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

Politics

Joe Biden daydreams about civil rights

His supposed anti-racism record is an empty fabrication, like so much of his presidency

By Matt Purple

Politics

The meritocrat and the aristocrat

Jeffrey Epstein and Prince Andrew show that power corrupts, whether it’s self-made or hereditary

By Matt Purple

International

The coming war with…um…Canada?

A columnist from Up North warns that soon Canada might have to intervene in America

By Matt Purple

Politics

Biden’s coming year of paralysis

The president’s agenda looks as frozen as snowed-in Washington, DC

By Matt Purple

Business

The dive is alive

When our restaurant scene is rebuilt, perhaps there will be room once again for the humble dive

By Matt Purple

Politics

Farewell to 2021, 2020’s dull hangover

It was a stagnant year, though we did manage to tick off the French

By Matt Purple

Culture

I’m dreaming of a ‘problematic’ Christmas

Ignore the woke outrage over carols and movies: the entire point of the season is to feel unsettled

By Matt Purple

Politics

Build Back Better was doomed from the start

For Joe Manchin, constituency was always going to trump ideology

By Matt Purple

Politics

The war on Christmas comes home

The torching of the Fox News tree calls to mind a culture war gone by

By Matt Purple

Politics

Missing Bob Dole in witless Washington

He had something all too rare in today’s politics: a sense of humor

By Matt Purple

Politics

The merry old land of Dr. Oz

America’s politics and celebrity culture blur together yet again as a TV doctor runs for Senate

By Matt Purple

COVID

Omigod it’s the omicron

A new Covid variant arrives, but just how hysterical should we be?

By Matt Purple

Politics

How cable news ruined Thanksgiving

By dealing in caricatures, they cause us to caricature each other. Then comes dinner

By Matt Purple

Politics

Congress: worst anime ever

Paul Gosar gets censured as our legislative body focuses like a laser on what matters

By Matt Purple

Science & Tech

Reality is enough without Zuckerberg’s metaverse

Our own Dr. Frankenstein wants to innovate the world away — again

By Matt Purple

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