Matthew Reade is the editor-in-chief of the Claremont Independent, an award-winning journal of campus news and political thought that has become one of the most influential and widely read campus publications in America. His writing for the Independent has appeared in several national publications, including the Washington Post, and his news coverage has been featured at many more media outlets—ranging from Fox News to National Review Online.

Upon graduating from Pomona College in 2018, where he currently studies Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, Mr. Reade plans to attend law school.


Featured Work

Make Title IX Fair Again,” American Greatness, 20 September 2017.

The War on Meritocracy,” Merion West, 1 August 2017.

Silencing Dissent Is Social Injustice,” The Claremont Independent, 22 July 2017.

Students Demand Administration ‘Take Action’ Against Student Journalists,” The Claremont Independent, 17 April 2017.

What a Late-Night Uber Taught Me About American Politics,” The Claremont Independent, 25 November 2016.

What Is Killing American Politics?” The Claremont Independent, 25 September 2016 (featured in the Washington Post on 26 October 2016).

Media Appearances

Below are highlighted media appearances, as well as noteworthy references to Matthew Reade and his work in popular media outlets.

26 October 2016 — The Washington Post

In her overview of millennial opinion in the run-up to the 2016 election, Susan Svrluga of the Washington Post discusses Matthew’s September article analyzing the problem of political polarization.

10 February 2016 — Southern California Public Radio
Student Forum — VideoAudio

Matthew discusses his support for Marco Rubio in the aftermath of the Florida senator’s fifth-place finish in the New Hampshire primary. Later in the broadcast, he defends the Republican Party’s platform for the 2016 general election, with a special focus upon income inequality and immigration.

Audio Appearance Times: 32:00 – 47:37 :: 1:01:50 – 1:18:24
Video Appearance Times: 37:00 – 52:34 :: 1:16:25 – 1:33:50


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