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 […]

On Booksellers and Fair Trade

On Booksellers And ‘Fair Trade’ Against the monopoly of Amazon, a free marketplace for books may mean coordination of resale pricing. JUNE 24, 2021, TheAmericanConservativeOnline GEORGE LIEBMANN Recent issues of TAC have contained lamentations about the disappearance of independent booksellers and Amazon’s near-emerging monopoly on bookselling, with its cancellation of works praising Justice Clarence Thomas […]

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 […]

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 […]

Beyond the Paris Accord

Subscri Beyond The Paris Accord, An Environmentalism Of Solidarity And Purpose Today’s green activists propose punitive policies and are often wrong. Fortunately there is a better way forward. FEBRUARY 6, 2021,TheAmericanConservativeOnline GEORGE LIEBMANN President Trump’s rejection of the Paris climate accord was no surprise, coming as it did from modern America’s leading apostle of the […]

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 […]