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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.


No, intervening in Syria wouldn’t have stopped ISIS Foreign policy No, intervening in Syria wouldn’t have stopped ISIS Matt Purple, Rare Staff 6:34am, August 31
It’s official: Everyone who wanted the U.S. to help the Syrian rebels was wrong Foreign policy It’s official: Everyone who wanted the U.S. to help the Syrian rebels was wrong Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:44am, August 27
What this ex-Bushie gets wrong about conservatism–and Rand Paul Conservatism today What this ex-Bushie gets wrong about conservatism–and Rand Paul Matt Purple, Rare Staff 6:32am, August 24
How conservatives and libertarians can win the debate on police militarization Police state How conservatives and libertarians can win the debate on police militarization Matt Purple, Rare Staff 6:27am, August 19
These conservatives are really desperate to marginalize libertarians Conservatism today These conservatives are really desperate to marginalize libertarians Matt Purple, Rare Staff 2:49pm, August 14
Here are 4 awesome things Uber did in the past week Liberty rising Here are 4 awesome things Uber did in the past week Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:26am, July 22
The Pentagon has been breaking the law for 24 years–here’s how Our right to know The Pentagon has been breaking the law for 24 years–here’s how Matt Purple, Rare Staff 2:38pm, July 21
How Obama and Bush helped give Islamic extremists everything they want Foreign policy How Obama and Bush helped give Islamic extremists everything they want Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:24am, July 9
Neoconservatives shouldn’t be silenced–they should be defeated Conservatism today Neoconservatives shouldn’t be silenced–they should be defeated Matt Purple, Rare Staff 3:31pm, June 25
Want to know just how crazy John McCain and Lindsey Graham are on foreign policy? Foreign policy Want to know just how crazy John McCain and Lindsey Graham are on foreign policy? Matt Purple, Rare Staff 1:53pm, June 18
The time Eric Shinseki told the truth about Iraq Foreign policy The time Eric Shinseki told the truth about Iraq Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:54am, June 4
Why the Tea Party can’t declare “mission accomplished” Conservatism today Why the Tea Party can’t declare “mission accomplished” Matt Purple, Rare Staff 12:23pm, May 22
Meet Britain’s Rand Paul Foreign policy Meet Britain’s Rand Paul Matt Purple, Rare Staff 9:42am, May 14
Harry Reid has a serious Koch problem Democrats Harry Reid has a serious Koch problem Matt Purple, Rare Staff 3:28am, May 8
Liberty! Equality! Piketty! Broken bureaucracy Liberty! Equality! Piketty! Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:27am, May 1
Rand Paul is growing the GOP – and the establishment hates it Conservatism today Rand Paul is growing the GOP – and the establishment hates it Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:14am, April 25
Why neoconservatism is incompatible with small government Republicans Why neoconservatism is incompatible with small government Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:53am, April 16
Conservatives ignore Jeb Bush at their peril Republicans Conservatives ignore Jeb Bush at their peril Matt Purple, Rare Staff 12:16pm, April 9