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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 [email protected].

Advice for rising marketing and PR stars (access required)

Every generation goes through career stages as its members rise to the top in their chosen fields. Mistakes will be made and lessons will be learned. Here are suggestions to help marketers and public relations professionals advance from the earlier ...

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How to get enterprise-level IT on your small business budget (access required)

Today, more than any time in history, effective and business-centric IT is critical to success in a competitive, customer-centric market — no matter the industry. Small and midmarket firms need to keep pace with their larger competitors to stay relevant. The challenge for many ...

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Sean Ray: Considerations for employers responding to religious accommodation requests (access required)

There has been substantial discussion about religious accommodations over the past few months, largely stemming from vaccine mandates issued by government entities and private employers. This is largely unchartered territory for many employers that likely have not had to address ...

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What will happen when ‘normal’ comes? (access required)

As the pandemic continues to challenge and change the way we work across all industries, many of us are growing increasingly impatient with the wait for “normal.” Will we ever get back to normal in the court system? What will ...

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Religion and its role in American public life (access required)

The question of what role religion should play in American public life is difficult and controversial. It produces a lot of heated debate and no easy answers. My view is that religion has a role to play in our political ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Digging deeper into the do not call list (access required)

In its recent decision regarding Baltimore City’s State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s opposition to releasing the names of compromised Baltimore City police officers,  the Maryland Court of Special Appeals ruled that Mosby must release the list of police officers whom she ...

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Pressures that can escalate conflict (access required)

Suppose you attend a concert but you’re bored and skeptically conclude, “This is not going to get better.”  Do you leave? Suppose you paid money for the ticket. Would that affect your decision? If the concert was free, most people ...

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