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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.


You didn’t care when Obama did it Government run amok You didn’t care when Obama did it Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:45am, February 2
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Neil Gorsuch, foe of the bureaucracy, is a worthy heir to the Scalia seat Getting it Right Neil Gorsuch, foe of the bureaucracy, is a worthy heir to the Scalia seat Matt Purple, Rare Staff 9:56am, February 1
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Here’s the one thing Donald Trump could do to really make our immigration system safer Immigration Here’s the one thing Donald Trump could do to really make our immigration system safer Matt Purple, Rare Staff 12:39pm, January 31
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Donald Trump’s refugee ban was poorly considered, unnecessary and wrong Immigration Donald Trump’s refugee ban was poorly considered, unnecessary and wrong Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:03am, January 30
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No, Donald Trump, torture doesn’t work, and we’re not going down that road again Rare Politics No, Donald Trump, torture doesn’t work, and we’re not going down that road again Matt Purple, Rare Staff 10:14am, January 27
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Donald Trump is right to push back against China but he needs to be more careful Foreign policy Donald Trump is right to push back against China but he needs to be more careful Matt Purple, Rare Staff 9:36am, January 26
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You won’t believe the number of Californians who want to secede from the United States Rare Politics You won’t believe the number of Californians who want to secede from the United States Matt Purple, Rare Staff 9:16am, January 25
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No, Tom Cotton, the Iran deal isn’t dead—and we’re better off because of it Foreign policy No, Tom Cotton, the Iran deal isn’t dead—and we’re better off because of it Matt Purple, Rare Staff 12:56pm, January 24
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Trump spent the weekend behaving like a fool—he also implemented some pretty great policies Rare Politics Trump spent the weekend behaving like a fool—he also implemented some pretty great policies Matt Purple, Rare Staff 1:32pm, January 23
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Get the hell out of the streets and stop lighting stuff on fire What's wrong with people Get the hell out of the streets and stop lighting stuff on fire Matt Purple, Rare Staff 4:17pm, January 20
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We are fortunate to live in a country with peaceful transfers of power Getting it Right We are fortunate to live in a country with peaceful transfers of power Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:24am, January 20
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Barack Obama’s progressive agenda has failed — his legacy will be decided by his successor Obama Barack Obama’s progressive agenda has failed — his legacy will be decided by his successor Matt Purple, Rare Staff 9:48am, January 19
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Stop pretending you know exactly what Donald Trump is going to do Rare Politics Stop pretending you know exactly what Donald Trump is going to do Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:33am, January 18
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Donald Trump is right to criticize NATO, but he shouldn’t try to dismantle it Foreign policy Donald Trump is right to criticize NATO, but he shouldn’t try to dismantle it Matt Purple, Rare Staff 2:02pm, January 16
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Trump’s pick to head the CIA wants to collect your personal metadata—all of it The right to privacy Trump’s pick to head the CIA wants to collect your personal metadata—all of it Matt Purple, Rare Staff 1:26pm, January 12
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Donald Trump is exposing the obsolescence of the White House press corps The media Donald Trump is exposing the obsolescence of the White House press corps Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:49am, January 12
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The latest allegations against Trump are absurd, but don’t blame BuzzFeed Rare Liberty The latest allegations against Trump are absurd, but don’t blame BuzzFeed Matt Purple, Rare Staff 3:00pm, January 11
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Republicans and Democrats are already swapping positions on fiscal responsibility Government run amok Republicans and Democrats are already swapping positions on fiscal responsibility Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:12am, January 10
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Why is Lawrence O’Donnell allowed to have political opinions but Meryl Streep isn’t? Rare Politics Why is Lawrence O’Donnell allowed to have political opinions but Meryl Streep isn’t? Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:50am, January 9
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Donald Trump punts his Great Wall to Congress, ensuring it probably won’t be built Immigration Donald Trump punts his Great Wall to Congress, ensuring it probably won’t be built Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:44am, January 6
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I’m an opponent of Obamacare. Now that we’re about to repeal it, I’m nervous Obamacare I’m an opponent of Obamacare. Now that we’re about to repeal it, I’m nervous Matt Purple, Rare Staff 12:59pm, January 5
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Our political climate is the most hysterical it’s been since the run-up to the Iraq war Election 2016 Our political climate is the most hysterical it’s been since the run-up to the Iraq war Matt Purple, Rare Staff 9:22am, January 5
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Anthony Bourdain: Last of the real liberals Rare Politics Anthony Bourdain: Last of the real liberals Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:29am, January 3
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President Obama’s last-minute slap against Russia will prove to be useless Foreign policy President Obama’s last-minute slap against Russia will prove to be useless Matt Purple, Rare Staff 1:08pm, December 30
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In condemning Israel, Obama and the U.N. further a destructive delusion Foreign policy In condemning Israel, Obama and the U.N. further a destructive delusion Matt Purple, Rare Staff 12:41pm, December 26
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In proposing tariffs, Donald Trump goes full George W. Bush Regulation nation In proposing tariffs, Donald Trump goes full George W. Bush Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:48am, December 22
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Here’s what Donald Trump needs to do to fix America’s infrastructure Broken bureaucracy Here’s what Donald Trump needs to do to fix America’s infrastructure Matt Purple, Rare Staff 8:29am, December 22
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No, anti-nepotism laws should not be ignored so Trump can appoint his family Conservatism today No, anti-nepotism laws should not be ignored so Trump can appoint his family Matt Purple, Rare Staff 4:13pm, December 20
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John Podesta, Russian stooge Foreign policy John Podesta, Russian stooge Matt Purple, Rare Staff 3:50pm, December 19
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Syrian rebels torched a convoy of civilians over the weekend Foreign policy Syrian rebels torched a convoy of civilians over the weekend Matt Purple, Rare Staff 11:53am, December 19
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