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 […]

Joe Manchin’s Bargain

Joe Manchin’s bargain | GUEST COMMENTARY By George Liebmann For The Baltimore Sun • Aug 2, 2022 From the beginning of discussion of the Biden administration’s Build Back Better proposal, I forecast that the time would come when Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia would be “bought off” by the Biden administration with the provisions […]

Local Labor: Still Left Behind

Local Labor, Still Left Behind Unlike international unions, building-level unions give workers a voice. (Jonathan Weiss/Shutterstock) JULY 2, 2022 | 12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN,TheAmericanConservativeOnline Of late, the Biden administration has embraced the cause of the international unions. Its electric-car and Conservation Corps proposals contain provisions designed to foster unionization. It is suggested that unionization automatically […]

How Not To Fight Inflation

How Not To Fight Inflation The new New Democrats’ 62-point plan is devoid of a single good idea for fixing the economy. JUNE 23, 2022|12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN A coalition of so-called New Democrats (the last New Democrat was Bill Clinton, whose administration gave us corporate buy-backs, repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act, veto 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 […]

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 […]

Working With Biden on Build Back Better

Working With Biden On Build Back Better Salvageable parts of Biden’s program should be enacted as free-standing bills. TheAmericanConservativeOnline JANUARY 19, 2022|1:00 PM GEORGE LIEBMANN Biden’s Build Back Better was originally promoted as a Keynesian effort to restore the economy after Covid-19; inflation has undercut that justification. The bill’s revenue provisions carefully forswear the imposition […]

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 […]

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 […]