A Material Agenda for a New GOP

A Material Agenda for a New GOP The Democrats’ pivot to identity politics presents an opportunity for Republicans on economics. TheAmericanConservativeOnline, George Liebmann Aug 31, 2022 12:01 AM For half a century, “civil rights” organizations and the Democratic Party have worked hard at creating coalitions of the disaffected, ‘slicing and dicing’ the electorate along lines […]

Failed Consent Decree to Blame for City’s High Murder Rate

Failed consent decree to blame for city’s high murder rate Baltimore Sun, August 29, 2022 Cities that have toyed with consent decrees like Baltimore have higher homicide rates since two of their principal effects are to discourage police recruitment and prevent proactive policing (“Baltimore police reform remains essential to any hope of crime reduction,” Aug. […]

Welfare Reform, British Style

Welfare Reform, British Style America could take a page from Britain’s Citizens Advice Bureaux. TheAmericanConservativeOnline George Liebmann Aug 19, 2022 12:01 AM Americans have grown accustomed to constitutional litigation launched by well-prepared federally subsidized legal-services offices seeking to nullify state and municipal laws. These groups frequently overwhelm the ill-prepared assistant state attorneys general and assistant […]

Reinventing the Babushka

Reinventing the Babushka by George Liebmann We are told that there is a crisis in day care, , but the remedy of massive governmental subsidy espoused by the Children’s Defense Fund is no answer to it, since it also afflicts families of means. Nor is the remedy of the teachers’ unions sensible: lengthening of the […]

Conservatives Need a Broader Vision

Conservatives Need A Broader Vision There has been no effort to look at national needs and possibilities in the large. TheAmericanConservativeOnline JUNE 9, 2022|12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN Those examining the programs of today’s political parties and presidential candidates must inevitably be struck by their failure of imagination. For one finds in none of them the […]

Abortion: An End to Hysteria

Abortion: An End to Hysteria The reaction to Justice Alito’s leaked abortion opinion makes clear that the industry and its Democratic allies have abandoned any desire that abortion should be ‘safe, legal and rare.’ That would imply efforts to discourage it in the European manner through waiting periods, counselling requirements, co-payments and notification requirements. What […]

The Other Government: The Residential Community Association

The Other Government: The Residential Community Association Byron Hanke, the chief land planner for the Federal Housing Administration, changed the landscape of homeowner associations. APRIL 1, 2022|12:01 AM,TheAmericanConservative.Com GEORGE LIEBMANN Most Americans take for granted the rise of the residential community association, a whole new level of government. Today, an estimated 74 million Americans in […]

Letter Overstates Education Rights

Baltimore Sun, January 24,2022 Letter overstates education rights As a friend and admirer of Judge Joseph H.H. Kaplan, I regret that his death should have provided an occasion for special pleading by two education activists, Bebe Verdery and Kalman Hettleman, who know better (“Recalling Judge Kaplan’s big impact on public schools,” Jan. 11). While Judge […]

An Education Agenda For Goernor Youngkin

An Education Agenda For Gov. Youngkin These reforms would ensure that each public school is a true community school, not a bureaucratic outpost hostile to parents’ opinions or community input. TheAmericanConservativeOnline,JANUARY 13, 2022|1:00 PM GEORGE LIEBMANN Most analyses of the Virginia gubernatorial election conclude it turned on Terry McAuliffe’s denial of parental rights and the […]

Book Announcement- Vox Clamantis In Deserto

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 […]