Matt Purple

Here come the Nineties

19 October 2021 4:36 pm

Everyone is bullish on natural gas, but I think America’s most inexhaustible resource might be 1990s nostalgia. Every time it…

What if America doesn’t want to ‘Build Back Better’?

18 October 2021 4:36 pm

We begin today with the reigning alpha of the self-celebrated political super-staffers. Enter Ron Klain, President Joe Biden’s chief of…

A government of drunken sailors

1 October 2021 3:50 pm

It seems strange, but just two decades ago the United States government had a balanced budget. Bill Clinton had run…

Joe Biden’s history tour from hell

28 September 2021 4:54 pm

Breaking news from off the wires this morning. Apparently the guy who almost punched out a Detroit factory worker on…

A lament for the overtaxed smoker

23 September 2021 2:53 pm

There is a spot of Washington DC, a few blocks of downtown not far from the White House, where a…

Jeopardy! is in trouble

16 September 2021 6:33 pm

THIS…iiiiiis Jeopardy! And it’s time now for today’s final answer. This pack of gibbering monsters is witlessly tearing down everything…

Nicki Minaj blasphemes against the woke

15 September 2021 3:49 pm

Nicki Minaj has weighed in on the coronavirus vaccine, and the nation hasn’t been this relieved since Katy Perry peer-reviewed…

9/11 and the war on terror kiddie table

10 September 2021 2:43 pm

The thing about childhood is that eventually you’re supposed to grow up. It’s with this in mind that we turn…

Our Handmaid’s Tale hysteria

8 September 2021 4:14 pm

If you read one book this fall, make it The Handmaid’s Tale TV show. And then don’t read another book,…

Biden’s mad-lib bungle 

28 August 2021 6:12 pm

The terrorist attack at Kabul airport on Thursday was so horrific as to summon the word ‘unprecedented’. But it was…

Why European criticism of the US Afghanistan pullout is so refreshing

23 August 2021 6:19 am

You actually can spell ‘North Atlantic Treaty Organization’ without ‘America’, as it turns out. You can also, however, spell ‘North Atlantic…

I think Donald Trump’s email team is trying to murder me

18 August 2021 4:10 pm

I remember well the day this all began. The rain was slanting through the gray air and drops were plinking…

A lament for Washington DC (no, seriously)

3 August 2021 1:07 pm

Washington DC — I’ll try not to overstate things here — does not have a stellar reputation. Most Americans regard…

Can I join Marjorie Taylor Greene in Twitter jail?

27 July 2021 2:28 pm

Marjorie Taylor Greene held a press conference late last week. It took place inside, meaning the Jews with the space…

My coup would have been better than your coup

20 July 2021 8:41 am

Donald Trump has issued another statement after being criticized by his former staffers in recent days. Here’s an excerpt: ‘Every…

We are all Donald Rumsfeld

5 July 2021 1:58 am

Donald Rumsfeld died last week — and it’s just so easy, isn’t it? It’s so convenient to dance on the…

Biden brings a nuke to a gun fight

28 June 2021 5:32 am

Joe Biden has released a new statement on gun control and it’s about as concise and coherent as you would…

Can Mike Pence win in 2024?

14 June 2021 10:14 pm

The vice presidency, as even the most remedial student of American politics will tell you, is not the most exciting…

Lab leaks and the return of X-Files politics

7 June 2021 2:31 am

It began last month when the Wall Street Journal reported that three researchers from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology had…

How Jon Stewart killed comedy

15 May 2021 7:03 am

Somewhere along the way, Jon Stewart discovered he could make stupid people laugh by smirking at Fox News clips —…

Meet the male Karens

3 May 2021 9:22 pm

Several weeks back, I went for a run in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria in Northern Virginia. It’s the…

Why I’m all in for Caitlyn for Governor

26 April 2021 7:05 pm

Gird your loins and grab your betting guides: there is to be a California recall election! Angry Golden Staters have…

Matt Gaetz

Matt Gaetz and the death of the Republican sex scandal

6 April 2021 1:04 am

Some hot water this week for Rep. Matt Gaetz. The Sunshine State Republican and adroit controversialist stands accused of everything…

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Andrew Cuomo: the Princess Di of the Plague

15 March 2021 5:58 am

Over the weekend, the two-hundred-and-forty-second woman to accuse Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment came forward. That number is no less…

Joe Biden’s infantilizing everyman theater

2 March 2021 12:22 am

One of my favorite photos of all time comes from a 2012 March Madness basketball game that then-president Barack Obama…