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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.


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
Marco Rubio’s political weapon: American exceptionalism Republicans Marco Rubio’s political weapon: American exceptionalism , Rare Staff 9:51am, February 27
Why Scott Walker shouldn’t be afraid to call reporters stupid Election 2016 Why Scott Walker shouldn’t be afraid to call reporters stupid , Rare Staff 12:25pm, February 26
Chris Christie’s moment may have come and gone Republicans Chris Christie’s moment may have come and gone , Rare Staff 10:50am, February 26
New attack ad shows Karl Rove is back—and wants to play a big role in 2016 Republicans New attack ad shows Karl Rove is back—and wants to play a big role in 2016 , Rare Staff 9:53am, February 24
Is the Arab world finally ready to destroy ISIS? Foreign policy Is the Arab world finally ready to destroy ISIS? , Rare Staff 3:51pm, February 23
Rudy Giuliani’s comments about Obama are stuck in the past; Obama’s response is hypocritical Rare Politics Rudy Giuliani’s comments about Obama are stuck in the past; Obama’s response is hypocritical , Rare Staff 11:43am, February 23
George W. Bush a moderate? Why the M-word is so overrated Conservatism today George W. Bush a moderate? Why the M-word is so overrated , Rare Staff 1:22pm, February 21
Marco Rubio fires up the spin room on Syria and Libya Foreign policy Marco Rubio fires up the spin room on Syria and Libya , Rare Staff 1:13pm, February 20
Jeb Bush on the NSA: “For the life of me, I don’t understand the debate” Foreign policy Jeb Bush on the NSA: “For the life of me, I don’t understand the debate” , Rare Staff 3:30pm, February 19
Stop exaggerating the threat posed by Iran Foreign policy Stop exaggerating the threat posed by Iran , Rare Staff 1:23pm, February 19
The numbers show Marco Rubio is the absolute worst senator when it comes to this Republicans The numbers show Marco Rubio is the absolute worst senator when it comes to this , Rare Staff 11:04am, February 19
Time to abolish the Department of Homeland Security Broken bureaucracy Time to abolish the Department of Homeland Security , Rare Staff 11:18am, February 18