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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Will Rand Paul’s Position on NSA Hurt His Chances?

Bill Kristol on Rand Paul
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Posted by    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 7:00am 5/26/2015 at 7:00am
Bill Kristol on Rand Paul

Rand Paul inhabits a unique position in the Republican Party. While he’s conservative on some issues, his Libertarian views on others put him at odds with the establishment.

His recent filibuster...

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Clinton speech income conflicts with campaign message

Clintons Cleanup CNN
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Posted by    Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 5:00pm 5/24/2015 at 5:00pm
Clintons Cleanup CNN

Hillary Clinton is trying very hard to frame herself as a candidate who can identify with average Americans, but the vast wealth she and her husband have accumulated through giving speeches conflicts with that message.

Philip Bump of the Washington Post recently pointed this out:

The Clintons made $700,000 from speeches the day...

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The Culture of Victimization

DOJ
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Posted by    Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 2:00pm 5/24/2015 at 2:00pm
DOJ

Department of Justice official Vanita Gupta has come under fire for suggesting the riots in Baltimore and Ferguson should be blamed in part on slavery and Jim Crow laws.

J. Christian Adams of PJ Media recently wrote:

DOJ Official: Slavery to Blame for Riots in Ferguson and Baltimore

Vanita Gupta, head...

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Democrats Concerned About Hillary vs. Rubio?

Marco Rubio pic
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Posted by    Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 8:00pm 5/23/2015 at 8:00pm
Marco Rubio pic

According to a new report from Jeremy W. Peters of the New York Times, there’s one Republican candidate that Democrats fear in a 2016 match-up with Hillary Clinton:

A Hillary Clinton Match-Up With Marco Rubio Is a Scary Thought for Democrats

WASHINGTON — They use words like “historic” and “charismatic,” phrases like “great...

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“The administration is sounding like Baghdad Bob”

ISIS Iraq
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Posted by    Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 4:30pm 5/23/2015 at 4:30pm
ISIS Iraq

The Obama administration’s recent claim that their strategy against ISIS is working is being met with skepticism.

On Special Report Thursday night, Charles Krauthammer pointed out the farce of their position.

Transcript via

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Murals and Mattresses Week at College Insurrection

CI 5.23.15 b
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Posted by    Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 8:00am 5/23/2015 at 8:00am
CI 5.23.15 b

A shocking story from Marquette University made headlines this week.

The other story that dominated the news was the ‘Mattress Girl’ of Columbia.

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Soldier: What if I Used Email Like Hillary Clinton?

Chad Longell
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Posted by    Friday, May 22, 2015 at 10:00am 5/22/2015 at 10:00am
Chad Longell

As Professor Jacobson pointed out yesterday, Hillary’s email problems keep getting worse.

But what would happen to Hillary if she wasn’t a powerful and connected politician? What if she was an average citizen or more importantly, a member of our armed forces?

An American soldier named Chad Longell recently made that point at ...

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Iowa Democrats Can’t Name Hillary’s Accomplishments

Iowa Democrats
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Posted by    Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 10:00am 5/21/2015 at 10:00am
Iowa Democrats

MSNBC’s Morning Joe recently asked a panel of Iowa Democrats to cite something, anything, that Hillary Clinton accomplished in her role as secretary of state. The silence was deafening.

Daniel Halper of the Weekly Standard:

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Hillary the Dodger

American Crossroads Hillary Clinton Ad
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Posted by    Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 8:30am 5/20/2015 at 8:30am
American Crossroads Hillary Clinton Ad

The American people are learning that Hillary Clinton doesn’t like to answer questions and a new ad from

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Hillary Clinton Has Iraq War Questions to Answer

Hillary Clinton Iowa
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Posted by    Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 8:30am 5/19/2015 at 8:30am
Hillary Clinton Iowa

You may have noticed that our unbiased media is asking Republicans lots of questions about the Iraq War.

Hillary Clinton is the only 2016 candidate who voted for the Ir...

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Bush Defends Religious Liberty in SMU Speech

Bush at SMU
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Posted by    Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 8:15pm 5/17/2015 at 8:15pm
Bush at SMU

President George W. Bush gave the commencement speech at Southern Methodist University this weekend.

His speech was humorous at times but drew a major amount of applause when Bush touched on the subject of religious liberty. David McCabe of The Hill:

George W. Bush defends religious liberty

Former President George W. Bush offered a...

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California Democrat Mocks Native Americans

Loretta Sanchez
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Posted by    Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 5:01pm 5/17/2015 at 5:01pm
Loretta Sanchez

California Democrat Loretta Sanchez has come under fire for using a stereotypical and cartoonish gesture to describe Native Americans.

From the Los Angeles Daily News:

Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez apologizes for Indian whooping-cry caricature

U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez has apologized after a videotape surfaced showing her making a whooping cry in reference to...

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Stephanopoulos so bad, he’s making Geraldo look good

Geraldo Rivera
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Posted by    Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 3:30pm 5/16/2015 at 3:30pm
Geraldo Rivera

The Stephanopoulos story keeps getting worse, especially when compared to the experience of other journalists.

Geraldo Rivera of FOX News claims he was fired by ABC News in 1985 for a paltry $200 donation to a friend who was running for mayor in New Bedford, MA.

It’s amazing what you can learn by...

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Tom Brady Merchandise in Demand After Suspension

Tom Brady
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Posted by    Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 2:00pm 5/16/2015 at 2:00pm
Tom Brady

There’s an old saying that there’s no such thing as bad publicity. That rule seems to be working for Tom Brady of the Patriots, whose merchandise is way up in sales since the announcement of his suspension over Deflategate.

Kurt Badenhausen of Forbes:

Tom...

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Aspire to the Choir Week at College Insurrection

CI 5.16.15
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Posted by    Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 8:00am 5/16/2015 at 8:00am
CI 5.16.15

These students are my new heroes.

I think there should be a choir like this at every school.

Perhaps we should start with Boston University.

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Stanford Prof: Send Syrian Refugees to Detroit

Detroit Decay
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Posted by    Friday, May 15, 2015 at 7:00am 5/15/2015 at 7:00am
Detroit Decay

I don’t know what should be done with refugees from Syria but this proposal from Stanford professor David Laitin seems like cruel and unusual punishment.

CBS News of Detroit:

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Wendy Who? Fined 5k By Ethics Commission

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150280120390094&set=pb.10150100007820094.-2207520000.1391733840.&type=3&theater
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Posted by    Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 8:30am 5/14/2015 at 8:30am
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150280120390094&set=pb.10150100007820094.-2207520000.1391733840.&type=3&theater

We don’t like to kick a loser when she’s down, but when this story appeared on Legal Insurrection’s radar we thought it was too good to keep to ourselves.

The pink sneaker wearing hope of progressives isn’t finished with her fall from grace.

Terri Langford of the Texas Tribune:

Wendy Davis Fined $5,000 for...

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