About: Aleister

Aleister is Generation X small L libertarian originally known for his blog American Glob. He helped William Jacobson launch College Insurrection in the fall of 2012 and played a pivotal role in the creation of ElizabethWarrenWiki.org.

He covers higher education and politics for Legal Insurrection and often fills in for Jim Hoft at The Gateway Pundit.

He is also the editor of American Lookout.

Follow him on Twitter @AmericanGlob.




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Ann Coulter Speech Cancelled at Berkeley Over Safety Concerns

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UC Berkeley couldn’t (or wouldn’t) guarantee Ann Coulter’s safety, so her speech has been cancelled. In this case, leftists used the mere threat of violence to silence another conservative voice.

FOX News reports:

Ann Coulter cancels Berkeley event amid protests, says decision ‘a dark day for free speech in America’

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Harvard Poll Suggests Millennials Like Many of Trump’s Policies

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Posted by    Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 10:30am 4/27/2017 at 10:30am

They don’t like the man himself but it’s a different story on policy.

The College Fix reports:

Millennials dislike Trump, but like a lot of his policies: Harvard poll

On its face, a new poll indicates millennials deeply disapprove of President Donald Trump. However, further analysis of the survey shows there’s more common ground...

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Yale Students Engage in Symbolic Hunger Strike for Collective Bargaining

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Yale students are engaging in a hunger strike for collective bargaining rights but you need to read the fine print on their fast.

First, this report from the Yale Daily News:

Local 33 members begin hunger strike

Eight members of the graduate student union Local 33 began an indefinite, collective fast in front of...

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Pomona College Students: Hiring White Prof an ‘Egregious’ Offense

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 1:30pm 4/26/2017 at 1:30pm
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This is what happens when people place identity politics above everything else.

The Daily Caller reports:

Students Say College Hiring A White Professor Is An ‘Egregious’ Offense

Students at Pomona College don’t want sociology professor Alice Goffman to work on...

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Column: Public Universities That Indulge Student Mobs Should Face Penalties

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 10:30am 4/26/2017 at 10:30am
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It’s a valid point. Why should taxpayers be forced to subsidize public universities that refuse to uphold constitutional principles like free speech?

David French writes at National Review:

It’s Time to Crush Campus Censorship

The courts have failed. The culture is failing. Unless Congress acts, we may lose not only free speech on college...

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College Republicans at Hood College Threatened Over Conservative Display

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The display includes words that transgender people might find mean so it’s a big problem.

MRCTV reports:

Hood College Threatens Campus Republicans Over a Conservative Display

The president of the uber-liberal Hood College in Frederick, Maryland is now threatening to impose sanctions on the school’s College Republicans for posting a mean flier on a...

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Leftists Protest Trump by Invading Heritage Foundation Office

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A new left wing group called “People’s Action” invaded the office of the conservative think tank the Heritage Foundation on Tuesday afternoon.

Protesters carried signs that said they want a “budget for the people” and they clearly targeted Heritage for the trust President Trump has placed in the organization.

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Columbia Spending $2.5 Million to Study the Sex Lives of Students

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 1:30pm 4/25/2017 at 1:30pm

Doesn’t $2.5 million seem like an extraordinary sum for such a study?

Campus Reform reports:

Columbia spending $2.5M to study students’ sex lives

Columbia University is spending $2.5 million to study students’ sex lives and drinking habits, Columbia sociology professor Shamus Khan announced last week during a talk.

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College Republicans Now Suing Berkeley Over Ann Coulter Speech

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 10:30am 4/25/2017 at 10:30am
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It looked briefly as though this issue was resolved but the school wants to change the date and the College Republicans have clearly had it.

The Los Angeles Times reported:

Republican students sue to allow Ann Coulter’s speech this week at...

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NYU Prof Defends ‘Snowflake’ Hostility to Free Speech

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7:30am 4/25/2017 at 7:30am

We’ve come to the point where progressives are openly admitting they don’t believe in free speech. Ulrich Baer teaches comparative literature at NYU.

He writes at the New York Times:

What ‘Snowflakes’ Get Right About Free Speech

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Liz Warren Claims She’s Not Running for President in 2020 but…

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Elizabeth Warren says she’s not running for president in 2020. She could have fooled us. Her actions suggest not only is she running, she has already begun. Still, she denies it.

The Washington Free Beacon reported:

Warren: ‘I’m Not Running for President in 2020’

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Donors Flee Drexel U. Over Prof Who Wished for White Genocide

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Remember this guy? His inflammatory statements are starting to cost his employer.

Campus Reform reports:

Students, donors fleeing Drexel over prof’s inflammatory tweets

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Bernie Sanders Defends Ann Coulter’s Right to Free Speech

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Posted by    Monday, April 24, 2017 at 10:30am 4/24/2017 at 10:30am

Bernie was asked about the Ann Coulter situation at Berkeley and he defended her. Amazing.

The Hill reports:

Sanders denounces threats against Ann Coulter

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) denounced the threats made against conservative pundit Ann Coulter that forced the University of California, Berkley, to postpone her appearance this week.

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Oxford University: Failing to Make Eye Contact With Others Might be Racist

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Posted by    Monday, April 24, 2017 at 7:30am 4/24/2017 at 7:30am

Is there anything that the left doesn’t think is evidence of racism?

The College Fix reports:

Oxford University: Not making eye contact with others might be racist

The utter waste of money that is an “Equality and Diversity Unit” has struck again, this time across the pond at the University of Oxford.

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New Harvard Club Seeks to Foster Free Speech on Campus

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It’s amazing that no one at Harvard has thought to do this before now.

USA Today reports:

New Harvard club courts controversy to foster free speech on campus

When Conor Healy was a freshman at Harvard, he applied to take a freshman seminar class on free speech. Originally from Toronto, Healy chose the class...

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Can we all agree the Clintons should just go away?

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Posted by    Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 10:30am 4/23/2017 at 10:30am

Democratic Party loyalists may tell you they still believe Hillary should have won the election but she didn’t and at this point, most people feel done with her. It’s not just Hillary either, it’s Bill and Chelsea as well.

How else can you explain a piece like this in Vanity Fair?

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Wesleyan University to Open Social Justice Center at Cost of $220K Annually

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Posted by    Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 10:00am 4/23/2017 at 10:00am

Wesleyan also has a terrible rating for free speech. Go figure.

The College Fix reports:

University rated one of the worst for free speech to open $220,000-a-year social justice center

Wesleyan University — rated one of the worst in the nation for free speech by a nonprofit watchdog group — is slated to roll...

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