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Matt Purple is an editor at Rare.us.
by | Apr 14, 2017

Is there a more unsettling day on the Christian calendar than Palm Sunday? The enduring quietude of Lent suddenly breaks,…

by | Apr 10, 2015

It’s often said there’s an Eleventh Commandment in conservative politics: “Thou shalt not speak ill of any Republican.” This edict…

by | Jan 30, 2015

IRS records will note that as a child I was the founder of two clubs, the first of which was…

by | Jan 9, 2015

The puckish French newspaper Charlie Hebdo was attacked by Islamic thugs on Wednesday, and the West’s reaction brought to mind…

by | Oct 3, 2014

Recently four members of that least-recognized Indian tribe “Redskins Nation” agreed to participate in a Daily Show segment discussing the…

by | Jul 25, 2014

They call it the “Texas Miracle,” though California doesn’t think there’s anything heavenly about it. Texas’s economic boom, driven by…

by | Jul 11, 2014

In 1839, the future saint Jeanne Jugan gathered a group of women and girls, and began administering care to the…

by | Jun 30, 2014

The Supreme Court this morning struck down the Obamacare contraception mandate and ruled in favor of craft supply store Hobby…

by | Jun 25, 2014

I was at a boozy Washington function a few years ago when in walked Bob McDonnell, then-governor of Virginia, and…

by | Jun 24, 2014

From me to you, because you know you want some and because I want to up my clicks for the…

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