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.

Shadow government redux

Things happen. You wake up some morning and you’ve got a complex web of half-city and half-private corporations taking on a variety of government projects. There’s even a $100 million city-run bank. Only a handful of people know anything about ...

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Editorial: Education, not censorship

The Maryland General Assembly, in its infinite wisdom, has gone blundering for no good reason into a minefield of Constitutional issues involving censorship, freedom of speech and academic freedom. Our only consolation is that the legislators are getting guidance on ...

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Eight years later, Austin keeps fighting

“The Price of Liberty is Eternal Vigilance” – Frederick Douglass Eight years after being released from prison at the age of 53 after advances in technology confirmed his innocence, Michael Austin is still fighting. Fighting to integrate into a society ...

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Editorial: 100 years of Yellow

One hundred years ago this month, the Yellow Cab Company began taking Baltimoreans where they wanted to go when they wanted to go. Today the oldest known Yellow Cab business in the country operates 600 of the city’s 1,151 cabs ...

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To save, you’ve got to spend less

Any financial planning process begins with a change in behavior and expectations. The degree of change varies based on financial priorities, but in the end, it’s about adopting new habits and abandoning others. Before you take any of the following ...

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