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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: Um, yeah, we’re probably not going to find evidence that Trump colluded with Russia Trump Democrats: Um, yeah, we’re probably not going to find evidence that Trump colluded with Russia Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:13am, March 10
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Donald Trump’s bar fight foreign policy Foreign policy Donald Trump’s bar fight foreign policy Matt Purple, Rare Staff 8:24am, March 9
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Why the right to free expression must always be absolute Rare Liberty Why the right to free expression must always be absolute Matt Purple, Rare Staff 9:52am, March 8
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There’s more evidence Team Trump was wiretapped than that Trump colluded with Russia Trump There’s more evidence Team Trump was wiretapped than that Trump colluded with Russia Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:29am, March 7
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As the civil service attacks, Trump needs full disclosure on Russia — and now Broken bureaucracy As the civil service attacks, Trump needs full disclosure on Russia — and now Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:39am, March 3
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It isn’t Trump officials’ communications with Russians that are weird — it’s the cover-up Foreign policy It isn’t Trump officials’ communications with Russians that are weird — it’s the cover-up Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:41am, March 2
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Trump’s address to Congress showed just how obliterated the Democrats are Democrats Trump’s address to Congress showed just how obliterated the Democrats are Matt Purple, Rare Staff 8:57am, March 1
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President Trump is amping up Barack Obama’s worst Middle East war Foreign policy President Trump is amping up Barack Obama’s worst Middle East war Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:37am, February 28
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Donald Trump’s latest budget promises to make a farce out of fiscal responsibility Government run amok Donald Trump’s latest budget promises to make a farce out of fiscal responsibility Matt Purple, Rare Staff 3:59pm, February 27
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The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is a national embarrassment and Trump is right to skip Trump The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is a national embarrassment and Trump is right to skip Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:11am, February 27
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At CPAC, Donald Trump completes his co-option of the conservative movement Conservatism today At CPAC, Donald Trump completes his co-option of the conservative movement Matt Purple, Rare Staff 1:02pm, February 24
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This year, the hottest issue at CPAC is rolling back the regulatory state Regulation nation This year, the hottest issue at CPAC is rolling back the regulatory state Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:10am, February 24
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CPAC speaker calls the alt-right “garden-variety left-wing fascists” as people walk out Conservatism today CPAC speaker calls the alt-right “garden-variety left-wing fascists” as people walk out Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:41am, February 23
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What Donald Trump understands about Sweden Immigration What Donald Trump understands about Sweden Matt Purple, Rare Staff 9:42am, February 22
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Milo’s comments about pedophilia made me feel sorry for him Conservatism today Milo’s comments about pedophilia made me feel sorry for him Matt Purple, Rare Staff 9:36am, February 21
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Being a conservative means a lot more than just hating the media Conservatism today Being a conservative means a lot more than just hating the media Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:35am, February 20
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Donald Trump’s critics are putting too many eggs in the Russia basket Trump Donald Trump’s critics are putting too many eggs in the Russia basket Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:19am, February 17
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Trump channels Fidel Castro on a balcony in the nuttiest presidential press conference ever Trump Trump channels Fidel Castro on a balcony in the nuttiest presidential press conference ever Matt Purple, Rare Staff 3:56pm, February 16
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Shame on John McCain for not supporting Donald Trump’s budget director nominee Government run amok Shame on John McCain for not supporting Donald Trump’s budget director nominee Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:25am, February 16
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Donald Trump has had a terrible week. He would still beat Elizabeth Warren in 2020 Democrats Donald Trump has had a terrible week. He would still beat Elizabeth Warren in 2020 Matt Purple, Rare Staff 2:00pm, February 15
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It’s the deep state versus the Trump state, with dire implications for our self-government Rare Politics It’s the deep state versus the Trump state, with dire implications for our self-government Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:19am, February 15
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Why there will never be a liberal tea party Democrats Why there will never be a liberal tea party Matt Purple, Rare Staff 3:46pm, February 14
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Michael Flynn, a tragic figure, resigns, deepening the Trump administration’s disarray Foreign policy Michael Flynn, a tragic figure, resigns, deepening the Trump administration’s disarray Matt Purple, Rare Staff 9:58am, February 14
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Federal bureaucrats moan as Donald Trump begins to roll back regulations Regulation nation Federal bureaucrats moan as Donald Trump begins to roll back regulations Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:47am, February 13
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How the failed dogma of global elites gave us Donald Trump and Brexit Rare Politics How the failed dogma of global elites gave us Donald Trump and Brexit Matt Purple, Rare Staff 12:52pm, February 9
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Elizabeth Warren is a demagogue but the Senate shouldn’t have shut her up Democrats Elizabeth Warren is a demagogue but the Senate shouldn’t have shut her up Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:45am, February 8
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Why we should listen when Donald Trump says America isn’t so innocent Getting it Right Why we should listen when Donald Trump says America isn’t so innocent Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:46am, February 7
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This year’s Super Bowl was nothing like the election—and that’s why it was so great Election 2016 This year’s Super Bowl was nothing like the election—and that’s why it was so great Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:38am, February 6
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Donald Trump’s disastrous night of diplomacy Foreign policy Donald Trump’s disastrous night of diplomacy Matt Purple, Rare Staff 1:14pm, February 2
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You didn’t care when Obama did it Government run amok You didn’t care when Obama did it Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:45am, February 2
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