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 […]

Their Party’s Call

Their Party’s Call The Democrats have completely disregarded late Senator Bob Dole’s admonition to “read before you sign.” Aug 2, 2022 12:01 AM “He always voted at his party’s call / And he never thought of thinking for himself at all.” This Gilbert and Sullivan character anticipated by 150 years virtually all the Democratic members […]

The Price of Free Love

The Price of Free Love by George Liebmann   www.calvertinstitute.org, June 25, 2022 The wails of anguish surrounding the anticipated abortion decision bring to mind Mencken’s jaundiced view of the ‘family planners’ of the 1920s: “Nor is the moral virtuoso made more prepossessing when he takes the Devil’s side and howls for license instead of […]

Moral Anarchy and Its Consequences

Moral Anarchy and Its Consequences by George Liebmann “Abroad, to show that everyone was passionate for peace All children under seven joined the army or police The babies studied musketry while mother filled a shell And the Minister still wondered why the population fell” This spoof by the British humorist and independent M.P. A.P. Herbert […]

Abortion: An End to Hysteria

Abortion: An End to Hysteria The reaction to Justice Alito’s leaked abortion opinion makes clear that the industry and its Democratic allies have abandoned any desire that abortion should be ‘safe, legal and rare.’ That would imply efforts to discourage it in the European manner through waiting periods, counselling requirements, co-payments and notification requirements. What […]

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 […]

Dobbs v. Jackson: An Easy Opinion

Dobbs V. Jackson: An Easy Opinion The rejection of a “compelling state interest” test will remove abortion from national politics. DECEMBER 1, 2021|12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN Asimple Baltimore lawyer here tenders a short opinion to dispose of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the abortion case from Mississippi in oral arguments before the Supreme Court […]

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 Pushes Home Health Services As Infrastructure

Biden Pushes Home Health Services As Infrastructure The centralized approach replaces family and community with unionized federal home care workers. TheAmericanConservativeOnline JUNE 8, 2021|12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN The Biden Administration, as part of its somewhat misleadingly entitled “infrastructure” bill, has proposed an enormous $400 billion program to expand home health services, capitalizing on the justified […]

Whither Roe: A Secular Case for Abortion Restriction

Whither Roe?: A Secular Case For Abortion Restriction America’s unusually lax abortion laws have led to more out-of-wedlock births and non-college-educated women in poverty. The American Conservative Online GEORGE LIEBMANN The recent grant of certiorari by the Supreme Court in the Dobbs case from Mississippi has led to much speculation as to the ultimate fate […]