How Public Policy Forgot the Basics

Technical fixes do more to help people than popular partisanship. APRIL 13, 2021,TheAmericanConservativeOnline GEORGE LIEBMANN Some years ago, the late Elliot Richardson, who served in multiple cabinet offices before becoming a major contributor to the downfall of President Richard Nixon, wrote of the utility in politics of “end runs.” By these he meant proposals which, […]

How To Enact Rational Filibuster Reform

How To Enact Rational Filibuster Reform Majority rule is a conservative principle. Filibuster reform is possible, but any further restrictions should be cautious. TheAmericanConservativeOnline MARCH 26, 2021|12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN Demands for alteration of the filibuster rule in the Senate are not unreasonable. The Constitution does not require supermajorities for ordinary legislation, but only for […]

Book Announcement- Vox Clamantis In Deserto by George W. Liebmann

VOX CLAMANTIS IN DESERTO by George W. Liebmann This is a collection of 110 short ‘op-ed’ articles written over a 25-year period encompassing the unfortunate Clinton, Bush Jr., Obama and Trump administrations; included are a few longer pieces on welfare, reapportionment, Palestine, and civil rights ‘consent decrees.’ This collection is followed by book reviews of […]

Eleven Populist Proposals

11 Populist Proposals For The Post-Trump GOP The president’s reign might have devolved into nihilism, but there are ideas waiting for those who would pick them up. JANUARY 14, 2021|1:00 PM, TheAmericanConservativeOnline GEORGE LIEBMANN Nearly four years ago, this writer noted in these pages that Donald Trump had been brought to power by three issues […]

Three Vested Interests A New Administration Should Assail

TheAmericanConservative Three Vested Interests A New Administration Should Assail Changes to America’s security clearance culture, document classification system, and economic sanctions regime are beyond due. DECEMBER 15, 2020 GEORGE LIEBMANN The new administration, like all its predecessors since the start of the Cold War, will perpetuate three features of Washington life that Americans have been […]

Lawmakers Already Have Authority to Add Money to State Budget

Skip to content SECTIONS ________________________________________ SEARCH Lawmakers already have authority to add money to state budget | READER COMMENTARY FOR THE BALTIMORE SUN | OCT 01, 2020 AT 2:47 PM Maryland House of Delegates votes on final bills before adjourning a pandemic-abbreviated session earlier this year. One of the measures passed by the General Assembly […]

The Suicide of Congress

Townhall Columnists George Liebmann OPINION The Suicide of Congress George LiebmannGeorge Liebmann|Posted: Sep 12, 2020 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Townhall.com. The Suicide of Congress Public congressional approval ratings currently stand at 18%. This is a result of the manifest inability of […]

Greater Federal Control Over Law Enforcement Impairs Liberty and Efficiency

Thur, Jun 18, 2020 From The Washington Times ————————— Greater federal control over local law enforcement intrudes on liberty and is inefficient By George W. Liebmann In a nation with 40 million blacks and nearly a million police, there will always be abuses of power that can be fastened on. But identity politics, as the […]

Policy Changes Sparked by the Coronavirus Epidemic

Policy Changes that Have Been Sparked by the Coronavirus Pandemic Townhall Columnists George Liebmann OPINION May 23, 2020 As Americans suffer the coronavirus pandemic, the economy is in a precarious state and unemployment has reached levels not seen since the Great Depression. It is a time to reconsider some policies relating to taxation and labor […]

Why Not the Best

  Why Not the Best? Washington Times, April 30, 2020 by George W. Liebmann These suggestions regarding the selection of the Democratic Vice Presidential nominee come from what might be considered a suspicious source: a registered Republican.   To be sure, I have been unable to vote for my party’s nominee in the last four Presidential […]