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

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

Europe

Kamala in Paris

America’s most undiplomatic politician heads to France to unwind a diplomatic faux pas

By Matt Purple

Politics

I’m a racist, you’re a racist, we are racists all

MSNBC did not handle Glenn Youngkin’s win well

By Matt Purple

Politics

The McAuliffe clown car crashes

His campaign exuded weirdness because Democrats have lost touch

By Matt Purple

Books

Long live the New England horror story

America’s most haunted place makes for great storytelling

By Matt Purple

Science & Tech

Mark Zuckerberg, un-conservative

Facebook overhauled our social contract and unleashed forces it can’t control

By Matt Purple

The District

Podcast: The madness in Loudoun County

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.

By Matt Purple

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