About: Aleister

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

In addition to his blogging for team Insurrection, he has written for Big Hollywood, Big Government and Twitchy.

Follow him on Twitter @AmericanGlob.




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Not funny: Jon Stewart interviews Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Daily Show
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Posted by    Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 8:30am 3/26/2015 at 8:30am
Ayaan Hirsi Ali Daily Show

Ayaan Hirsi Ali just published a new book which calls for reforms in Islam and she’s been making media appearances to promote it. This week she appeared on the Daily Show and came off as intelligent and well informed despite Jon Stewart’s repeated disrespectful attempts to take her off topic.

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Liberal Media Pitches Fit Over Cruz Candidacy

Cruz in Liberal Media
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Posted by    Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 11:30am 3/25/2015 at 11:30am
Cruz in Liberal Media

As you can probably imagine, Ted Cruz’s announcement about his plans to run for president in 2016 brought out a whole new level of crazy from liberals in media and most of it was very ugly.

The fine folks at Newsbusters have done a tremendous job chronicling the MSM reaction in words...

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Obamacare forces businessman to sell 16 IHOP restaurants

iHop Obamacare
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Posted by    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 12:00pm 3/24/2015 at 12:00pm
iHop Obamacare

Indiana business owner Scott Womack knows firsthand how Obamacare affects the economy and jobs. He just sold 16 of his IHOP restaurants because of the rules imposed by the law.

We recently reported that some restaurants in Seattle are having trouble with a new minimum wage policy.

Progressives seem to believe that any...

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House Homeland Security Chair: ISIS Terrorists are Inside U.S.

Michael McCaul
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Posted by    Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 7:30pm 3/22/2015 at 7:30pm
Michael McCaul

In an appearance on ABC News, House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul made a disturbing announcement.

Joel Gehrke of National Review:

Homeland Security Chair: ISIS Terrorists Are ‘Here In The United States’

ISIS terrorists are “here in the United States,” according to House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R., Texas), who believes it “would...

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Mob shouting “Kill the Jews” attacks London Synagogue

Attack at Synagogue
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Posted by    Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 4:30pm 3/22/2015 at 4:30pm
Attack at Synagogue

We have documented the rise of anti-Semitism throughout Europe, including the problem of Walking While Jewish, No Jew Go Zones, and the attacks on Jewish institutions, such as a Paris Synagogue.

Add another incident to the list. London police responded to an attack on a synagogue last night as a...

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Obama’s Contempt for Israel Affecting Iran Policy

Israel and Obama
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Posted by    Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 5:30pm 3/21/2015 at 5:30pm
Israel and Obama

Since Netanyahu’s victory last week, the Obama administration has offered little more than a cold shoulder to Israel, and seems more interested in talking to Iran.

The fact that Israel is our best ally in the region is overlooked while Obama continues working on his so-called “non-binding agreement.”

This morning on FOX and...

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The Arrogance of Hillary Clinton

Bill Whittle Clinton
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Posted by    Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 3:30pm 3/21/2015 at 3:30pm
Bill Whittle Clinton

The story of Hillary Clinton’s email server is already getting lost in spin and talking points. It’s easy to forget the fundamental fact at the center of the issue. Hilary Clinton violated the law.

Bill Whittle gets right to the heart of it in the new edition of Firewall and frankly calls...

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National Debt Week at College Insurrection

CI 3.20.15
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Posted by    Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 8:30am 3/21/2015 at 8:30am
CI 3.20.15

Millennials are known for their progressive politics, but what happens when they find out they’re on the hook for massive government spending?

What could be at the heart of this problem?

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Marco Rubio in Epic Defense of Israel

Marco Rubio senate
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Posted by    Friday, March 20, 2015 at 8:30am 3/20/2015 at 8:30am
Marco Rubio senate

Senator Marco Rubio gave one of the best speeches of his career yesterday when he took to the floor in defense of Israel while calling out its critics, including President Obama.

Alyssa Canobbio of the Washington Free Beacon reported:

Rubio Delivers Blistering Speech on...

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Spite is now U.S. policy towards Israel

Benjamin Netanyahu Stage Election Night Sign
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Posted by    Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 7:00am 3/19/2015 at 7:00am
Benjamin Netanyahu Stage Election Night Sign

Last night on Special Report with Bret Baier, Charles Krauthammer offered a frank assessment of how Obama views Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

From National Review:

Krauthammer’s Take: ‘It’s Clear that Obama Loat...

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Unlikely Headline of Day: Fox News reporter interviews Dick Cheney in Playboy

Vice President
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Posted by    Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 11:30am 3/18/2015 at 11:30am
Vice President

Vice President Dick Cheney has now passed into a realm of popular culture that will surely make his many liberal detractors seethe with disdain.

The interviewer is James Rosen of FOX News, the outlet is Playboy Magazine:

Playboy Interview: Dick Cheney

Dick Cheney likes lattes. Seated in his favorite brown-leather chair in the sunlit...

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NASCAR Funding Al Sharpton Group? Wut?

Al Sharpton in Ferguson
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Posted by    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 1:00pm 3/17/2015 at 1:00pm
Al Sharpton in Ferguson

I would imagine the toughest thing about doing business with Al Sharpton is asking him for a lost receipt, but the National Legal and Policy Center is asking NASCAR to end its relationship with him over Ferguson.

Alana Goodman of the Washington Free Beacon has the story:

Watchdog Calls on NASCAR to End...

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Media Blaming Possible Failure of Iran Nuke Deal on Republicans

Face the Nation Panel
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Posted by    Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 9:35pm 3/15/2015 at 9:35pm
Face the Nation Panel

As we recently noted, every problem for Democrats is ultimately spun as the fault of Republicans and Obama’s policy on Iran is no exception.

The panel on today’s edition of Face the Nation began laying the groundwork for talking points which will soon become all too familiar. Ryan Lovelace of National Review:

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James Carville “suspects” fear of Louie Gohmert made Hillary hide emails

James Carville Hillary Emails
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Posted by    Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 4:15pm 3/15/2015 at 4:15pm
James Carville Hillary Emails

James Carville has returned to his role of defender of all things Clinton.

Appearing on ABC’s this week, hosted by his former fellow Clinton staffer George Stephanopoulos, Carville sought to dismiss the email scandal as a non-story.

His defense was more revealing than he intended. Daniel Halper of the Weekly Standard:

Carville: I...

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Seattle Restaurants Struggle With New Minimum Wage

LI #17 Minimum Wage B
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Posted by    Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 7:30pm 3/14/2015 at 7:30pm
LI #17 Minimum Wage B

A higher minimum wage means more money for low level workers… in theory. The trouble is that raising the minimum wage directly affects the ability of job creators to offer more workers more money. It looks great on paper but doesn’t work well in reality.

For example, we recently reported on a...

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“Republican Overreach” – MSNBC’s Favorite Phrase

MSNBC panel
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Posted by    Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 4:15pm 3/14/2015 at 4:15pm
MSNBC panel

As we’ve seen time and time again, there’s no Democrat problem that can’t be solved by Republican overreach. Here’s how it works: A Democrat gets caught in a scandal, Republicans react to it, and suddenly the story is all about the Republicans.

MSNBC is particularly fond of this practice. David Rutz of...

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Unconstitutional Expulsion Week at College Insurrections

CI 3.13.15
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Posted by    Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 8:30am 3/14/2015 at 8:30am
CI 3.13.15

In the explosive case of the SAE fraternity at the University of Oklahoma, no one is defending what the students said.

But Eugene Volokh says the resulting expulsions were unconstitutional.

(Language Warning)

Of course, decisions...

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