Marylanders Get A Taste of Veto Democracy

      Marylanders get a taste of veto democracy Referendums allow voters to check Annapolis’ excesses               0   By George Liebmann 1:21 p.m. EDT, October 30, 2012   Marylanders will soon have an opportunity common in a country other than their own: the right to veto a legislature’s product. […]

Federalism and Obamacare

    Federalism and Obamacare   by George Liebmann       The Supreme Court decision allowing ‘Obamacare’ to survive should not have   come as a surprise to anyone. Save where confiscatory legislation is involved, the   Constitution as it has been construed for at least the last 80 years imposes few   barriers […]

Promoting Youth Employment in Maryland

  by George W. Liebmann   Our current governor has paid no attention to the severe problem   of youth unemployment in Maryland. The national rate of youth unemployment   is about twice the general rate of unemployment, and the rate among blacks twice   that among the total youth population: 40 percent, resembling London’s […]

Immigration Reform Left an Orphan

    Important issues go unaddressed because political donors don’t care about them 0   By George W. Liebmann1:46 p.m. EDT, April 5, 2012   If the Obama administration proceeds to electoral doom, blame rests on its surrender to its financiers and campaign organizers: Wall Street and public employee and construction unions. A Democratic administration […]

The Immigration Conundrum

   The Immigration Conundrum    Chapter 191 of theActs of 2011  relating to college tuition has now been   successfully petitioned to referendum. This is a welcomc development in that it curbs the increasing arrogance and lack of accountability of Maryland’s single-party government. Itis likely. however. to touch off an unedifying campaign between the self-righteously sentimental and the self-righteously parsimonious […]

Have the Checks Come In? A Review of Dash\’s Rosa Lee

Reprinted with permission of the Capital Research Center, Washington, D.C., in one of whose publications a version of it previously appeared. The word “crisis” is much overused in America these days, but there really is no better word to describe the problems afflicting the nation’s inner cities. The social pathologies are overwhelming: illegitimacy, crime, drug […]

No U-Turns: Why Welfare Reform Must Not Be Undone

With Bill Clinton’s reelection to the White House, doubtless there will be intensified talk of “revisiting” welfare reform – largely with a view to gutting it. Likewise, at the state level, this reporter recently participated in a public debate on welfare reform at Loyola College in Baltimore. A well meaning opponent earnestly defended the old […]

Child Access Mediation: Saving Time and Money

With all the criticism of non-custodial parents that goes on in Congress over payment of financial child support, it is gratifying to see that at least one jurisdiction in Maryland pays attention to the emotional aspect of child support – parenting. There are financial child-support offices all across America to help parents obtain monetary relief, […]

Welfare Reform in Maryland: A Promising Start, More Must Follow

“You get what you pay for” is a saying no truer than when applied to welfare programs. A study by my Cato Institute colleagues Michael Tanner and Stephen Moore, with David Hartman of Austin’s Hartland Bank, examined the amount of assistance from major federal and federal/state programs that a typical welfare family – a mother […]