The Quintessence of Blinkenism

The Quintessence Of Blinkenism Assuming all human rights are equal is a recipe for instability. APRIL 20, 2021|12:01 AM,TheAmericanConservativeOnline GEORGE LIEBMANN One of the more startling manifestations of the Biden administration’s subserviency to liberal advocacy groups is its sudden dismissal of the Commission on Unalienable Rights appointed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

How To Enact Rational Filibuster Reform

How To Enact Rational Filibuster Reform Majority rule is a conservative principle. Filibuster reform is possible, but any further restrictions should be cautious. TheAmericanConservativeOnline MARCH 26, 2021|12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN Demands for alteration of the filibuster rule in the Senate are not unreasonable. The Constitution does not require supermajorities for ordinary legislation, but only for […]

Biden’s Judiciary: A Tower of Babel

Biden’s Judiciary: A Tower Of Babel The new administration seeks to further politicize the courts and revise the justice system. TheAmericanConservativeOnline, March 15, 2021 GEORGE LIEBMANN Dana Remus, President Biden’s White House counsel, has addressed a letter to Democratic senators asking for their recommendations of candidates for appointment to the 40 or so vacancies on […]

An Iconoclast Looks At Four Failed Administrations

An Iconoclast Looks At Four Failed Administrations In a clear-eyed approach, the past four administrations are rife with failure. The prospects for effective leadership aren’t encouraging. MARCH 6, 2021|12:01 AM,TheAmericanConservativeOnline GEORGE LIEBMANN Few in today’s polarized world equally stigmatize two Democratic and two Republican administrations, but the dishonors are about equal. Here are my tributes. […]

Beware of New ‘Sixty Minutes Laws’After the Capitol Riot

Beware Of New ‘60 Minutes Laws’ After The Capitol Riot The best safeguard against domestic terrorism is a reasonably contented citizenry. MARCH 1, 2021|12:00 PM,TheAmericanConservative GEORGE LIEBMANN The Capitol riot was the result of the un-coordinated action of two politicians, each of whom thought that he or she could exploit political violence for personal purposes. […]

The Case Against Cameras in Courtrooms

Baltimore Sun, February 23,2021 By George Liebmann The British courts have sweeping bans against press coverage of ongoing trials, and the Federal Judicial Conference, after several experiments, banned broadcast coverage in United States federal courts. Many state courts, too, forbid such recording, including Maryland’s, which in 1981 outlawed the use of electronic news media, cameras […]

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 […]