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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.


An inept overreach, not an authoritarian coup Trump An inept overreach, not an authoritarian coup , Rare Staff 11:08am, May 10
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The federal government doesn’t need to be relocated, it needs to be cut Government run amok The federal government doesn’t need to be relocated, it needs to be cut , Rare Staff 11:54am, May 9
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Marine Le Pen is now the voice of the opposition in France Around the world Marine Le Pen is now the voice of the opposition in France , Rare Staff 11:36am, May 8
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A conservative skeptical of the Republican health care bill thinks out loud Obamacare A conservative skeptical of the Republican health care bill thinks out loud , Rare Staff 1:16pm, May 5
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Why we shouldn’t pop the champagne over House Republicans voting to replace Obamacare Obamacare Why we shouldn’t pop the champagne over House Republicans voting to replace Obamacare , Rare Staff 4:23pm, May 4
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What if we treated the government like United Airlines? Broken bureaucracy What if we treated the government like United Airlines? , Rare Staff 1:24pm, May 4
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The election is over but Hillary Clinton’s self-pitying presidential campaign rolls onward Democrats The election is over but Hillary Clinton’s self-pitying presidential campaign rolls onward , Rare Staff 10:42am, May 3
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Bipartisanship: Republicans and Democrats unite to pass calamitously awful budget Government run amok Bipartisanship: Republicans and Democrats unite to pass calamitously awful budget , Rare Staff 11:24am, May 1
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Poll finds yuge and expanding support for the Iran nuclear deal Foreign policy Poll finds yuge and expanding support for the Iran nuclear deal , Rare Staff 10:41am, April 28
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Donald Trump’s tax plan might be skeletal but so far its bones look pretty good Taxation nation Donald Trump’s tax plan might be skeletal but so far its bones look pretty good , Rare Staff 11:13am, April 27
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Remember Syria? Foreign policy Remember Syria? , Rare Staff 9:45am, April 26
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There was a conservative in Sunday’s French presidential race and it wasn’t Marine Le Pen Conservatism today There was a conservative in Sunday’s French presidential race and it wasn’t Marine Le Pen , Rare Staff 10:25am, April 24
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Review: Bill O'Reilly's 1998 crime fiction novel "Those Who Trespass" The media Review: Bill O'Reilly's 1998 crime fiction novel "Those Who Trespass" , Rare Staff 2:16pm, April 21
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Bill O’Reilly, self-styled cable news cop, becomes the enemy he once fought The media Bill O’Reilly, self-styled cable news cop, becomes the enemy he once fought , Rare Staff 10:34am, April 20
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As voters turn against them, the left cries out for less democracy Democrats As voters turn against them, the left cries out for less democracy , Rare Staff 10:38am, April 19
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It's Alex Jones' fluoride-polluted world; we're just living in it The media It's Alex Jones' fluoride-polluted world; we're just living in it , Rare Staff 10:51am, April 18
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Facing minority status, Democrats are right to “feel the Bern” Democrats Facing minority status, Democrats are right to “feel the Bern” , Rare Staff 4:14pm, April 17
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The “first 100 days” is a stupid metric and Donald Trump should ignore it Trump The “first 100 days” is a stupid metric and Donald Trump should ignore it , Rare Staff 10:10am, April 14
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This week Donald Trump became just another Republican president Trump This week Donald Trump became just another Republican president , Rare Staff 10:38am, April 13
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"Mad Dog" Mattis emerges as a voice of reason on Syria Foreign policy "Mad Dog" Mattis emerges as a voice of reason on Syria , Rare Staff 9:36am, April 12
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Donald Trump will disappoint the war hawks yet Foreign policy Donald Trump will disappoint the war hawks yet , Rare Staff 1:02pm, April 11
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In these uncertain times, at least Marco Rubio’s foreign policy ignorance remains a constant Foreign policy In these uncertain times, at least Marco Rubio’s foreign policy ignorance remains a constant , Rare Staff 2:18pm, April 7
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Trump lurches from anti-war insurgent to swamp warrior, with huge consequences to follow Foreign policy Trump lurches from anti-war insurgent to swamp warrior, with huge consequences to follow , Rare Staff 10:50am, April 7
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Donald Trump, shattered Syria and the cult of "do something" Foreign policy Donald Trump, shattered Syria and the cult of "do something" , Rare Staff 9:51am, April 6
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Media shouts at Trump to "take action" on Syria Foreign policy Media shouts at Trump to "take action" on Syria , Rare Staff 12:18pm, April 5
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What exactly is Chuck Schumer thinking with this filibuster? Democrats What exactly is Chuck Schumer thinking with this filibuster? , Rare Staff 6:05pm, April 3
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Venezuela’s socialist government seals its fate and makes violent revolution inevitable Around the world Venezuela’s socialist government seals its fate and makes violent revolution inevitable , Rare Staff 11:06am, March 31
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At the rate we’re going, we’ll be stuck in the Middle East for decades to come Foreign policy At the rate we’re going, we’ll be stuck in the Middle East for decades to come , Rare Staff 10:43am, March 30
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March 29 is a historic day: Britain officially begins its divorce from the European Union Around the world March 29 is a historic day: Britain officially begins its divorce from the European Union , Rare Staff 9:41am, March 29
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Don’t blame Trump: The health bill’s failure was Paul Ryan’s doing through and through Republicans Don’t blame Trump: The health bill’s failure was Paul Ryan’s doing through and through , Rare Staff 10:43am, March 27
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