Letters to the Editor

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.

Letter to the Editor: Md. Rules and the need for a reply memorandum

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This letter is written in response to and in opposition to the Jan. 18, 2021 Editorial Advisory Board position that the Maryland Rules of Civil Procedure should be amended to provide for a reply memorandum. There was a proposed amendment ...

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Letter to the editor: Baltimore spy plane is a tool of voter suppression

A screen shot of how the surveillance technology tracks an individual's movement via aerial cameras. (Submitted Photo)

To the editor: Baltimore does not need a spy plane for the safety of its residents. It needs thoughtful, compassionate leaders who understand that a spy plane further alienates the mostly black, brown, and poor communities that are its targets. The ...

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Letter to the editor: Waivers are keeping kids fed during the pandemic

Cindy Loveless and Deanna Tevis, of Plan B Technologies Inc., pack 35-pound boxes of potatoes, prepping for distribution at End Hunger In Calvert County’s FoodStock 2014.

To The Editor: The coronavirus has caused both a health crisis and an economic one, pushing families into poverty and hunger across Maryland. Our schools and nonprofits have been working hard to make sure children are fed and nearly 8 ...

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Wayne A. Hartman: Why I voted against the Kirwan Commission bill

The Maryland State House in 2019. (Maximilian Franz / Special to The Daily Record)

Dear Editor, Last week House Bill 1300, also known as “The Kirwan Commission” was voted on by the House of Delegates. I voted against this bill and the more than $30 billion price tag to our taxpayers.  My daughter is ...

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Letter: Time to shed some sunlight on the judiciary

David A. Plymyer

To the Editors: Regarding “Editorial Advisory Board: Reject the Judicial Transparency Act” (Feb. 24, 2020): The opposition of The Daily Record’s Editorial Advisory Board to the so-called Judicial Transparency Act proposed by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan faithfully reflects the customary attitude of ...

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Letter from Linda Gooden: USM conducted extensive search

Linda Gooden

To the Editors: Regarding “Perman praised, but USM search leaves questions for troubled system” (Nov. 11, 2019): I was surprised and disappointed to read the story in The Daily Record regarding the selection of University of Maryland, Baltimore President Jay Perman ...

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Letter to the editor: Protect Maryland forests for our kids

Austria Supermoon

“Go outside!” As a mom, if I had a quarter for every time I’ve said that, I’d be rich. But I’m worried about what outside is becoming. In 2018, my son turned 10 — and Maryland lost the equivalent of ...

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What happened to the presumption of innocence before trial?


The Jan. 28 opinion by The Daily Record’s Editorial Advisory Board (“Judge abused his discretion on bail”) does a disservice to this fine paper. Not only is it premised on factual errors, it also misunderstands two basic, related principles: the ...

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