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.

We cannot wait for climate action


In January, Maryland Dels. Lorig Charkoudian and David Fraser-Hidalgo and Sen. Ben Kramer announced a bill that would put a price on pollution and fund education and renewable energy. The proposal would charge a fee on fossil fuels at their ...

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Let’s all get counted


Unless you’ve been living in a cave you know the 2020 census is coming. Basically, every 10 years, the United States government counts every single human being living within our borders. Regardless of age, legal status, language, ability — everyone counts. ...

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Homes for the baby boomers

Joe Nathan Big

It’s the start of a new decade, and, you may have noticed: We’re getting older. That’s true in the Baltimore region and in most parts of the country. The baby boomer generation, those born between 1946 and 1964, now consists ...

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Making life easier


Several years ago, I became convinced that saving passwords in a notebook or Excel spreadsheet wasn’t the safest way to go. At that time, having a smartphone was still new to me. I relied on an employee in my office ...

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