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Matt Purple is the online editor of The Spectator’s World edition.
Ignore the woke outrage over carols and movies: the entire point of the season is to feel unsettled
By Matt Purple
For Joe Manchin, constituency was always going to trump ideology
The torching of the Fox News tree calls to mind a culture war gone by
He had something all too rare in today’s politics: a sense of humor
America’s politics and celebrity culture blur together yet again as a TV doctor runs for Senate
A new Covid variant arrives, but just how hysterical should we be?
By dealing in caricatures, they cause us to caricature each other. Then comes dinner
Paul Gosar gets censured as our legislative body focuses like a laser on what matters
Science & Tech
Our own Dr. Frankenstein wants to innovate the world away — again
America’s most undiplomatic politician heads to France to unwind a diplomatic faux pas
MSNBC did not handle Glenn Youngkin’s win well
His campaign exuded weirdness because Democrats have lost touch
America’s most haunted place makes for great storytelling
Facebook overhauled our social contract and unleashed forces it can’t control
Matt Purple, Amber Athey and guest Nate Hochman of the National Review discuss the revelation that Loudoun County schools may have concealed a rape in the service of woke ideology.
How Jon Stewart killed comedy
The left’s Nicene Creed
Joe Biden’s history tour from hell
Our Handmaid’s Tale hysteria
Our puritanical left-wing elect
Is Biden’s inflated presidency about to burst?
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.