Hailing from Sacramento, California, Matthew Reade is the editor-in-chief emeritus 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 has appeared in several national publications, including the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and American Greatness.

A Koch Institute summer fellow, Matthew researched housing and education policy for the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, before spending the fall of 2016 with the education policy team at the American Enterprise Institute.

In May 2018, Matthew graduated from Pomona College, where he studied Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. His thesis about administrative power has won Pomona’s Politea Prize, as well as the Mary Ford Bacon Prize for the best essay on the U.S. Constitution. This fall, he plans to begin law school at the University of Chicago.

Featured Work

Why America Is Exceptional,” The Claremont Independent, 4 July 2018.

Conservatives Can Benefit From Liberal Colleges,” The Wall Street Journal, 24 May 2018.

I’ve edited a conservative paper on a very liberal campus. Here’s what I’ve learned,” The College Fix, 28 March 2018.

The Threat You Don’t Know About,” The Claremont Independent, 28 January 2018.

Yes Means Yes, Obviously,” The Claremont Independent, 17 November 2017.

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).

Private: 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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