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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.


Why the torture apologists are wrong Rare Politics Why the torture apologists are wrong Matt Purple, Rare Staff 9:51am, December 17
Yes, it was torture, and yes, conservatives need to put it behind them Foreign policy Yes, it was torture, and yes, conservatives need to put it behind them Matt Purple, Rare Staff 2:56pm, December 10
The New Republic was hawkish liberalism at its worst The media The New Republic was hawkish liberalism at its worst Matt Purple, Rare Staff 1:21pm, December 9
The national debt just hit $18 trillion and no one seems to care Government run amok The national debt just hit $18 trillion and no one seems to care Matt Purple, Rare Staff 1:57pm, December 3
Here’s why a surprising number of liberals are supporting Rand Paul Liberty rising Here’s why a surprising number of liberals are supporting Rand Paul Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:14am, November 28
Here’s how hawks are trying to foil America’s negotiations with Iran Foreign policy Here’s how hawks are trying to foil America’s negotiations with Iran Matt Purple, Rare Staff 1:19pm, November 19
Democrats lost last week because Obama’s big-government economic recovery is terrible Democrats Democrats lost last week because Obama’s big-government economic recovery is terrible Matt Purple, Rare Staff 8:23am, November 12
Democrats got slaughtered last night—here are 6 important takeaways Elections 2014 Democrats got slaughtered last night—here are 6 important takeaways Matt Purple, Rare Staff 1:01pm, November 5
Time for defense hawks to stop demagoguing Rand Paul Conservatism today Time for defense hawks to stop demagoguing Rand Paul Matt Purple, Rare Staff 1:55pm, October 28
Rand Paul’s latest remarks on foreign policy are sure to make the neocons mad Foreign policy Rand Paul’s latest remarks on foreign policy are sure to make the neocons mad Matt Purple, Rare Staff 9:25am, October 23
George W. Bush was still completely wrong about Iraq’s WMDs Foreign policy George W. Bush was still completely wrong about Iraq’s WMDs Matt Purple, Rare Staff 1:53pm, October 15
Why bombing Iran is an absolutely awful idea Foreign policy Why bombing Iran is an absolutely awful idea Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:04am, October 9
The most important question no one is asking about our war with ISIS Foreign policy The most important question no one is asking about our war with ISIS Matt Purple, Rare Staff 9:51am, October 1
The way Congress has acted on ISIS is cowardly—and it needs to stop Foreign policy The way Congress has acted on ISIS is cowardly—and it needs to stop Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:13am, September 27
The 7 most ridiculous things Eric Holder has said and done Rare Politics The 7 most ridiculous things Eric Holder has said and done Matt Purple, Rare Staff Matt Naham, Rare Staff 3:42pm, September 25
Rare Under-40: Here are the four biggest surprises from our recent poll of young voters Rare Politics Rare Under-40: Here are the four biggest surprises from our recent poll of young voters Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:00am, September 24
This Ted Cruz bill gives shocking new powers to…Barack Obama? Crime and punishment This Ted Cruz bill gives shocking new powers to…Barack Obama? Matt Purple, Rare Staff 9:19am, September 19
Rare Under-40 Poll: All aboard for the Mars colony? Science and nature Rare Under-40 Poll: All aboard for the Mars colony? Matt Purple, Rare Staff 6:50am, September 18
Rare Under-40 Poll: What’s worse — marijuana or alcohol? "War on drugs" Rare Under-40 Poll: What’s worse — marijuana or alcohol? Matt Purple, Rare Staff 6:48am, September 18
Rare Under-40 Poll: Are young people turning away from God? Faith Rare Under-40 Poll: Are young people turning away from God? Matt Purple, Rare Staff 6:40am, September 18
Rare Under-40 Poll: Porn is ruining our sex lives? Health and medicine Rare Under-40 Poll: Porn is ruining our sex lives? Matt Purple, Rare Staff 6:36am, September 18
Rare Under-40 Poll: On impeachment, young voters are split by party Obama Rare Under-40 Poll: On impeachment, young voters are split by party Matt Purple, Rare Staff 6:31am, September 18
Rare Under-40 Poll: Do young voters think religious people are more marginalized than before? Faith Rare Under-40 Poll: Do young voters think religious people are more marginalized than before? Matt Purple, Rare Staff 6:24am, September 18
Rare Under-40 Poll: Obama’s support from young people is waning Rare Politics Rare Under-40 Poll: Obama’s support from young people is waning Matt Purple, Rare Staff 6:23am, September 18
Rare Under-40 Poll: Who trusts the police more? Police state Rare Under-40 Poll: Who trusts the police more? Matt Purple, Rare Staff 6:22am, September 18
Rare Under-40 Poll: Should government help young people with their student loan debt? Rare Politics Rare Under-40 Poll: Should government help young people with their student loan debt? Matt Purple, Rare Staff 6:14am, September 18
Rare Under-40 Poll: Young people are still pro-choice Rare Politics Rare Under-40 Poll: Young people are still pro-choice Matt Purple, Rare Staff 6:11am, September 18
Exclusive Rare Under-40 poll finds young people hold surprising views on Obama, marijuana, God and more Rare News Exclusive Rare Under-40 poll finds young people hold surprising views on Obama, marijuana, God and more Matt Purple, Rare Staff 6:05am, September 18
Why tomorrow’s Scottish independence vote matters Why tomorrow’s Scottish independence vote matters Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:43am, September 17
No, we don’t need to bring Mitt Romney back Conservatism today No, we don’t need to bring Mitt Romney back Matt Purple, Rare Staff 12:01pm, September 10