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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.


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
Our intervention helped turn Libya into “Somalia on the Mediterranean” Foreign policy Our intervention helped turn Libya into “Somalia on the Mediterranean” , Rare Staff 3:16pm, February 17
The delusion of sending arms to Ukraine Foreign policy The delusion of sending arms to Ukraine , Rare Staff 10:02am, February 17
Surviving as a fiscal conservative isn’t always easy Around the world Surviving as a fiscal conservative isn’t always easy , Rare Staff 11:00am, February 16
Guess which candidate is winning the Republican presidential donor race? Republicans Guess which candidate is winning the Republican presidential donor race? , Rare Staff 11:50am, February 14
Here’s why Obama’s new AUMF is a recipe for never-ending war Foreign policy Here’s why Obama’s new AUMF is a recipe for never-ending war , Rare Staff 3:20pm, February 13
Something happened yesterday that shows America is losing the drone war Foreign policy Something happened yesterday that shows America is losing the drone war , Rare Staff 9:56am, February 13
Apparently we’re supposed to care that Scott Walker doesn’t have a college degree Republicans Apparently we’re supposed to care that Scott Walker doesn’t have a college degree , Rare Staff 3:57pm, February 12
Is it time for conservatives to grab their pitchforks? Conservatism today Is it time for conservatives to grab their pitchforks? , Rare Staff 10:01am, February 12
David Frum returns with the worst foreign policy idea you’ll hear all week Foreign policy David Frum returns with the worst foreign policy idea you’ll hear all week , Rare Staff 3:46pm, February 11
How to write an anti-Rand Paul attack piece in 4 easy steps Conservatism today How to write an anti-Rand Paul attack piece in 4 easy steps , Rare Staff 10:50am, February 11
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 , 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 , 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 , 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 , 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 , 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 , 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 , 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 , Rare Staff 11:00am, February 5