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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.


Hey Republican leadership: Health care reform isn’t just something you “do” Obamacare Hey Republican leadership: Health care reform isn’t just something you “do” , Rare Staff 11:43am, March 24
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President Donald Trump defangs the State Department Government run amok President Donald Trump defangs the State Department , Rare Staff 11:15am, March 23
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Why is reforming entitlements a third rail in Washington but adding more debt is not? Government run amok Why is reforming entitlements a third rail in Washington but adding more debt is not? , Rare Staff 9:37am, March 22
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Neil Gorsuch is the president Republicans wish they could have Rare Politics Neil Gorsuch is the president Republicans wish they could have , Rare Staff 4:49pm, March 21
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Saudi Arabia gushes over Donald Trump for all the wrong reasons Foreign policy Saudi Arabia gushes over Donald Trump for all the wrong reasons , Rare Staff 11:43am, March 20
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Why Donald Trump’s budget will end up increasing spending Government run amok Why Donald Trump’s budget will end up increasing spending , Rare Staff 12:59pm, March 17
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Anatomy of a media rope-a-dope: Rachel Maddow and Donald Trump’s tax returns Trump Anatomy of a media rope-a-dope: Rachel Maddow and Donald Trump’s tax returns , Rare Staff 4:14pm, March 15
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The next test of Donald Trump-style populism takes place today Around the world The next test of Donald Trump-style populism takes place today , Rare Staff 11:39am, March 15
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The CBO has no idea how many people will lose coverage under Ryancare Obamacare The CBO has no idea how many people will lose coverage under Ryancare , Rare Staff 11:07am, March 14
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Paul Ryan’s Obamacare replacement is a cosmetic rush job, and there’s a reason for that Obamacare Paul Ryan’s Obamacare replacement is a cosmetic rush job, and there’s a reason for that , Rare Staff 10:32am, March 13
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Democrats: Um, yeah, we’re probably not going to find evidence that Trump colluded with Russia Trump Democrats: Um, yeah, we’re probably not going to find evidence that Trump colluded with Russia , Rare Staff 10:13am, March 10
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Donald Trump’s bar fight foreign policy Foreign policy Donald Trump’s bar fight foreign policy , Rare Staff 8:24am, March 9
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Why the right to free expression must always be absolute Rare Liberty Why the right to free expression must always be absolute , Rare Staff 9:52am, March 8
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There’s more evidence Team Trump was wiretapped than that Trump colluded with Russia Trump There’s more evidence Team Trump was wiretapped than that Trump colluded with Russia , Rare Staff 10:29am, March 7
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As the civil service attacks, Trump needs full disclosure on Russia — and now Broken bureaucracy As the civil service attacks, Trump needs full disclosure on Russia — and now , Rare Staff 10:39am, March 3
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It isn’t Trump officials’ communications with Russians that are weird — it’s the cover-up Foreign policy It isn’t Trump officials’ communications with Russians that are weird — it’s the cover-up , Rare Staff 10:41am, March 2
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Trump’s address to Congress showed just how obliterated the Democrats are Democrats Trump’s address to Congress showed just how obliterated the Democrats are , Rare Staff 8:57am, March 1
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President Trump is amping up Barack Obama’s worst Middle East war Foreign policy President Trump is amping up Barack Obama’s worst Middle East war , Rare Staff 10:37am, February 28
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Donald Trump’s latest budget promises to make a farce out of fiscal responsibility Government run amok Donald Trump’s latest budget promises to make a farce out of fiscal responsibility , Rare Staff 3:59pm, February 27
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The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is a national embarrassment and Trump is right to skip Trump The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is a national embarrassment and Trump is right to skip , Rare Staff 10:11am, February 27
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At CPAC, Donald Trump completes his co-option of the conservative movement Conservatism today At CPAC, Donald Trump completes his co-option of the conservative movement , Rare Staff 1:02pm, February 24
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This year, the hottest issue at CPAC is rolling back the regulatory state Regulation nation This year, the hottest issue at CPAC is rolling back the regulatory state , Rare Staff 10:10am, February 24
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CPAC speaker calls the alt-right “garden-variety left-wing fascists” as people walk out Conservatism today CPAC speaker calls the alt-right “garden-variety left-wing fascists” as people walk out , Rare Staff 11:41am, February 23
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What Donald Trump understands about Sweden Immigration What Donald Trump understands about Sweden , Rare Staff 9:42am, February 22
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Milo’s comments about pedophilia made me feel sorry for him Conservatism today Milo’s comments about pedophilia made me feel sorry for him , Rare Staff 9:36am, February 21
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Being a conservative means a lot more than just hating the media Conservatism today Being a conservative means a lot more than just hating the media , Rare Staff 11:35am, February 20
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Donald Trump’s critics are putting too many eggs in the Russia basket Trump Donald Trump’s critics are putting too many eggs in the Russia basket , Rare Staff 10:19am, February 17
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Trump channels Fidel Castro on a balcony in the nuttiest presidential press conference ever Trump Trump channels Fidel Castro on a balcony in the nuttiest presidential press conference ever , Rare Staff 3:56pm, February 16
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Shame on John McCain for not supporting Donald Trump’s budget director nominee Government run amok Shame on John McCain for not supporting Donald Trump’s budget director nominee , Rare Staff 10:25am, February 16
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Donald Trump has had a terrible week. He would still beat Elizabeth Warren in 2020 Democrats Donald Trump has had a terrible week. He would still beat Elizabeth Warren in 2020 , Rare Staff 2:00pm, February 15
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