Author Archives: Matt Purple
On the dangers of Twitter mobs and conscripting teenagers into proxy wars.
John Bolton is that most ludicrous of creatures: the unreconstructed Bush-era foreign policy thinker.
Beyond wrecking the Middle East, the period was a blow to our national psyche—from which we have yet to recover.
He delivered a likely win for Democrats last night—and showed how thoroughly our politics have been scrambled.
Max Boot and Jennifer Rubin are wrong to claim classical liberalism as their own.
It’s the maintenance workers and taxi drivers who are always most interesting. Talking to those outside your political tribe must not become a lost art.
It changed our politics, briefly, fleetingly. Now Congress’s latest budget shows the GOP is back to its Bush-era ways.
Super Bowl LII had all the exhilaration of beating the establishment, which is exactly what America wanted.
We’ve turned him into a moralizing rallying call towards every war imaginable. In reality, he was far more complex than that.
Nicholas Kristof wonders if Trump is our first president with autocratic tendencies. Where has he been for the past 15 years?
Revolutions don’t die with their figureheads. Bannon’s radicalism has found a resonance it’s unlikely to lose.
Trump’s response to protests should be one of cautious restraint. And no, the nuclear deal hasn’t been discredited.
From South America to the EU, left-wing parties are in a state of crisis. Will next year only continue the damage?
As lawlessness reigns, those who pushed us into toppling Gaddafi are due for a reckoning.
Change to our sexual ethic is needed. But what if we end up losing more than we gain?
His personality has opened a strange fissure in the GOP.
Why are we compelled to choose sides, immediately, on everything?
Repeal the Second Amendment? We know how this movie ends.
Madrid can’t seem to answer that question and Spain is now on the brink.
The government should remain open next week, but who knows where we are headed next?
from The American Conservative