The Decline and Fall of New York Democracy

The Decline And Fall Of New York Democracy Cuomo is only one more chapter in a long and depressing story. TheAmericanConservativeOnline,AUGUST 20, 2021|12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN The recent ignominious departure from office of Andrew Cuomo is the latest act in New York’s sad saga of political decline. Cuomo fell because of his private life, such […]

The Decline of a Polity: Maryland 1960-2020

The Decline Of A Polity: Maryland 1960-2020 Well-intentioned democratization reforms wreaked havoc on the small state. JULY 7, 2021|12:01 AM,TheAmericanConservativeOnline GEORGE LIEBMANN The last 60 years have seen drastic changes in Maryland government. Many may feel that these changes are egalitarian and for the better. But even from the point of view of social or […]

Radio Interview with Gary Lane5/20/21

Biden’s Housing Plan: An Anthology of Failed Approaches

NEW URBANISM Biden’s Housing Plan: An Anthology Of Failed Approaches The administration aims promote racial and socio-economic integration through social engineering. JUNE 11, 2021, The AmericanConservativeOnline GEORGE LIEBMANN The Biden administration has just announced a $318 billion “infrastructure” housing plan, conspicuous for its almost total absence of new thinking and for its large investments in […]

Biden Pushes Home Health Services As Infrastructure

Biden Pushes Home Health Services As Infrastructure The centralized approach replaces family and community with unionized federal home care workers. TheAmericanConservativeOnline JUNE 8, 2021|12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN The Biden Administration, as part of its somewhat misleadingly entitled “infrastructure” bill, has proposed an enormous $400 billion program to expand home health services, capitalizing on the justified […]

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 […]