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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.


The public will only tolerate so much neoconservatism Conservatism today The public will only tolerate so much neoconservatism , Rare Staff 3:23pm, March 19
The new House Republican budget proves the GOP is still addicted to spending Republicans The new House Republican budget proves the GOP is still addicted to spending , Rare Staff 10:05am, March 19
Here’s the single biggest lesson Republicans should learn from yesterday’s Israeli elections Around the world Here’s the single biggest lesson Republicans should learn from yesterday’s Israeli elections , Rare Staff 3:56pm, March 18
Bret Stephens has become an accomplice to ISIS Foreign policy Bret Stephens has become an accomplice to ISIS , Rare Staff 11:48am, March 18
There’s a very real chance that Israeli voters just tossed out Bibi Netanyahu Foreign policy There’s a very real chance that Israeli voters just tossed out Bibi Netanyahu , Rare Staff 3:26pm, March 17
Cutting off the alcohol prohibitionists on St. Patrick’s Day Liberty rising Cutting off the alcohol prohibitionists on St. Patrick’s Day , Rare Staff 10:32am, March 17
Export-Import Bank on track to be reauthorized, reminding everyone how useless Elizabeth Warren is Broken bureaucracy Export-Import Bank on track to be reauthorized, reminding everyone how useless Elizabeth Warren is , Rare Staff 10:59am, March 16
Chris Christie planning to run for president on…entitlement reform? Election 2016 Chris Christie planning to run for president on…entitlement reform? , Rare Staff 12:02pm, March 14
American sanctions on Iran could be propping up its extremists Foreign policy American sanctions on Iran could be propping up its extremists , Rare Staff 6:32pm, March 13
Poll finds Americans think the government, not terrorism, is the biggest problem facing the country Government run amok Poll finds Americans think the government, not terrorism, is the biggest problem facing the country , Rare Staff 9:44am, March 13
Tom Cotton’s letter to Iran may have just exploded in his face Foreign policy Tom Cotton’s letter to Iran may have just exploded in his face , Rare Staff 4:16pm, March 12
Rand Paul says gay marriage “offends” him. But does he really believe that? Liberty rising Rand Paul says gay marriage “offends” him. But does he really believe that? , Rare Staff 11:33am, March 12
Another Biden honesty moment: “A lot of people going to get hurt” under Obama’s coal regulations The green fraud Another Biden honesty moment: “A lot of people going to get hurt” under Obama’s coal regulations , Rare Staff 9:43am, March 12
In Tom Cotton’s mind, we’re already at war with Iran Foreign policy In Tom Cotton’s mind, we’re already at war with Iran , Rare Staff 4:30pm, March 11
Signing Cotton’s letter was a step too far for Rand Paul Rare Politics Signing Cotton’s letter was a step too far for Rand Paul , Rare Staff 10:01am, March 11
Ultra-hawk Tom Cotton makes a giant misstep on Iran negotiations Foreign policy Ultra-hawk Tom Cotton makes a giant misstep on Iran negotiations , Rare Staff 9:57am, March 10
We’re 13 years into the war on terrorism and terrorism is stronger than ever Foreign policy We’re 13 years into the war on terrorism and terrorism is stronger than ever , Rare Staff 4:34pm, March 9
Ted Cruz stands up to corny capitalism, attacks the ethanol mandate in front of an Iowa audience Energy future Ted Cruz stands up to corny capitalism, attacks the ethanol mandate in front of an Iowa audience , Rare Staff 10:46am, March 9
Right now holy hell is raining down on ISIS—thanks to militias supported by Iran Foreign policy Right now holy hell is raining down on ISIS—thanks to militias supported by Iran , Rare Staff 3:50pm, March 6
Americans like Claire Underwood. They don’t like her real-life counterpart Democrats Americans like Claire Underwood. They don’t like her real-life counterpart , Rare Staff 10:07am, March 6
Matt Purple: Netanyahu gave a great speech, but left big questions unanswered Foreign policy Matt Purple: Netanyahu gave a great speech, but left big questions unanswered , Rare Staff 3:46pm, March 5
Why are Democrats shocked that Hillary Clinton broke the law and used a private email address? Democrats Why are Democrats shocked that Hillary Clinton broke the law and used a private email address? , Rare Staff 9:45am, March 5
Rand Paul found guilty of not clapping hard enough for Bibi Netanyahu You're not helping Rand Paul found guilty of not clapping hard enough for Bibi Netanyahu , Rare Staff 4:06pm, March 4
At CPAC, young libertarians are making it awkward for older conservatives Conservatism today At CPAC, young libertarians are making it awkward for older conservatives , Rare Staff 2:44pm, March 4
Another big question Netanyahu needs to answer after his speech yesterday Foreign policy Another big question Netanyahu needs to answer after his speech yesterday , Rare Staff 10:02am, March 4
There’s a big reason you should be skeptical of Netanyahu’s speech to Congress today Foreign policy There’s a big reason you should be skeptical of Netanyahu’s speech to Congress today , Rare Staff 9:12am, March 3
These New York towns want to secede and join Pennsylvania because of bad liberal policy The green fraud These New York towns want to secede and join Pennsylvania because of bad liberal policy , Rare Staff 3:49pm, March 2
Maybe it’s time to elect a senator rather than a governor Election 2016 Maybe it’s time to elect a senator rather than a governor , Rare Staff 11:54am, March 2
At CPAC, Jeb Bush runs away from Common Core, flubs national security Republicans At CPAC, Jeb Bush runs away from Common Core, flubs national security , Rare Staff 3:25pm, February 27
Former NSA chief tries to claim he’s an “unrelenting libertarian”—CPAC’s reaction is priceless Conservatism today Former NSA chief tries to claim he’s an “unrelenting libertarian”—CPAC’s reaction is priceless , Rare Staff 12:50pm, February 27