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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.


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
Conservatives and the “Reagan did it” problem Conservatism today Conservatives and the “Reagan did it” problem , Rare Staff 3:40pm, February 4
When will the hawks finally learn the lesson of Syria? Foreign policy When will the hawks finally learn the lesson of Syria? , Rare Staff 11:00am, February 4
The Obama economy is in the tank: why the unemployment numbers hide the real story Rare Politics The Obama economy is in the tank: why the unemployment numbers hide the real story , Rare Staff 9:29am, February 4
Get ready to start hearing about Rand Paul’s comments on vaccines Election 2016 Get ready to start hearing about Rand Paul’s comments on vaccines , Rare Staff 11:06am, February 3
Bill Belichick is a Democrat and other weird political facts about the Super Bowl teams Sports Bill Belichick is a Democrat and other weird political facts about the Super Bowl teams , Rare Staff 3:32pm, February 2
Michelle Obama parts ways with Michael Moore, gets American Sniper right Getting it Right Michelle Obama parts ways with Michael Moore, gets American Sniper right , Rare Staff 11:14am, February 2
“American Sniper” reminds us to oppose the war, not those who served Rare Entertainment “American Sniper” reminds us to oppose the war, not those who served , Rare Staff 3:19pm, January 26
The lesson of the Charlie Hebdo murders is to double down on the Bill of Rights Liberty rising The lesson of the Charlie Hebdo murders is to double down on the Bill of Rights , Rare Staff 1:15pm, January 22
Not attending the Paris anti-terrorism rally is typical Obama Obama Not attending the Paris anti-terrorism rally is typical Obama , Rare Staff 4:43pm, January 13
Conservatives trying to reform foreign policy need to do better Foreign policy Conservatives trying to reform foreign policy need to do better , Rare Staff 3:56pm, January 5