Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Author Archives: Commentary:

My business and COVID-19

My first encounter with racism occurred in the early ‘90’s when I was about 6 years old. My mother was an independent maid and cleaned houses for a living most of my life. During the summer months I’d go with ...

Read More »

The risks of factoring agreements (access required)

Businesses must pay supply and labor costs to produce goods for sale today; however, they typically won’t get paid for those goods for at least 30 days. Factoring agreements help solve the cash-flow problem by enabling businesses to convert their ...

Read More »

Hathaway and Orr: Maryland must end the sale of flavored tobacco (access required)

Every year, 7,500 Marylanders die due to smoking-related illnesses – the leading cause of preventable death in the state. Unfortunately, there is a significant racial disparity among these deaths: Black Americans are more likely to die from tobacco-related causes than ...

Read More »

The COVID-19 vaccines are not short on science

As an infectious disease physician, I spend my days understanding and treating illnesses that spread in our communities. With COVID-19, many of my colleagues and public health professionals have fought diligently as this highly contagious and serious illness ravaged our ...

Read More »

COVID’s impact on business property tax assessments (access required)

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect every part of life, taxes are certainly no exception for business owners who own their properties. With stay–at-home orders and required business closures, real estate businesses are experiencing loss of revenue due to ...

Read More »

Md. lawmakers should override the veto of the chlorpyrifos ban (access required)

The importance of protecting public health — especially to safeguard vulnerable populations — has risen to prominence over the past year. Keeping our communities safe and healthy does not rely just on face masks and social distancing, but also on ...

Read More »

After the insurrection: The case for dialogue (access required)

We hear different opinions about whether or not the 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution should be invoked or whether impeachment of Donald Trump matters. Neither of these concerns, however, addresses the underlying problem that faces our nation: We ...

Read More »

Ethical guidance for responding to negative online reviews (access required)

  Now that we live in a digital world, online reviews are becoming increasingly useful tools for consumers. Using these reviews, consumers are able to make more informed decisions when making purchasing decisions about products or services. Online reviews are ...

Read More »

Capping restaurant delivery fees is a bad idea (access required)

Restaurants across the country are fighting to survive. With dining restrictions imposed, the food service industry, particularly small, local restaurants, has been hard-hit. Many restaurants, because of the pandemic, have been forced to make delivery and carry-out service their sole ...

Read More »