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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.


Here’s the declaration of war against ISIS that Obama just submitted to Congress Foreign policy Here’s the declaration of war against ISIS that Obama just submitted to Congress Matt Purple, Rare Staff 9:35am, February 11
Here’s how Jordan is about to make ISIS’s life absolutely miserable Foreign policy Here’s how Jordan is about to make ISIS’s life absolutely miserable Matt Purple, Rare Staff 9:58am, February 10
Liberals freak out as the Supreme Court case that could unravel Obamacare fast approaches Obamacare Liberals freak out as the Supreme Court case that could unravel Obamacare fast approaches Matt Purple, Rare Staff 3:48pm, February 9
It’s fear: The Republican Party is genuinely afraid of Rand Paul Election 2016 It’s fear: The Republican Party is genuinely afraid of Rand Paul Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:29am, February 9
So Rick Perry thinks he’s a policy wonk now Election 2016 So Rick Perry thinks he’s a policy wonk now Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:30am, February 7
One of the most conservative leaders in the world might be about to lose his job Around the world One of the most conservative leaders in the world might be about to lose his job Matt Purple, Rare Staff 3:38pm, February 6
John McCain is trying to force the president into a conflict with Russia Foreign policy John McCain is trying to force the president into a conflict with Russia Matt Purple, Rare Staff 9:57am, February 6
Colorado is rolling in marijuana revenues—here’s how politicians are trying to screw it up Marijuana Colorado is rolling in marijuana revenues—here’s how politicians are trying to screw it up Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:00am, February 5
Conservatives and the “Reagan did it” problem Conservatism today Conservatives and the “Reagan did it” problem Matt Purple, Rare Staff 3:40pm, February 4
When will the hawks finally learn the lesson of Syria? Foreign policy When will the hawks finally learn the lesson of Syria? Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:00am, February 4
The Obama economy is in the tank: why the unemployment numbers hide the real story Rare Politics The Obama economy is in the tank: why the unemployment numbers hide the real story Matt Purple, Rare Staff 9:29am, February 4
Get ready to start hearing about Rand Paul’s comments on vaccines Election 2016 Get ready to start hearing about Rand Paul’s comments on vaccines Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:06am, February 3
Bill Belichick is a Democrat and other weird political facts about the Super Bowl teams Sports Bill Belichick is a Democrat and other weird political facts about the Super Bowl teams Matt Purple, Rare Staff 3:32pm, February 2
Michelle Obama parts ways with Michael Moore, gets American Sniper right Getting it Right Michelle Obama parts ways with Michael Moore, gets American Sniper right Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:14am, February 2
“American Sniper” reminds us to oppose the war, not those who served Rare Entertainment “American Sniper” reminds us to oppose the war, not those who served Matt Purple, Rare Staff 3:19pm, January 26
The lesson of the Charlie Hebdo murders is to double down on the Bill of Rights Liberty rising The lesson of the Charlie Hebdo murders is to double down on the Bill of Rights Matt Purple, Rare Staff 1:15pm, January 22
Not attending the Paris anti-terrorism rally is typical Obama Obama Not attending the Paris anti-terrorism rally is typical Obama Matt Purple, Rare Staff 4:43pm, January 13
Conservatives trying to reform foreign policy need to do better Foreign policy Conservatives trying to reform foreign policy need to do better Matt Purple, Rare Staff 3:56pm, January 5