On Centralized and De-Centralized Federal Courts

On Centralized and De-Centralized Federal Courts Constitutional litigation should be more rare, and should involved fully developed and not assumed facts. George Liebmann,TheAmericanConservativeOnline Jul 20, 2023 12:01 AM Today’s discourse about legal issues is characterized by two phenomena: partisan polarization and indifference to history. Recent comments on the decision of Judge Terry Doughty in the […]

Dobbs Comes to Maryland

Dobbs Comes to Maryland The state and localities are wrestling with post-Roe realities. George Liebmann The AmericanConservativeOnlineJul 5, 2023 12:01 AM The Dobbs decision brought an end to the federal regime of abortion-on-demand, with only a vague “mental health” standard previously limiting third-trimester abortions. Abortions are no longer available with certainty. The screams that the […]

Maryland’s Ill-Considered Jobs Program

Maryland’s Ill-Considered Jobs Program Maryland’s urban youth desperately need opportunities, and Governor Moore’s new program doesn’t deliver. George Liebmann,thyeamericanconservativeonline Apr 4, 2023 12:01 AM With great fanfare and much-sought national publicity, Governor Wes Moore of Maryland has unveiled a “a year of service” program for high school graduates. It amounts to a token program whose […]

State constitutional abortion amendment a political mobilizing device for Dems

Why are Maryland Dems so jubilant about expanding abortion access? | READER COMMENTARY For The Baltimore Sun • Feb 16, 2023 at 11:10 am by George Liebmann State constitutional abortion amendment a ‘political mobilizing device’ for Dems Maryland has a liberal abortion law, unaffected by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s […]

An End to Levelling Down

The American Conservative Online An End to Leveling Down Many well-intentioned people defend the affirmative action regime despite its visible consequences. George Liebmann Feb 1, 2023 12:01 AM The affirmative action cases pending before the Supreme Court will undoubtedly produce an uproar—before and after the court’s decision—comparable to that accompanying the Dobbs abortion case. The […]

Welfare Reform and Dobbs

Welfare Reform and Dobbs The landscape of government welfare has changed since the historic decision. George Liebmann, TheAmericanConservativeOnline, December 17, 2022 Dec 17, 2022 Some glib “liberal” writers are wont to proclaim of the “culture wars”: “They’re over! We won!” However, there are major intellectual and political developments that suggest that, as in the English […]

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 […]

A Material Agenda for a New GOP

A Material Agenda for a New GOP The Democrats’ pivot to identity politics presents an opportunity for Republicans on economics. TheAmericanConservativeOnline, George Liebmann Aug 31, 2022 12:01 AM For half a century, “civil rights” organizations and the Democratic Party have worked hard at creating coalitions of the disaffected, ‘slicing and dicing’ the electorate along lines […]

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. […]