On Crime and Punishment in Large Cities

On Crime And Punishment In Large Cities Consent decrees hamper police and lead to increased homicides. Reforms are possible without stopping all minor crime enforcement. MAY 17, 2021|1:00 PM GEORGE LIEBMANN,TheAmerican Conservative Online Recent events might lead the uninitiated to believe that, on the crime front, America’s large cities are getting better and better. Several […]

On Crime and Punishment in Baltimore

Budget Reform /Criminal Justice On Crime and Punishment in Baltimore George Liebmann ,Maryland Public Policy Institute blog, May 10, 2021 Two recent events might lead one to believe that, on the crime front, Baltimore is getting better and better. In March, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced with pride that the “war on drugs is over […]

Minimum Conditions For Biden’s Minimum Wage

Minimum Conditions For Biden’s Minimum Wage Paired with real efforts to address youth unemployment, a minimum wage hike would not be as disruptive as free-marketers fear. MAY 1, 2021|12:01 AM,TheAmericanConservativeOnline GEORGE LIEBMANN An increase in the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $15.00 an hour is said to be part of the initial […]

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, […]

Voter Suppression and Voting Integrity

‘Voter Suppression’ And Voting Integrity Not all restrictions on the right to vote should be presumed illegitimate. The AmericanConservativeOnline,March 31,2021 GEORGE LIEBMANN Clear thinking is not enhanced by assailing any restriction of the voting franchise as “voter suppression.” Nor are regulations which have a so-called disparate impact on black Americans necessarily racist. Throughout American history […]

Sick of the Teachers: Time for Reform

Sick Of The Teachers: Time For Reform The pandemic presents an opportunity to bring the public-school teachers’ unions to heel. TheAmericanConservativeOnline FEBRUARY 17, 2021 GEORGE LIEBMANN If the nation’s nurses had the same devotion to duty displayed by unionized teachers, the COVID death toll might be twice what it is. The virus crisis has exposed […]

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 […]

New administration must address youth unemployment, illegal immigration, and marijuana regulation

The Washington Times > By George W. Liebmann – – Thursday, November 5, 2020 Perhaps one of the forgotten 4 million voters who supported Govs. Gary Johnson and William Weld despite the systematic disparagement of them by the mass media in 2016, and who was also a Republican for Biden may be permitted to suggest […]

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 […]