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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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How about Allen West to head Secret Service?

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 11:55am
Allen West

Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit wrote a column for USA Today this week suggesting that it would be smart for Obama to appoint a Republican as Eric Holder’s replacement for attorney general:

For next attorney general, reach across aisle

Having a Defense secretary from...

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Khorosan Group – just core al-Qaeda by another name?

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 7:00am
obama UN speech

Do we really need to invent new terror groups to justify America’s actions in the Middle East? Is the Obama administration so reluctant to admit that al-Qaeda still exists?

If you ask Andrew C. McCarthy of National Review, the answer to both of those questions is yes:

The Khorosan Group Does Not Exist

We’re...

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MSNBC and the Oklahoma beheading: What could go wrong?

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Posted by    Monday, September 29, 2014 at 8:30am
Melissa Harris-Perry

A panel on Melissa Harris-Perry’s MSNBC program discussed the beheading of a woman in Oklahoma by Alton Nolen, a convert to Islam as to whom a picture of Jihadist sympathy is emerging.

Perry insists that this was an act of workplace violence and treats the beheading as a passing detail.

At times, they...

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If Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel doesn’t die by age 75, should he get the Death Panel?

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Posted by    Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 10:05am
Eziekiel Emanuel

Remember when the left scoffed at Sarah Palin for pointing out that Obamacare would lead to rationing and death panels?

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, who was involved in the creation of Obamacare, doesn’t.

In case you missed it, Dr. Emanuel recently penned a ghoulish piece for The Atlantic in which he said that he...

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Media missing in action on Fast and Furious

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Posted by    Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 7:50pm
Sharyl Attkisson

Sharyl Attkisson is one of the few journalists working today who clearly puts her profession above partisan politics.

She recently appeared on WMAL radio in Washington, DC to discuss the Fast and Furious scandal and others as well as the media’s refusal to aggressively report these stories.

From Larry O’Connor at the Washington...

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What Socialism has in Common with the Loch Ness Monster

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Posted by    Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 12:00pm
Bill Whittle Loch Ness

In a new edition of Firewall, Bill Whittle explains why believing in Socialism requires the same thought process as believing in the Loch Ness Monster.

Here’s a partial transcript via Truth Revolt:

Ah, Progressives! You really have to – well, not admire them exactly – but if not admire them then at least...

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Wasting Time and Money Week at College Insurrection

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Posted by    Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 8:30am
Crazy Courses CI2

It’s easy to spend years of your life and tens of thousands of dollars on college. Choose wisely.

The possibilities are endless.

After...

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Chuck Todd: Eric Holder is a Very Non-Political Person

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Posted by    Friday, September 26, 2014 at 10:00am
Chuck Todd on Eric Holder

Upon hearing the news of Eric Holder’s resignation from the Department of Justice yesterday, NBC’s Chuck Todd took to the airwaves and claimed that Holder is a very non-political person.

Media bias is one thing. The utter dismissal of reality is another.

Brendan Bordelon of National Review has the details:

NBC’s Chuck Todd: Self-Professed...

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Inconvenient comparison: Obama’s war and Bush’s war

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Posted by    Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 10:00am
All is Well

When it comes to the (former?) War on Terror, the media has already been caught furiously spinning legitimate news stories in order to set Obama apart from his predecessor.

While the revisionism of the New York Times was remarkable, Michael Tomasky of the Daily Beast deserves an honorable mention:

Obama’s Iraq Is Not...

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Berkeley Journalism School’s answer for low paying careers: $10k tuition hike

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 9:45am
UC Berkeley

What’s the problem with an extra ten or twenty thousand dollars for a journalism degree?

It’s not like the public’s trust in journalists is at an all time low or anything.

The higher education bubble is a subject we’ve covered extensively at College Insurrection.

This new report from Kaitlin Mulhere at Inside Higher...

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Security Breach May Cause Enlarged “Buffer Zone” Around the White House

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 11:30am
White House

After a man jumped the fence and actually made it through the front door of the White House last weekend, the Secret Service is thinking of beefing up the security area around 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Carol D. Leonnig of the Washington Post reported Monday:

Secret Service considers a larger buffer zone around the...

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Dem Rep: Without new war vote, Congress forfeiting its constitutional responsibility

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Posted by    Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 5:30pm
Adam Schiff

Congressman Adam Schiff of California appeared on FOX News Sunday today and said rather plainly that congress has pretty much given up on the rules.

Patrick Brennan of National Review has the details:

Dem Congressman: Is Congress Abdicating Its Consitutional War Powers? ‘Absolutely’

Asked this morning by Fox News’s Chris Wallace whether Congress is...

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Draft Condi?

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Posted by    Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 8:00am
Condoleezza Rice

Everyone suddenly seems to like the idea of having Condoleezza Rice take over leadership of the NFL for some reason.

Judy Kurtz of The Hill recently wrote:

Condoleezza Rice: NFL commissioner?

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Democrats: Obama Who? Name sounds only vaguely familiar

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Posted by    Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 4:30pm
Alison Grimes I'm Not Barack Obama

With the midterms approaching and Obama’s approval rating in the gutter, vulnerable Democrats are avoiding any discussion of one particular subject. Obama.

Colby Itkowitz of the Washington Post has the story:

These days, Democrats aren’t talking much about Obama in congressional speeches

When President Obama took office in 2009, congressional Democrats were euphoric. With...

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Krauthammer: Obama micromanagement of military strikes is “scary stuff”

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Posted by    Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 1:00pm
Charles Krauthammer on Putin and Obama

It looks like that recent report from Real Clear Defense was prophetic.

The Wall Street Journal reported this week that Obama will require the military to get his personal approval for US air strikes in Syria.

Here’s an excerpt via Hot Air:

The U.S. military campaign against Islamist militants in Syria is being designed...

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Free Speech and Yale Week at College Insurrection

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Posted by    Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 8:30am
Ayaan Hirsi Ali at Yale

In case you haven’t heard, there was a little free speech situation at Yale this week.

Meanwhile, over at George Mason University…

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Why Libertarians Should Vote Republican in November

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Posted by    Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 7:00am
Ann Coulter pic

Now that things are looking good for Republicans in November, victory is within reach.

There are few people who are more capable of getting a rise out of folks on the left and right than Ann Coulter but with the stakes so high, she makes an excellent point in her newest column:

Your...

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