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Matt Purple is the online editor of The Spectator’s World edition.

Culture

Save American tipping culture

The problem is that if everything merits a tip, then nothing merits a tip

By Matt Purple

Politics

The generation war and why millennials are drifting leftward

Trump-backing boomers are suffering a backlash from their children

By Matt Purple

Politics

Can booze break the gridlock in Congress?

After a zillion failed speaker votes, there may be only one hope left

By Matt Purple

Politics

What is the point of the Republican Party anymore?

After eleven speaker votes and as many years of political struggles, it feels like a wake-up moment

By Matt Purple

Culture

Dry January is cruel

The season for porters, stouts, red ales, Bailey’s, eggnog and brandy is the bleak midwinter

By Matt Purple

Policy

The Covid hysterics’ bleak midwinter

What could be worse than an unmasked and normal Christmas?

By Matt Purple

Europe

The delusion that unites Biden and Macron

Why risk damage to the Franco-American relationship over electric cars?

By Matt Purple

Science & Tech

At war with my pearly whites

It feels good to smile again, in the American way, blinding anyone who looks at me directly

By Matt Purple

Campaign 2022

The Republican circular firing squad

After the midterms, the GOP gears up for yet another round of bloodletting

By Matt Purple

Campaign 2022

Why didn’t Democrats pay a price for their extremism?

Both parties this morning may be remembering a forgotten word: conventional

By Matt Purple

Campaign 2022

Seven things to watch for in tonight’s elections

You, too, can pretend to know what will happen before the results are in

By Matt Purple

Campaign 2022

The Pelosi/McCarthy feud at the heart of the midterms

They don’t like each other, and on Tuesday both of their careers are on the line

By Matt Purple

Campaign 2022

Democrats are losing because liberalism has become cruel

The ‘stop hate’ party embraces vicious identity politics, and voters have noticed

By Matt Purple

Politics

The Christian nationalism boogeyman

The left’s latest panic has obscured the GOP’s rising secularism

By Matt Purple

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