Matt Purple

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…


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…

Joe Biden, the background-noise president

23 February 2021 2:48 am

I’m not in the habit of feeling sorry for Joe Biden, but for a few minutes last week, it was…


MAGA arrives at the last level of the video game

10 January 2021 4:51 am

I played my share of video games when I was a kid and there was nothing quite like getting to…

American meltdown: a democratic disaster

3 October 2020 9:00 am

What if no one accepts the election result?

drunken uncle

2020, the Year of the Drunken Uncle

5 March 2020 3:20 am

How in the world did Chris Matthews get himself fired? To be sure, the man did stick his foot in…

foreign policy

Global warning: 2020 Dems are floundering on foreign policy

26 February 2020 1:53 am

This article is in The Spectator’s March 2020 US edition. Subscribe here. What would a Michael Bloomberg foreign policy look like? A…


How to lose votes and bore people

11 January 2020 3:54 am

This article is in The Spectator’s January 2020 US edition. Subscribe here. If we can’t be governed, we may as well be…

john bolton

John Bolton and the nationalist moment

12 September 2019 3:40 am

John Bolton has left the White House and those of us who desire some modicum of peace in this world…


Presidency Inc.

4 August 2019 6:06 am

Eric Swalwell, we hardly knew ye. And we might add that what we did know did not leave us pining…