In the wake of the events on January 6th, I decided to take a look back at my notes during the 2016 election (which I covered on Purple). One of the pieces that I remembered and immediately pulled up was Andrew Sullivan’s op-ed in New York Magazine published on May…


Andrew McCabe, the Deputy Director of the FBI, resigned his post today (Jan 29, 2018). He was already set to retire this year, but seems like he rushed his goodbye more than planned. The question is, why?

We’re not sure what the answer is yet, but here are some interesting…


Let’s take a look at some of these comments that left me reacting like…

She just isn’t likeable.


I sent this text out to my Purple channel a week or so ago and have been working on this post to answer all of the awesome texts I received back asking questions.

If you have any more questions or thoughts about this post, text Rebecca to 35945 to subscribe…


One summer afternoon in the mailroom of a U.S. Senator I started a Tumblr blog called Purple Politics. I was still in college and had achieved full political-nerd status with my friends, who would use me as their news source in lieu of reading the news themselves. …


The Supreme Court handed down a big decision today, but to understand it we gotta go back to the 90's.

Back in the day, racial re-districting (redrawing districts based on race) was actually something Democrats/liberals supported. The Voting Rights Act, which was passed in 1965, barred states from diluting minority…


Information is the currency of democracy (shoutout to Ralph Nader for that quote). But information does not work without trust.

We choose not to investigate every piece of news ourselves. Realistically, we can’t. Continually fact-checking and vetting the news we receive would be exhausting. …


I’m going to take you on a little journey through the history of health care in the U.S., so we can better understand how the system we have today was created.

So hop in the Delorian and gun it to 88, because we’re going back in time.

Before the 1920’s…


Sooo this has been bothering me for the past 2 days. I really want to correct the record on vaccines.

Trump nominated Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to head a committee on vaccine safety. RFK Jr. is a noted “anti-vax” person, meaning he believes vaccines cause problems for children.

This is…

Rebecca Harris

PM @ The Infatuation, Cofounder of Purple

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