The Road Not Taken, EV Edition

Menu The American Conservative Logo The Road Not Taken, EV Edition George Liebmann TheAmericanConservative.com,Oct 28, 2023 12:01 AM Anyone contemplating the American response to the alleged global warning crisis must be bemused by its allocation of priorities. It is conceded that the increased American use of natural gas in place of coal and petroleum and […]

Justice Kagan’s Apostasy

The American Conservative Justice Kagan’s Apostasy The judiciary abdicates its duty when it tolerates broad-ranging executive “emergency powers.” George Liebmann Aug 2, 2023 12:01 AM Supreme Court–watchers who try to see beyond the moment have frequently perceived Justice Elena Kagan as a future chief justice. She comes from a family of civil servants and is […]

The Cooperative Route for Housing Development

Politics Foreign Affairs Culture 20th Anniversary Gala Account The Cooperative Route for Housing Development For real change to happen in the suburbs, developers and RCAs will need to work in tandem. The AmericanConservativeOnline,Oct 21, 2022 Change in the suburbs comes slowly. Public-sector inertia has long doomed schemes for housing, zoning, and local government reform, such […]

Book Announcement

Book Announcement- JOURNAL OF TWO PLAGUE YEARS by George W. Liebmann This is a collection of 70 op-ed pieces appearing in the Baltimore Sun, The American Conservative Online, the Washington Examiner, Chronicles Online, the Washington Times, and the Calvert Institute website in the two years beginning with the presidential election of 2020. It reflects the […]

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 […]

Welfare Reform, British Style

Welfare Reform, British Style America could take a page from Britain’s Citizens Advice Bureaux. TheAmericanConservativeOnline George Liebmann Aug 19, 2022 12:01 AM Americans have grown accustomed to constitutional litigation launched by well-prepared federally subsidized legal-services offices seeking to nullify state and municipal laws. These groups frequently overwhelm the ill-prepared assistant state attorneys general and assistant […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Letter Overstates Education Rights

Baltimore Sun, January 24,2022 Letter overstates education rights As a friend and admirer of Judge Joseph H.H. Kaplan, I regret that his death should have provided an occasion for special pleading by two education activists, Bebe Verdery and Kalman Hettleman, who know better (“Recalling Judge Kaplan’s big impact on public schools,” Jan. 11). While Judge […]