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 […]

They Have Eyes With Which To Read And Readeth Not

They Have Eyes With Which To Read But Readeth Not One has the impression that research by today’s government lawyers consists of tapping keywords into databases compiled since 1992. TheAmericanConservativeOnline SEPTEMBER 24, 2021 They Have Eyes With Which To Read But Readeth Not One has the impression that research by today’s government lawyers consists of […]

The End of Doe v. Bolton and the End of Roe

The End Of Doe V. Bolton And The End Of Roe If the abortion decisions fall, a great deal of other judicial activism might fall with them. SEPTEMBER 16, 2021|12:01 AM,TheAmericanConservativeOnline GEORGE LIEBMANN For a long time, I thought that whatever changes took place on the Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade would not be overruled […]

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 […]

The Decline and Fall of New York Democracy

The Decline And Fall Of New York Democracy Cuomo is only one more chapter in a long and depressing story. TheAmericanConservativeOnline,AUGUST 20, 2021|12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN The recent ignominious departure from office of Andrew Cuomo is the latest act in New York’s sad saga of political decline. Cuomo fell because of his private life, such […]

Restrictions on Baltimore Police, Prosecutors Allow Criminal Underworld to Flourish

Restrictions on Baltimore police, prosecutors allow criminal ‘underworld’ to flourish | COMMENTARY By GEORGE LIEBMANN FOR THE BALTIMORE SUN | AUG 14, 2021 AT 6:42 AM The Sun has recently reported the quarterly self-congratulatory ceremony before Judge James Bredar in which the sponsors of and financial and reputational beneficiaries of the Baltimore police consent decree […]

Covid and the Individual: What Should Have Been Said

Covid And The Individual: What Should Have Been Said Public health authorities could have helped normal people decide what they could do for themselves to prepare for the pandemic. AUGUST 12, 2021|12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN What follows bears no resemblance to the advice tendered in the last year by Dr. Anthony Fauci, Governor Andrew Cuomo, […]

Biden and Sanctions: Relief at Last?

Biden And Sanctions: Relief At Last? A cooperative strategy would be far more likely to topple totalitarian regimes than outdated and counterproductive sanctions. JULY 20, 2021 TheAmericanConservativeOnline GEORGE LIEBMANN The Biden State Department has announced that it is undertaking a long-overdue review of American sanctions policy. This is to be welcomed, but there are obvious […]

The Decline of a Polity: Maryland 1960-2020

The Decline Of A Polity: Maryland 1960-2020 Well-intentioned democratization reforms wreaked havoc on the small state. JULY 7, 2021|12:01 AM,TheAmericanConservativeOnline GEORGE LIEBMANN The last 60 years have seen drastic changes in Maryland government. Many may feel that these changes are egalitarian and for the better. But even from the point of view of social or […]

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 […]