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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College Insurrection Enters Senior Year

Bluto
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Posted by    Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 8:30am 9/1/2015 at 8:30am
Bluto

Professor Jacobson published the first College Insurrection post on August 22, 2012.

Welcome to College Insurrection

Since then, we’ve published over 8,000 posts about free speech, rape culture, due process, microaggressions, trigger warnings, white privilege, the BDS movement, wacky professors, speech zones, liberal bias, the higher ed bubble and dozens of other issues...

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Bernie Sanders Tries to Build Gun Control Cred with Left

Bernie Sanders gun control
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Posted by    Monday, August 31, 2015 at 10:00am 8/31/2015 at 10:00am
Bernie Sanders gun control

Bernie Sanders is getting hit from his left on gun control. Vermont is a very blue state, but it’s also rural and has plenty of gun owners.

Yesterday on CNN, he assured Jake Tapper and, by extension, progressive Democratic primary voters that he strongly believes in greater gun control:

Bernie Sanders says he’s...

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Dick Cheney: Obama Surrendering America’s Power

Cheney on Iran
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Posted by    Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 9:00am 8/30/2015 at 9:00am
Cheney on Iran

It’s safe to say that former Vice President Dick Cheney is not a fan of Obama, especially with regard to foreign policy. While Obama is pushing congress to approve his Iran Deal, Cheney is ringing alarm bells.

Rebecca Shabad of The Hill:

Cheney: Obama has ‘surrendered’ America’s global power

Former Vice President Dick Cheney...

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O’Malley Slams DNC Rigged Debate Schedule, Wasserman Schultz Not Pleased

Debbie Wasserman Schultz and O'Malley
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Posted by    Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 2:30pm 8/29/2015 at 2:30pm
Debbie Wasserman Schultz and O'Malley

Martin O’Malley’s complaints about the lack of Democratic debates are getting louder and it’s beginning to put a strain on his party. DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was not happy about his speech at a recent event.

Bradford Richardson of The Hill:

O’Malley challenges DNC over ‘rigged’ debate schedule

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley...

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Trump goes after Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Weiner, Hillary camp goes ballistic

Donald Trump on Anthony Weiner
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Posted by    Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 10:30am 8/29/2015 at 10:30am
Donald Trump on Anthony Weiner

While speaking at a campaign event in the Boston area Friday night, Donald Trump was jabbing Hillary Clinton and slipped into a seemingly improvised monologue about embattled Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her husband Anthony Weiner.

Josh Feldman of Mediaite:

‘Bing Bing Bing': Trump Lets Loose on ‘Perv,’ ‘Sleazebag’ Anthony Weiner

Trump was talking...

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History and Hypocrisy Week at College Insurrection

Prager University History
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Posted by    Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 8:30am 8/29/2015 at 8:30am
Prager University History

One of Obama’s favorite expressions is the subject of this week’s history lesson with author and columnist Jonah Goldberg.

Speaking of history…

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The Return of Hillary’s Thing

James Carville Hillary Emails
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Posted by    Friday, August 28, 2015 at 8:30am 8/28/2015 at 8:30am
James Carville Hillary Emails

Whenever Hillary Clinton is in trouble James Carville isn’t far behind, snarling and sneering at her critics, labeling their claims as ridiculous and unfounded.

Parts one and two of this horror series came out in March of this year, as soon as Hillary’s email problems began. Now, he’s back for the third...

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Huma Huma Huma

Huma Abedin on CNN
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Posted by    Friday, August 28, 2015 at 7:00am 8/28/2015 at 7:00am
Huma Abedin on CNN

Hillary Clinton’s trusted aide Huma Abedin was in the news earlier this month when it was alleged that she was overpaid while working at the State Department.

A new report from

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Al Sharpton’s New Motto: “Wake up early Sunday morning, we much.”

Al Sharpton MSNBC
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Posted by    Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 10:00am 8/27/2015 at 10:00am
Al Sharpton MSNBC

MSNBC is dropping the Reverend Al Sharpton’s program ‘PoliticsNation’ from its daily lineup and moving him to a weekly slot which will air on Sunday mornings at 8 am.

Alex Weprin of Politico reports:

MSNBC moves Al Sharpton to Sunday mornings

Sharpton’s last weekday “PoliticsNation” will be Sept. 4. He moves to Sundays a...

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Marco Rubio: Trump Won’t be Republican Nominee

Marco Rubio in NH
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Posted by    Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 3:25pm 8/26/2015 at 3:25pm
Marco Rubio in NH

Marco Rubio made a campaign stop in New Hampshire today and dismissed Donald Trump’s current front-runner status, saying that Trump will not be the Republican nominee for 2016.

Sahil Kapur of Bloomberg reported:

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Martin O’Malley: Democratic Party acting “in such an un-Democratic way”

Martin O'Malley on ABC News
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Posted by    Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 7:00am 8/26/2015 at 7:00am
Martin O'Malley on ABC News

Martin O’Malley is angry at his own party for the lack of Democratic debates, and who could blame him? He’s so starved for media attention that he’s taken to bashing Donald Trump.

O’Malley makes a valid point—what’s the DNC so afraid of?

David Sherfinski of the

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St. Louis Woman’s Message to #BlackLivesMatter Goes Viral

Peggy Hubbard
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Posted by    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 5:30pm 8/25/2015 at 5:30pm
Peggy Hubbard

Missouri woman Peggy Hubbard has had enough. Following an incident in St. Louis involving a young black man and the police, she made a video message for #BlackLivesMatter and it has gone viral.

Dave Urbanski of The Blaze:

Black mother Peggy Hubbard notes on her Facebook page that she’s from St. Louis.

And even...

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Report: Obama Gives ‘Blessing’ to 2016 Biden Run

CNN Obama Biden Run 2016
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Posted by    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 7:00am 8/25/2015 at 7:00am
CNN Obama Biden Run 2016

CNN reported last night that President Obama has given his blessing to a 2016 presidential run for Vice President Joe Biden.

This news isn’t completely unexpected but as Legal Insurrection readers know, it will change the landscape of the Democratic Party’s 2016 primary, especially if Elizabeth Warren is involved.

From CNN’s report...

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Americans Who Stopped Train Attack Given France’s Highest Honor

France awards Americans
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Posted by    Monday, August 24, 2015 at 4:00pm 8/24/2015 at 4:00pm
France awards Americans

The three Americans who stopped a terror attack on a train in France over the weekend were given the Legion of Honor award by French President François Hollande.

CNN reports:

France honors 3 Americans, Briton for stopping train attack

Three days after they pounced on and subdued a gunman Friday aboard a packed train...

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Citizens Must Defend Themselves as Cities Descend into Lawlessness

Baltimore Homicides 2015
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Posted by    Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 4:00pm 8/23/2015 at 4:00pm
Baltimore Homicides 2015

Following the riots of this spring, Baltimore has found itself a city on the edge. In fact, Baltimore has now surpassed New York City in homicides for the year.

Justin Fenton of the Baltimore Sun:

Baltimore has surpassed New...

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Rand Paul Cleared to Run for President AND Senate

Rand Paul Kentucky Caucus
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Posted by    Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 8:00am 8/23/2015 at 8:00am
Rand Paul Kentucky Caucus

As we recently reported, Rand Paul has been dealing with the unique issue of running for president and his senate seat at the same time. Yesterday, his plans were approved.

Dave Weigel of the Washington Post:

Rand Paul sells...

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French Officials Praise Americans Who Thwarted Train Attack

Americans on French Train
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Posted by    Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 4:30pm 8/22/2015 at 4:30pm
Americans on French Train

A member of the Air Force, a national guardsman and a college student, (all Americans) stopped a terror attack on a French train Friday night.

This report from France 24 has the basic timeline of the incident:

Holidaying US servicemen foil French train attack

Anthony Sadler, a student studying physical therapy at Sacramento State...

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