Book Review, Gary Hart, Restoration of the Republic

Neighborhood Revitalization American Outlook, March 14, 2003 by George W. Liebmann Gary Hart, Restoration of the Republic: The Jeffersonian Ideal in Twenty-First Century America (Oxford University Press, 2002), 292 pages, $26 In late middle life, former U.S. senator Gary Hart pursued a PhD from Trinity College, Oxford, producing as his thesis this book on the […]

Book Review: Supermac: The Life of Harold Macmillan

Book Review (Chronicles Magazine) D. A. Thorpe, Supermac: The Life of Harold Macmillan (London: Chatto and Windus, 2010, 879pp.) by George W. Liebmann This is a state-of-the-art British political biography. Mr. Thorpe has written biographies of Home, Eden and Selwyn Lloyd as well as shorter studies of Lord Curzon, ‘Rab’ Butler and Austen Chamberlain. His […]

Review of Jack Balkin, What Brown v. Board of Education Should Have Said

Liebmann and Shively,P.A.:Local Government and Education Law Home Hamdan and the Law Federalism and Criminal Law Creating Community in Planned Communities (Conference) Common Law Tradition: A Collective Portrait (On-line Lecture) Review of Victor Klemperer, The Lesser Evil: Diaries 1945-1969 Review of Sarah Binder, Stalemate: The Causes and Consequences of Legislative Gridlock Review of Gabriel Schoenfeld, […]

Review of Sarah Binder, Stalemate: The Causes and Consequences of Legislative Gridlock

Liebmann and Shively,P.A.:Local Government and Education Law Home Hamdan and the Law Federalism and Criminal Law Creating Community in Planned Communities (Conference) Common Law Tradition: A Collective Portrait (On-line Lecture) Review of Victor Klemperer, The Lesser Evil: Diaries 1945-1969 Review of Sarah Binder, Stalemate: The Causes and Consequences of Legislative Gridlock Review of Gabriel Schoenfeld, […]

Review of Gabriel Schoenfeld, The Return of Anti-Semitism

Liebmann and Shively,P.A.:Local Government and Education Law Home Hamdan and the Law Federalism and Criminal Law Creating Community in Planned Communities (Conference) Common Law Tradition: A Collective Portrait (On-line Lecture) Review of Victor Klemperer, The Lesser Evil: Diaries 1945-1969 Review of Sarah Binder, Stalemate: The Causes and Consequences of Legislative Gridlock Review of Gabriel Schoenfeld, […]

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 […]

Injecting Sense Into School Construction

  www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-school-construction-20120301,0,1047591.story   State should not agree to commit vast sums over decades to a questionable building plan By George W. Liebmann 4:18 PM EST, March 1, 2012 Advertisement   On the important issue of school construction, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has displayed refreshing common sense by demonstrating skepticism about a vastly inflated — indeed […]

The Role of Money in Political Campaigns

      Letter to the Editor   The role of money in political campaigns  January 24 Regarding the Jan. 18 editorial “A less-than-super fix,” on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s statement that candidates should be allowed to collect unlimited donations: Mr. Romney is right on this issue. The 1974 campaign finance legislation was a cure […]

Another Distant Warning: ‘Civil Gideon’ and Fee Shifting

                                                                                                      November 2011                               Another Distant Warning   Earlier this year, we drew attention to an impending treasury raid sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union in the form of a study proposing a massive building program for the Baltimore City public schools, to be carried out through the use of >funny financing= in the form […]

Confronting Party Myths

Confronting Party Myths by George W. Liebmann Some cheer can be obtained from recent fiscal events. The Reagan-Bush tax cuts ended the Democratic era of tax and spend. The debt limit crisis ended the Republican era of borrow and spend. Perhaps the hour of the late Adlai Stevenson, who told us “there are no gains […]