Budget Reconciliation and the End of Liberalism

Budget Reconciliation And The End Of Liberalism The budget process, and legislation in general, now functions by fostering clientelism, allocating alms to special interest groups. TheAmericanConservativeOnline, OCTOBER 13, 2021|12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN The current budget reconciliation bill is a travesty of what was intended when Congress enacted the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, in the […]

The Supreme Court’s Historical Forgetfulness

The Supreme Court’s Historical Forgetfulness The decision to end the eviction moratorium might have been made based on precedent rather than concerns of the moment. TheAmericanConservativeOnline SEPTEMBER 3, 2021|12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN The Supreme Court’s recent decision in the Alabama Association of Realtors case, summarily holding invalid the Biden administration’s effort to extend a federal […]

Joe Biden: An American Mitterand?

Joe Biden: An American Mitterrand? The president may want to try to be, but he’ll be hindered by his party and his personnel. JULY 5, 2021|12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN,TheAmericanConservativeOnline The career of Francois Mitterrand has bemused many biographers. A political chameleon, he was noted for his progress from a functionary of Vichy France and at […]

Biden’s Education Schemes Foreclose Sensible Reforms

Biden’s Education Schemes Foreclose Sensible Reforms The need to improve our schools is obvious, as are many of the real solutions. JUNE 23, 2021,TheAmericanConservativeOnline GEORGE LIEBMANN President Joe Biden’s education proposals are not fiscally modest. Two new years of free preschooling, staffed by unionized teachers. Free community colleges, for another year or two. Massive forgiveness […]

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 […]

Taft’s Anti-Plutocracy Conservatism

Taft’s Anti-Plutocracy Conservatism How the lesser known conservative trust-buster handled wealth concentration. APRIL 8, 2021,TheAmericanConservativeOnline GEORGE LIEBMANN The last Democratic presidential primary saw more than the ordinary focus on disparities of wealth and income, alleged by some of the candidates to endanger democracy. The remedies floated for this condition included wealth taxes endorsed by Senators […]

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 […]

The Mellon Foundation Goes Woke

The Mellon Foundation Goes Woke The nation’s largest supporter of the humanities has elevated politics over art, and sometimes forsakes the latter altogether. The American Conservative Online DECEMBER 28, 2020|12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN AND ANDREW BALIO Not to be outdone by The New York Times‘ 1619 Project, the Mellon Foundation recently announced its appropriation of […]

Two Little Words…

Two little words Republicans can’t ignore when it comes to Trump: ‘stand by’ | COMMENTARY By GEORGE LIEBMANN FOR THE BALTIMORE SUN | NOV 02, 2020 AT 10:47 AM FILE – In this Sept. 26, 2020 file photo, members of the Proud Boys, including leader Enrique Tarrio, second from left, gesture and cheer on stage […]

Two Little Words

The American Conservative 2020 Presidential Symposium George Liebmann Means are more important than ends in the politics of free countries. As a bookseller’s son I had no difficulty in the last election in deciding that I would not vote for Donald Trump. I supported Johnson. Trump identified concerns: opposing “liberal imperialism” and its attendant refugee […]