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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

New administration must address youth unemployment, illegal immigration, and marijuana regulation

The Washington Times > By George W. Liebmann – – Thursday, November 5, 2020 Perhaps one of the forgotten 4 million voters who supported Govs. Gary Johnson and William Weld despite the systematic disparagement of them by the mass media in 2016, and who was also a Republican for Biden may be permitted to suggest […]

BLM: An Epidemic of Ideas

BLM: An Epidemic Of Ideas Organized crime benefits from the chaos created by civil unrest, and politicians don’t seem eager to fight back. OCTOBER 14, 2020|12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN Theamericanconservative.com Judge Learned Hand referred to America’s vulnerability to ‘epidemics of ideas’ which sweep the land when sufficient people find a cause to profit by. Black […]

Trump and Biden: Two Profiles in Cowardice on Marijuana

OPINION Trump and Biden: Two profiles in cowardice on marijuana NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | SEP 17, 2020 AT 5:00 AM .. Since the beginnings of the drug war, national policy on marijuana has been essentially frozen. Marijuana has been classified with the most dangerous drugs, without foundation in careful studies of the substance. The […]

Is America Losing Another Generation?

The Washington Times HOMEOPINIONCOMMENTARY With current rioting and protests, is America losing another generation? By George W. Liebmann – – Tuesday, August 4, 2020 After the violence of the late 1960s, there was a bipartisan Thermidor. National drug legislation was initiated, the product of a “bidding war” among Robert Kennedy, Richard Nixon and Nelson Rockefeller. […]