Author Archives: Matt Purple

The Ideologues Who Wrecked Libya

As lawlessness reigns, those who pushed us into toppling Gaddafi are due for a reckoning.

#MeToo Becomes a Revolution

Change to our sexual ethic is needed. But what if we end up losing more than we gain?

The Right’s Biggest Wedge Issue: Donald Trump

His personality has opened a strange fissure in the GOP.

Taking a Knee in the Culture War

Why are we compelled to choose sides, immediately, on everything?

Gun Control: The New Moral Crusade

Repeal the Second Amendment? We know how this movie ends.

Why Should Catalonia Not be Free?

Madrid can’t seem to answer that question and Spain is now on the brink.

Trump Backs Down on ‘The Wall’

The government should remain open next week, but who knows where we are headed next?

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