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The Daily Record welcomes letters to the editor and opinion columns on public policy issues that affect Maryland businesses and the legal community. Letters to the editor should be 300 words or less. Columns can be up to 800 words. All are subject to editing for length or clarity. Submissions must include the writer’s name, address and a daytime phone number for confirmation. They can be sent to Editor Thomas Baden Jr. at tbaden@thedailyrecord.com.

Top 10 tips for brief writing

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A good brief writer starts with a solid skeleton and, after putting flesh on the bones, edits the document to tighten and simplify. What you ultimately file should be easy on the eyes and even easier on the brain.  Here ...

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When indecision rules

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Months ago, I can recall optimists speculating that COVID-19 and its vast economic damage would be winding down by Memorial Day. They just failed to specify which Memorial Day. Meanwhile, in the M&A environment, we’ve seen the majority of qualified ...

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Reforming the sentencing commission

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The Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force’s wide-ranging proposals include recommendations for the U.S. Sentencing Commission.  The commission is an obscure federal agency that plays a major role in the criminal justice system. As such, the task force is right to draw ...

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