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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.

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 , 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 , 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 , 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 , 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 , 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 , 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 , 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 , 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 , 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 , 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 , 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 , 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 , 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? , 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 , 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 , 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 , Rare Staff 9:22am, January 5
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NYT wonders if Trump is a threat to democracy. Where have they been for the past 80 years? Election 2016 NYT wonders if Trump is a threat to democracy. Where have they been for the past 80 years? , Rare Staff 1:44pm, December 16
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How’s Brexit going? So far, so good, but the EU is getting ready to play hardball Foreign policy How’s Brexit going? So far, so good, but the EU is getting ready to play hardball , Rare Staff 1:00pm, October 21
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Bill Weld: Libertarian or New England Republican? Election 2016 Bill Weld: Libertarian or New England Republican? , Rare Staff 10:16am, May 23
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Barack Obama should butt out of Britain’s European Union debate Foreign policy Barack Obama should butt out of Britain’s European Union debate , Rare Staff 10:15am, April 26
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The left’s comedic echo chamber Democrats The left’s comedic echo chamber , Rare Staff 10:20am, April 18
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The green movement’s desperate Hail Mary The green fraud The green movement’s desperate Hail Mary , Rare Staff 8:00am, April 14
Americans like Claire Underwood. They don’t like her real-life counterpart Democrats Americans like Claire Underwood. They don’t like her real-life counterpart , Rare Staff 10:07am, March 6