Matt Purple

What’s so ‘progressive’ about abortion?

10 May 2022 12:23 pm

From the UK Spectator this week comes a pair of essays by Douglas Murray and Melanie McDonagh praising the American abortion…

The Real Housecucks of Ohio

4 May 2022 11:42 pm

After eight months that felt like eighty years, the Ohio Republican Senate primary has at last come to a close.…

Pelosi fights, McCarthy flails

25 April 2022 11:57 am

Recently, money was extracted from the taxpayers at gunpoint to create a PBS puff piece about Nancy Pelosi. Called “Pelosi’s…

One nation under the CDC

22 April 2022 12:55 pm

For a brief moment, America was the cheering mission control room in every action movie. You know the one: the…

Elon Musk and tweeting on a volcano

19 April 2022 12:29 pm

Of all the hilarious freakouts over Elon Musk’s bid to buy Twitter, my personal favorite comes from journalism professor and…

It’s still Obama’s White House

7 April 2022 12:38 pm

Barack Obama returned to the White House this week, and his presence was a straight up blast from the past.…

Biden’s war: does he know what he’s doing?

2 April 2022 9:00 am

Is Biden’s approach to the war more calculating than it seems?

Old man yells at gas prices

23 March 2022 1:15 pm

President Joe Biden has lashed out at fossil fuel companies, accusing them of using high gas prices to “pad their…

When the establishment cries treason

16 March 2022 2:08 pm

Last week, former Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard released a video calling for a ceasefire in areas around American-funded biolabs in…

Ukraine couldn’t save Biden’s State of the Union

2 March 2022 5:30 pm

‘We oppose authoritarianism!’ our pundits all cry, before tuning in to watch the American president thunder like a god in…

Man flu is real

21 February 2022 7:28 am

Over New Year’s, I came down with the Omicron. Or as I put it to my wife, civilization as I…

The left’s Nicene Creed

15 February 2022 3:02 pm

I live in a blue city in a blue state, meaning I can’t so much as walk to the CVS…

A working-class liberty movement

10 February 2022 2:47 pm

We begin today in the Canadian Parliament, which has its own version of prime minister’s questions. And while it isn’t…

Glenn Youngkin’s brass-knuckled conservatism

7 February 2022 2:06 pm

How is the mood in Virginia these days? It appears to be a bit litigious. Last month, seven school boards…

Get ready for a brutal Supreme Court fight

27 January 2022 5:42 am

During the recent Supreme Court arguments in the school choice case Carson v. Makin (full disclosure: my wife does paralegal work…

Joe Biden daydreams about civil rights

19 January 2022 2:34 pm

What a civil rights legend is Joseph R. Biden. You can almost picture it if you daydream hard enough: the…

The meritocrat and the aristocrat

14 January 2022 2:48 pm

What a pair are Jeffrey Epstein and Prince Andrew — like peanut butter and petroleum jelly, like pepper and road…

The coming war with…um…Canada?

12 January 2022 12:58 am

We begin today by heading north, past Vermont, over Winterfell, above the Arctic Circle, beyond the part of the map…

Biden’s coming year of paralysis

4 January 2022 2:50 pm

The first workday of 2022 and already Washington, DC has been paralyzed by snow. That isn’t saying much, given that…

Build Back Better was doomed from the start

20 December 2021 7:01 am

Joe Manchin was never going to vote for Build Back Better. Now that he’s declared himself a “no” and all…

The war on Christmas comes home

17 December 2021 3:18 am

America’s longest war has just come home. Last week, Fox News’s All-American Christmas Tree, standing merrily outside the channel’s headquarters…

Missing Bob Dole in witless Washington

9 December 2021 2:07 pm

Bob Dole passed away this week, and according to the press coverage, he took with him an entire golden age…

How cable news ruined Thanksgiving

24 November 2021 12:09 pm

Jim Acosta is an edgy, edgy man. You can tell because he uses the word “bullshit” on live TV, which…

Congress: worst anime ever

19 November 2021 4:00 pm

Yes, yes, I know Congress has a lot to worry about these days. But have you seen the anime edit…

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

5 November 2021 12:49 pm

What news network did you watch on election night? Thankfully we all had plenty of options. There was CNN, where…