Hello College Insurrection readers!

You may know me as Aleister of American Glob.

You may also remember me as the guy who created this video.

I’m still writing at American Glob but now I’m writing here too. I’m very grateful to William Jacobson for the opportunity to join the Insurrection team and I look forward to the rest of College Insurrection’s freshman year.

When I think about what led me to this point, I have no choice but to quote a hippie.

What a long strange trip it’s been.

I launched American Glob in 2004 as a parody news site inspired by The Onion. I updated the site only once a week and I knew nothing about blogging. Bostonians sometimes refer to the Boston Globe as the Boston Glob. My concept was to make fun of national news using the same nomenclature.

After two years of writing fake news stories for American Glob, I gave up. The site just sat there for three years, completely untouched. Then the 2008 election happened and I felt compelled to speak out. I dusted off the cobwebs and reinvented American Glob as a political blog.

As a lifelong New Englander, I always assumed I was a liberal. I was wrong. As a member of Generation X, I knew Obama was a bullshit artist the first time I heard him speak. I was right.

William Jacobson and Legal Insurrection have been a constant source of inspiration for me and I’m absolutely psyched for the opportunity to participate in the dialogue here.

As someone who’s worked in education for most of my life, I feel uniquely qualified to address the issues you’ll read about here at College Insurrection in the months to come.

Finally, if you’re wondering about my pen name just Google it.

I’m aspiring to be the wickedest man in New England.

All the best and thanks for reading,