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, […]

An Iconoclast Looks At Four Failed Administrations

An Iconoclast Looks At Four Failed Administrations In a clear-eyed approach, the past four administrations are rife with failure. The prospects for effective leadership aren’t encouraging. MARCH 6, 2021|12:01 AM,TheAmericanConservativeOnline GEORGE LIEBMANN Few in today’s polarized world equally stigmatize two Democratic and two Republican administrations, but the dishonors are about equal. Here are my tributes. […]

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 […]

Trump and Biden: Two Profiles in Cowardice on Marijuana

OPINION Trump and Biden: Two profiles in cowardice on marijuana NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | SEP 17, 2020 AT 5:00 AM .. Since the beginnings of the drug war, national policy on marijuana has been essentially frozen. Marijuana has been classified with the most dangerous drugs, without foundation in careful studies of the substance. The […]

The Secular Case for Abortion Restrictions

The Washington Examiner OPINION The secular case for abortion restrictions by George W. Liebmann | July 27, 2020 12:00 AM Chief Justice John Roberts’s controlling opinion in the recent Louisiana abortion case June Medical has been widely viewed as a setback for opponents of abortion as a constitutional right. But in fact, it paves the […]

Youth and the Virus Crisis

Click here for the accessible version SEARCH Search Input (Press cntl+alt+a to switch to accessible mode) george.liebmann2@verizon.net Sign Out  Options Wed, Mar 18, 2020 7:33 pm Youth and the Virus Crisis by George Liebmann No one can enjoy the spectacle of an antique and floundering President, being overborne by public health events. Nor can one be […]

The problem with Obamacare

www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-shutdown-obamacare-20131021,0,2335264.story baltimoresun.com The problem with Obamacare Neither party is willing to acknowledge — much less fix — the faults of an entitlement program that will only drive us deeper into debt By George Liebmann 5:03 PM EDT, October 21, 2013     Two narratives about the recent partial government shutdown are popular. The Obama administration […]

Federalism and Obamacare

    Federalism and Obamacare   by George Liebmann       The Supreme Court decision allowing ‘Obamacare’ to survive should not have   come as a surprise to anyone. Save where confiscatory legislation is involved, the   Constitution as it has been construed for at least the last 80 years imposes few   barriers […]

The Supreme Court and Health Care

    Saturday, 07 July 2012 From Today’s Wall Street Journal Regarding John Yoo’s “Chief Justice Roberts and His Apologists” (op-ed, June 30): Mr. Yoo’s characterization of Chief Justice John Roberts as another Charles Evans Hughes is a compliment. Hughes never sought to bar “expansion of the welfare state.” He designed systems of state insurance and public […]

Now What For Obama?

Now that President Barack Obama has achieved the long-time goal of the Democratic Party of passing a comprehensive health reform bill, he must ask himself what comes next. He has achieved a great political victory but now comes the difficult part of paying for and administering the now greatly enlarged government responsibility for the nation’s […]