he lost Democrats Jon Ossoff was Democrats’ Scott Brown—except that he lost , Rare Staff 10:49am, June 21
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Another day, another escalation between the United States and Russia Foreign policy Another day, another escalation between the United States and Russia , Rare Staff 6:07pm, June 20
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Donald Trump backs us another mile into war in Syria Foreign policy Donald Trump backs us another mile into war in Syria , Rare Staff 2:43pm, June 19
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The feds spent the past 17 years preparing for the Y2K bug because government is absurd Government run amok The feds spent the past 17 years preparing for the Y2K bug because government is absurd , Rare Staff 9:28am, June 16
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Conservatives should pause before accusing liberals of a “climate of hate” Getting it Right Conservatives should pause before accusing liberals of a “climate of hate” , Rare Staff 9:21am, June 15
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David Frum, anti-gun alchemist Guns David Frum, anti-gun alchemist , Rare Staff 3:23pm, June 14
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How Donald Trump’s Mozzarella Stick Doctrine is inching us toward another war Foreign policy How Donald Trump’s Mozzarella Stick Doctrine is inching us toward another war , Rare Staff 1:10pm, June 13
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In James Comey, Washington found its Aaron Sorkin moment—it won’t last Rare Politics In James Comey, Washington found its Aaron Sorkin moment—it won’t last , Rare Staff 3:37pm, June 12
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