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 […]

Comments on Extended Coverage Rule

From: George Liebmann To: Rules Sent: Wednesday, July 5, 2023 at 05:34:01 PM EDT Subject: Extended Coverage Rule Ms. Sandra Haines Rules Committee Dear Ms. Haines: My views on the proposed Rule may be succinctly stated: 1. There is no reason in law or policy for Maryland to depart from the practice of the federal […]

Republican Modifications to a Democratic Agenda

Congressional compromise: Republican modifications to a Democratic agenda could satisfy all | GUEST COMMENTARY By George Liebmann For The Baltimore Sun • Nov 21, 2022 at 10:58 am A simplistic Democratic wish list at the federal level would include: An assault weapons ban; Marijuana legalization; Amnesty for illegal residents of long standing; A $15 minimum […]

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 […]

Failed Consent Decree to Blame for City’s High Murder Rate

Failed consent decree to blame for city’s high murder rate Baltimore Sun, August 29, 2022 Cities that have toyed with consent decrees like Baltimore have higher homicide rates since two of their principal effects are to discourage police recruitment and prevent proactive policing (“Baltimore police reform remains essential to any hope of crime reduction,” Aug. […]

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 […]

Restrictions on Baltimore Police, Prosecutors Allow Criminal Underworld to Flourish

Restrictions on Baltimore police, prosecutors allow criminal ‘underworld’ to flourish | COMMENTARY By GEORGE LIEBMANN FOR THE BALTIMORE SUN | AUG 14, 2021 AT 6:42 AM The Sun has recently reported the quarterly self-congratulatory ceremony before Judge James Bredar in which the sponsors of and financial and reputational beneficiaries of the Baltimore police consent decree […]

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’s Education Schemes Foreclose Sensible Reforms

Biden’s Education Schemes Foreclose Sensible Reforms The need to improve our schools is obvious, as are many of the real solutions. JUNE 23, 2021,TheAmericanConservativeOnline GEORGE LIEBMANN President Joe Biden’s education proposals are not fiscally modest. Two new years of free preschooling, staffed by unionized teachers. Free community colleges, for another year or two. Massive forgiveness […]

On Crime and Punishment in Large Cities

On Crime And Punishment In Large Cities Consent decrees hamper police and lead to increased homicides. Reforms are possible without stopping all minor crime enforcement. MAY 17, 2021|1:00 PM GEORGE LIEBMANN,TheAmerican Conservative Online Recent events might lead the uninitiated to believe that, on the crime front, America’s large cities are getting better and better. Several […]