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

Politics

It’s only a culture war when the right does it

The New York Times says America’s battles are spreading to other countries

By Matt Purple

Politics

A party of extremists

The Democrats’ abortion bill is unlike anything America has ever seen

By Matt Purple

Politics

What’s so ‘progressive’ about abortion?

America is stuck in the past, just not in the way pro-choicers think

By Matt Purple

Law

Abortion and the culture war to come

The end of Roe could be the beginning of a revolution in how we think

By Matt Purple

Campaign 2022

The Real Housecucks of Ohio

Buckeye State Republicans deserved better than they got in their Senate primary

By Matt Purple

Culture

My raging case of ‘climate anxiety’

Fear of global warming is freaking out the privileged

By Matt Purple

Politics

Pelosi fights, McCarthy flails

House Republicans have a leadership problem

By Matt Purple

Politics

One nation under the CDC

Biden’s fight to save his mask mandate is all about power

By Matt Purple

Science & Tech

Elon Musk and tweeting on a volcano

Blue-checks are freaking out over his offer to buy Twitter — but Weimar this is not

By Matt Purple

Russia

Springtime for Cold War nostalgics

Weariness with, and wariness of, the Cold War was very real and ought to give us pause

By Matt Purple

Law

Cheers to the American jury system

At a time of elite corruption, panels of ordinary people keep getting it right

By Matt Purple

Culture

Our long national slapmare continues

Will Smith is banned from the Oscars as everyone else tries to learn lessons that aren’t there

By Matt Purple

Politics

It’s still Obama’s White House

Barack jokes about ‘Vice President Biden’ but his liberalism is in control

By Matt Purple

Culture

Just whistle while you woke

Disney leans in to identity politics and invites its own demise

By Matt Purple

Politics

G.I. Biden and the war in Ukraine

The president can’t stop undermining his own policy with gaffes

By Matt Purple

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