About: Mike LaChance

Mike LaChance is also known as “Aleister.” He is a Generation X libertarian originally known for his blog American Glob. He has also written for the Center for Security Policy, the Gateway Pundit, Breitbart and others.

He covers higher education and politics for Legal Insurrection and is also the editor of American Lookout.

Follow him on Twitter @MikeLaChance33




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University Provost Reprimanded for Bias Against Buddhists for Using the Term ‘Mantra’

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Posted by    Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 9:30am 8/8/2020 at 9:30am

Once again, it looks like people are just searching for anything to label as offensive.

The College Fix reports:

Provost reprimanded for using word ‘mantra,’ cited as biased against Buddhists

In November of last year, University of Washington Provost Mark Richards sent a campuswide email to rally students and faculty to support his mission.

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Illiberal Arts Week in Higher Education

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Posted by    Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 8:00am 8/8/2020 at 8:00am
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This week we learned that creative disciplines like literature and music are not immune to cancel culture.

It’s just about Confederate statues,...

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Durham Investigation Into Origins of Russia Probe Reportedly Nearing Conclusion

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Posted by    Friday, August 7, 2020 at 9:00pm 8/7/2020 at 9:00pm
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The Durham investigation has been going on quietly for months now, but may be coming to a close. Democrats and their media allies have worked very hard to discredit Attorney General Barr, who ordered the investigation.

Could this end up being an early October surprise?

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Tulane Cancels Talk By Author After Students Misunderstand And Protest Book

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Posted by    Friday, August 7, 2020 at 1:00pm 8/7/2020 at 1:00pm
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Edward Ball is the author of a new book called ‘Life of a Klansman: A Family History in White Supremacy’ which explores ugly, racist aspects of his own family’s past. You would think this is a book which would appeal to progressive college students.

At Tulane, a talk by Ball has been...

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Students and Faculty at California State U. Los Angeles Issue Demands to Tackle ‘Anti-Blackness’

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Posted by    Friday, August 7, 2020 at 12:00pm 8/7/2020 at 12:00pm

The left really believes their moment has come. That’s why they are issuing demands in so many places.

From the YAF Blog:

‘State of Emergency’: BLM and CSULA Faculty Issue Demands to “Eradicate Anti-Blackness”

A group of faculty and student organizations at California State University-Los Angeles have created a list of demands for the...

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U. Pittsburgh Removes Program Director Over Mild Criticism of Affirmative Action in Paper

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Posted by    Friday, August 7, 2020 at 10:00am 8/7/2020 at 10:00am

There are some things that no one is allowed to criticize. The left punishes all perceived heretics.

CNS News reports:

University Removes Director Who Mildly Criticized Affirmative Action, Violating Free Speech

The University of Pittsburgh has removed a program director at its medical center after he published a scholarly, peer-reviewed white paper discussing the...

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U. Michigan Orders Quarantine for Students Returning to Campus, Even if it Means Quitting a Job

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Posted by    Friday, August 7, 2020 at 8:00am 8/7/2020 at 8:00am

Wouldn’t most students be better off keeping their jobs and taking this year off from school?

The College Fix reports:

University of Michigan bans students from campus unless they quit their jobs

Previous generations worked a job so they could pay for college. Today’s generation may not be allowed...

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Susan Rice is the Sleeper Candidate of the Joe Biden Veepstakes

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Posted by    Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 7:00pm 8/6/2020 at 7:00pm
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When it comes to Joe Biden’s eventual running mate, Kamala Harris has drawn the most speculation from pundits, but former Obama national security adviser Susan Rice is a very real possibility.

With two former members of the Obama administration on the ticket, this would definitely be like a third term...

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Petition at Chapman U. Calls for Removal of Busts of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher

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Posted by    Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 12:00pm 8/6/2020 at 12:00pm

There are some people in this movement who will not be satisfied until everyone but the left is erased from public view.

Campus Reform reports:

California students call to remove Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher busts

A petition at Chapman University calls for the removal of busts depicting Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and other...

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Andrew Cuomo Now Basically Begging Wealthy New Yorkers to Return to the City

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Posted by    Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 11:00am 8/6/2020 at 11:00am
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When the lockdowns hit as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, lots of people who had the means to do so, fled New York City.

Then the riots came, and another wave of people left. Governor Andrew Cuomo is now begging them to return.

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College Republicans and Democrats at Georgetown Join Together, Condemn Cancel Culture

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Posted by    Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 10:00am 8/6/2020 at 10:00am

A few weeks back, a student was condemned for writing something about loving America. Now, people on both sides of the political divide are defending his right to free speech and expression.

The College Fix reports:

College Republicans, Democrats join forces to condemn cancel culture at Georgetown University

The Georgetown student government condemned a...

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Professor Jonathan Turley Testifies About Antifa to Senate Judiciary Committee

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Posted by    Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 8:00am 8/6/2020 at 8:00am
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Professor Turley clearly recognizes the threat this ideology poses to free speech and education.

The Daily Wire reports:

Law Professor Testifies: Antifa Targets ‘Republicans,’ ‘Fear And Intimidation’ Worst Ever On Campuses

Jonathan Turley, Constitutional Law Professor at George Washington University,...

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University at Buffalo Removing President Millard Fillmore’s Name From Campus

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 4:00pm 8/5/2020 at 4:00pm

How many students at this school could even speak at length about Millard Fillmore’s presidency? I’m guessing not many.

The College Fix reports:

University at Buffalo to remove U.S. President Millard Fillmore’s name from campus

The University at Buffalo will be removing former U.S. President Millard Fillmore’s name from campus, citing “systemic racism” and...

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U. Pennsylvania Can’t Explain Mysterious Donation From Chinese Company

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 2:00pm 8/5/2020 at 2:00pm

For years, large donations have flowed into American higher education with no scrutiny. Those days are over.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

UPenn Can’t Explain Mystery Donation From Chinese Company

The University of Pennsylvania pocketed a $3 million donation last year from a mysterious Hong Kong shell company that is owned by a Shanghai...

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Film Center in Portland Cancels ‘Kindergarten Cop’ After Critics Liken it to ‘Birth of a Nation’

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 1:00pm 8/5/2020 at 1:00pm
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One of the amazing things about cancel culture, is the ability of its proponents to apply it to pretty much anything. In Portland, OR, a film center was planning a showing of the 1990 film ‘Kindergarten Cop’ until critics claimed the film promotes a ‘school-to-prison’ pipeline.

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150 Law School Deans Ask American Bar Assoc. to Require Training for Bias and Anti-Racism

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 12:00pm 8/5/2020 at 12:00pm

Nothing is immune from the progressive agenda. Even the study of law is becoming mired in social justice.

Josh Blackman of the Volokh Conspiracy writes at Reason:

150 Law School Deans ask ABA to require “every law school [to] provide training...

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Republicans in Congress Demand Universities Produce Records of All Foreign Donations

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 1:00pm 8/4/2020 at 1:00pm

Now that China’s influence in American higher education is coming to light, this move is justified, even overdue.

The New York Post reports:

Congress demands US universities hand over all records of foreign donations

Congress wrote to the nation’s top universities on Monday demanding they hand over all records of donations they have accepted...

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