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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

Supporting employees’ mental health

With the pandemic and related economic downturn, many Americans, experts report, are experiencing higher than normal levels of stress, anxiety and worry about the future. And these stresses, without doubt, are affecting employers and employees at home and in the ...

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Stock market reckoning is coming

When the stock market surged last week, President Donald Trump was quick to tweet, “The Dow Jones Industrial just closed above 29,000!” The picture changed a bit after the Dow slid 800 points a few days later, largely driven by ...

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McSherry and Trueman: When people are the problem

For decades, negotiators have been advised to “separate the people from the problem.” This guidance comes from a popular book on negotiation, “Getting To Yes,” by Roger Fisher and William Ury. Some people develop passionate and egoistic attachments to their ...

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Md. high court spoils recipe for economic vibrancy

Maryland food truck owner Joey Vanoni knows about pizza pies. As quickly as his customers can eat them, he can pull fresh ones out of the oven in his mobile kitchen, Pizza di Joey. More for one diner does not mean ...

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Police officers’ bill of rights is not the culprit

The Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights (LEOBR) is once again in the news as the bogeyman, the fall guy for all complaints about police accountability. It’s the target of choice because the real culprit — government union contracts that thwart ...

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Some remote workers may be in for tax surprise

If the pandemic caused you to relocate across state lines, even temporarily, the next surprise could be having to file an extra tax return and potentially pay more taxes. The issue gained national attention in May, when Gov. Andrew Cuomo ...

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Kim and Adedeji-Fajobi: Who really pays to charge electric vehicles?

There has been a significant increase in electric vehicle ownership among homeowners and renters. In fact, between 2010 and 2019 cumulative sales of electric cars in the U.S. totaled nearly 1.4 million units. A 2018 Edison Electric Institute Report projected ...

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The bar exam is not the problem

To be admitted to practice law in the state of Maryland, a graduate of an accredited law school must pass the bar examination. The examination is a grueling experience under normal conditions; the COVID-19 pandemic has made an already difficult ...

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Don’t take our justice system for granted

Most of the women I know — black and white, northerner and southerner, Democrat and Republican — embraced the “Challenge Accepted” social media campaign. Many participants saw this as a simple statement of women-supporting-women (and an opportunity to post a flattering ...

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