Matt Purple

International

No to policing the world

Biden’s foreign policy is rooted in the mythology of the Cold War

By Matt Purple

Politics

MAGA arrives at the last level of the video game

For all the pathetic LARPing that took place on Wednesday, what happened inside the Capitol wasn’t a game

By Matt Purple

Politics

The demise of America has been greatly exaggerated

To be an American is to move ever forward, in pursuit of that ‘more perfect union’

By Matt Purple

Politics

What if no one accepts the election result?

We could be heading for a democratic disaster

By Matt Purple

Books

The fatwa artists

Twitter mobs are making journalism and literature more boring

By Matt Purple

Drink

Lacking liquor in Northern Virginia

Even closing liquor stores temporarily is dovetailing into a minor if global trend towards prohibition

By Matt Purple

Joe Biden and the vanished political age

The ghost of Washington past

By Matt Purple

Politics

2020, the Year of the Drunken Uncle

This election is going to annoy people on Twitter, and there are few callings higher than that

By Matt Purple

Politics

Global warning: 2020 Dems are floundering on foreign policy

We must end forever wars, except when Trump tries to end them

By Matt Purple

Politics

How to lose votes and bore people

Impeachment and the Democratic primary are the two weakest plot lines of The Donald Trump Show

By Matt Purple

Politics

John Bolton and the nationalist moment

Terminally wrong though he is, there is something fundamentally American about him

By Matt Purple

Politics

Presidency Inc.

Running for the highest office in the land is a money-making exercise

By Matt Purple

Politics

American conservatives look to Europe for inspiration

Three years ago at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) just outside Washington, I convened in a large room with a small group of mostly British expatriates to watch Nigel Farage rail against the European Union. That was then; this is now, and today Farage is one of the event’s most iconic superstars. His […]

By Matt Purple

The Donald Trump show enters season two

Next up on America, it’s the season two premiere of The Donald Trump Show. All your favorite characters are back—or are they? Will The Mooch be able to scheme and scream his way back into the White House? Will Steve Bannon, last seen indulging a quaff from his hip flask as a door embossed with […]

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