The Root of Political Disfunction

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The Politics of Defamation

The politics of defamation Biden Trump Baltimore Sun, June 10, 2024 By George Liebmann Seven years ago, I ventured to make some policy suggestions to the new Trump administration. None bore fruit, except for the drift toward marijuana legalization, a consequence of our federal system and not of Trump. In 2020, the Trump-led GOP did […]

Be wary of extreme abortion access laws

Baltimore Sun, May 26, 2024 Be wary of extreme abortion access laws The recent denunciation of state Sen. Chris West, and by extension all Republicans, by the former chair of Planned Parenthood of Maryland (“Hogan will fall in with his party on abortion if elected,” May 19) for failing to support an extreme abortion access […]

A New Affirmative Action

Baltimore Sun OPINIONCOMMENTARY A new affirmative action | GUEST COMMENTARY By GEORGE LIEBMANN April 26, 2024 at 6:00 a.m. A few years ago, prior to the Supreme Court affirmative action litigation, a major newspaper published charts showing flat enrollment of Black students at major universities, under the assumption that, since Harvard Ph.D.s do well, African […]

Time to End Baltimore’s Policing Consent Decree

Time to end Baltimore’s policing consent decree Baltimore Sun, March 15,2024 By George Liebmann Cities with consent decrees like Baltimore’s are likely to have higher homicide rates because two of the principal effects of such decrees are to discourage police recruitment and prevent proactive policing. Competent police commissioners can reform police; insulated federal judges cannot. […]

Book Review of ‘The Tafts’ by George W. Liebmann

The New York Sun When Presidents Could Be Quietly Effective Biographies like Smith’s and Liebmann’s yearn for presidents such as Taft and Ford, who spent more time on the substance rather than the presentation of public policy. CARL ROLLYSON Wednesday, June 7, 2023 05:30:00 am ‘The Tafts’ By George W. Liebmann Twelve Tables Press, 432 […]

Firearms Control: Time for a Common Sense Bargain

SUBSCRIBELOGIN MENU American Spectator logo Firearms Control: It’s Time for a Common-Sense Bargain AMERICA RIPE FOR REFORM Firearms Control: It’s Time for a Common-Sense Bargain Trading an assault weapons ban for reducing federal police presence. by GEORGE LIEBMANN November 29, 2023, 11:05 PM The last 50 years have confirmed Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson’s warning against […]

The US Constitution

Welcome to the TLS Letters to the Editor The US Constitution December 1, 2023 Lawrence Douglas’s review of Tyranny of the Minority by Steven Livitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, on the American Constitution (November 3), is infected by presentism. In the 1940s people criticized the electoral college because it was thought to give an advantage to […]

A New Affirmative Action

A New Affirmative Action – George Liebmann https://lawliberty.org/?p=50119&preview=true 1/7 A New Affirmative Action What would an action program renouncing ethniccategories and embracing individualistic liberalismlook like? g e o r g e liebmann About a year ago, a major newspaper, mingling itseditorial and news pages as is now usual, published chartsshowing flat Black enrollment at a […]

A Built-In Solution to America’s Housing Shortage

The American Conservative A Built-In Solution to America’s Housing Shortage Easing restrictions on accessory apartments will allow us to maximize the housing stock we already have. George Liebmann Jul 21, 2023 12:01 AM Thirty-three years ago, I published an article urging states and localities to relax zoning restrictions on accessory apartments and home occupations. After […]