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

Campaign 2022

These midterms are like a campy 80s movie

As Dr. Oz is accused of murdering puppies, is it possible we’ve taken the joke too far?

By Matt Purple

Economics

Biden is in no position to attack Liz Truss

If unfunded tax cuts can spark inflation, then so can unfunded government spending

By Matt Purple

Politics

Connecticut and the rise of blue-state MAGA Republicans

Caught between Trump and wanting conservatives who can win

By Matt Purple

Politics

Biden finds a way to bungle a hurricane

Presidential pettiness aside, Florida has proven it can manage a storm

By Matt Purple

Campaign 2022

Is Lindsey Graham’s abortion bill a trap for Democrats?

Never underestimate the capacity of the pro-choice left to overreach

By Matt Purple

Culture

The tyranny of the specialists

Government by experts is more arbitrary and unstable than we like to think

By Matt Purple

Europe

She lived her best life

Against the internet’s cult of the self stood Queen Elizabeth II

By Matt Purple

Politics

Are the civil war LARPers having a moment?

Biden’s speech felt like an escalation

By Matt Purple

Campaign 2022

Biden’s American carnage

Rarely has a president attacked his own people so stridently

By Matt Purple

Campaign 2022

If there’s a horserace in the forest and no one hears it…

Why are the 2022 elections being hyped so early?

By Matt Purple

Europe

Ukraine is the first streaming service war

It debuted to a burst of attention only for everyone to lose interest

By Matt Purple

Place

Them dog days

Summer in broiling Washington reminds us that hard work isn’t everything

By Matt Purple

Politics

When the Clintons ransacked the White House

Donald Trump was right to point out the double standard after the Mar-a-Lago raid

By Matt Purple

Economics

Inflation is the great destroyer

Joe Biden, take note: you’re no Ronald Reagan

By Matt Purple

Politics

The worldwide working-class counterrevolution

You don’t mess with the people who grow your food

By Matt Purple

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