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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.


Critics of an Iran deal need to get real Foreign policy Critics of an Iran deal need to get real , Rare Staff 1:27pm, April 4
Three questions about President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran Foreign policy Three questions about President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran , Rare Staff 3:51pm, April 3
Scott Walker sounds clueless on foreign policy. You can blame the GOP establishment for that Republicans Scott Walker sounds clueless on foreign policy. You can blame the GOP establishment for that , Rare Staff 9:55am, April 3
There’s only one solution in Syria: Assad must be allowed to win Foreign policy There’s only one solution in Syria: Assad must be allowed to win , Rare Staff 4:40pm, April 2
Libertarians must stand up for religious liberty Conservatism today Libertarians must stand up for religious liberty , Rare Staff 9:58am, April 2
President Obama’s approach to Iran doesn’t make any sense Foreign policy President Obama’s approach to Iran doesn’t make any sense , Rare Staff 2:50pm, April 1
Stop attacking the new Daily Show host for his tweets The media Stop attacking the new Daily Show host for his tweets , Rare Staff 10:17am, April 1
Democrat grandstanding over the Indiana religious freedom law is pathetic Democrats Democrat grandstanding over the Indiana religious freedom law is pathetic , Rare Staff 11:16am, March 31
Could this super-liberal ex-governor be a serious threat to Hillary Clinton? Election 2016 Could this super-liberal ex-governor be a serious threat to Hillary Clinton? , Rare Staff 11:30am, March 30
Chris Christie reminds Republicans how they should talk to unions Republicans Chris Christie reminds Republicans how they should talk to unions , Rare Staff 10:18am, March 26
Iran’s hardliners are finally shutting up about a nuclear deal Foreign policy Iran’s hardliners are finally shutting up about a nuclear deal , Rare Staff 3:51pm, March 25
Why is this presidential debate host calling for fiscal conservatives to be purged? Rare Politics Why is this presidential debate host calling for fiscal conservatives to be purged? , Rare Staff 11:15am, March 25
The latest Republican shell game: an unaccountable slush fund for defense spending Government run amok The latest Republican shell game: an unaccountable slush fund for defense spending , Rare Staff 9:34am, March 25
Ted Cruz will be the only GOP presidential candidate who opposes the ethanol mandate, immigration reform Rare Politics Ted Cruz will be the only GOP presidential candidate who opposes the ethanol mandate, immigration reform , Rare Staff 9:47am, March 24
Austerity? Stimulus? Why doesn’t Greece try freedom? Around the world Austerity? Stimulus? Why doesn’t Greece try freedom? , Rare Staff 3:50pm, March 23
There’s wasteful spending sitting right in front of lawmakers. So why doesn’t the GOP budget cut more of it? Government run amok There’s wasteful spending sitting right in front of lawmakers. So why doesn’t the GOP budget cut more of it? , Rare Staff 10:06am, March 23
America tried to use drone strikes to keep Yemen from falling apart—it failed Foreign policy America tried to use drone strikes to keep Yemen from falling apart—it failed , Rare Staff 3:47pm, March 20
Amidst crashing and burning ratings, MSNBC to fire two hosts, lean to the center The media Amidst crashing and burning ratings, MSNBC to fire two hosts, lean to the center , Rare Staff 9:59am, March 20
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