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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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Hundreds of Americans Have Fought for ISIS

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Posted by    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 10:00am
Americans in ISIS

During an appearance on FOX News Sunday, Representative Mike Rogers of Michigan was asked how many Americans have joined ISIS. His answer was nothing short of stunning.

Ian Tuttle of National Review has the details:

House Intel Chair: ‘Hundreds’ of Americans Have Fought with ISIS; Some Have Returned to U.S

How many Americans are...

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Is Joe Biden Running for President in 2016?

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Posted by    Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 5:00pm
State of the Union 2014 Biden Smirk

It’s fun to think about how the media would drive itself crazy trying to choose sides between Joe and Hillary. On one hand, Hillary is a woman and the media’s expected inheritor of the presidency. On the other hand, Biden is part of the Obama administration.

Justin Sink of The Hill...

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Obamacare and the end of employer provided health insurance

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Posted by    Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 10:15am
Healthcare.gov Obamacare Girl

Here’s another item for the growing list of things we weren’t told about Obamacare before it was passed.

It seems the Affordable Care Act presents a direct threat to employer provided health insurance plans and could force up to 150 million people out of their current plans.

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WaPo Getting Nervous About Obama’s Foreign Policy Skills

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Posted by    Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 3:52pm
https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/505100489952722945/photo/1

A new editorial from the Washington Post takes an unusually sober look at President Obama’s foreign policy chops and his non-reaction to the world that’s burning around him:

President Obama needs to focus on how the United States can meet global challenges

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S acknowledgment that “we don’t have a strategy yet” in...

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Media mostly laughs with, not at, Obama

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Posted by    Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 12:00pm
Jon Stewart LI

In case you missed it, I went off on a bit of a rant about comedy in the age of Obama at my site American Glob this week.

Frankly, I’m sick to death of the left’s inability to find anything funny about Obama while continuing to target the same tired subjects of...

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Dialing for Dollars Week at College Insurrection

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Posted by    Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 8:30am
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Higher ed bubble? What higher ed bubble?

Speaking of social media…

At least one person isn’t worried about college finances.

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White House Struggles to Explain Obama Golfing Right After Foley Statement

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Posted by    Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 11:08am
Eric Schultz LI

After making a brief statement about the murder of American journalist James Foley, Obama quickly returned to the golf course. Criticism followed from every corner...

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Scott Brown Pulls Even With Jeanne Shaheen in NH Senate Race

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Posted by    Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 9:30am
Brown LI

According to a new poll from WMUR in New Hampshire on the race for US senate, Republican Scott Brown has gained a tremendous amount of ground on incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen.

Joshua Miller of the Boston Globe recently reported:

Scott Brown, Jeanne Shaheen in dead heat

The US Senate race in New Hampshire has...

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Obama foreign policy “is like the Brazilian national soccer squad”

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Posted by    Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 5:18pm
http://youtu.be/1L5asJF5jQ8

Greg Gutfeld sat in for Bill on the O’Reilly Factor last night and in one segment, he interviewed Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal.

The focus of their discussion was the meltdown of the Obama presidency with an eye to foreign policy. Watch below:

The column Stephens wrote for Commentary Magazine which...

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Due Process Week at College Insurrection

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Posted by    Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 8:15am
Due Process CI

There was some good news this week.

And there was some bad news this week.

There was also some predictable news this week.

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16 Year Old Arrested for Writing About Killing a Dinosaur for School Project

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Posted by    Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 7:00am
Dinosaur LI

Legal Insurrection has covered the new zero tolerance policies in American schools before, but this is a case you may have missed last week.

Sixteen year old Alex Stone of Virginia was given a writing assignment on the second day of school. When he wrote an obviously fictional account of killing his...

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Fox and Comcast PACS play fair and balanced in political contributions

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Posted by    Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 4:03pm
FNC

I wasn’t aware that 21st Century Fox, the parent company of Fox News, has its own PAC. I was even more surprised to learn that the Fox PAC gives lots of money to Democrats.

Colby Itkowitz of the Washington Post reported:

Fair and balanced: Fox PAC supports Democrats, too

Fair and balanced after all?

21st...

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The curious case of the missing D

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Posted by    Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 2:00pm
Brent Bozell li

Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center appeared on Newsmax TV’s Steve Malzberg Show this weekend to discuss the media’s habit of dropping a politician’s party affiliation in scandals that involve Democrats.

As Bozell correctly points out, the media never fails to mention party affiliation in any b...

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U.S. helping build border fence … in Ukraine

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Posted by    Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 1:58pm
http://youtu.be/VQTTTSCShBg

The recent flood of illegal immigrants across the southern border has caused many Americans to wonder why our country is seemingly incapable of border security.

A fence is in place in some areas while others are completely open. With that in mind, many Americans will be surprised to learn that the State...

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