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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 tbaden@thedailyrecord.com.

Time is ripe to invest in college-town condo

For parents with investment dollars to spare in deflated college-area real estate markets, there’s never been a better time to invest in condos or single-family homes to house a student during the undergraduate or graduate years while providing tax breaks ...

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A day of dashed hopes, deep disappointment

As the pols-in-trouble script goes, there was no Richter Scale reading in the case against Mayor Sheila Dixon. She hadn’t left someone to drown after driving her car off a bridge. She hadn’t tried to sell a U.S. Senate seat. ...

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The Big Picture: Those New York trials: Par for the terrorist course

It is astonishing how, since the last election, the party out of power has claimed with utter assurance and zero accuracy that various Administration actions or policies are radical departures from the way things always were. For example, we often ...

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Editorial: UMMS at 25

A quarter-century ago, the University of Maryland Medical System set out on a new path —privatization. There was little in the way of a road map to show the way other than the University of Florida’s hospital, which had gone ...

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Gay-marriage friends, foes need each other

Same-sex marriage advances in one region, then retreats in another, making the United States a two-nation nation on this issue — now and for years to come. Advocates on both sides are in the majority somewhere, but in the minority ...

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Regional Perspectives: Planning for Maryland in the 22nd century

Local government land-use plans rarely have more than a 20-year planning horizon, which means they are essentially planning for the current generation and the next. Some development visionaries are now promoting the idea that we should really be planning for ...

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Lessons learned from Dixon trial

As we contemplate the meaning of the first criminal trial against Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon, at least three important lessons have been made clear and none is related to the trial itself.   Sure, we can ask questions about the ...

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Editorial: New life at Anderson site

Sadly, Anderson Automotive is disappearing from the Baltimore commercial landscape.   Bruce Mortimer, who owns the General Motors and Honda dealerships, has been told by GM corporate headquarters that the 54-year-old business is one of 1,200 dealerships nationwide that will ...

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For graduates, there are many options to combat college debt

With the high cost of college, it’s commonplace for students to accumulate thousands of dollars of debt while pursuing a degree. Yet the ability to repay loans after graduation is a real concern now that there are fewer jobs to ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: A grace period for juveniles

The Supreme Court recently heard argument in the cases of two Florida inmates who are serving life sentences without parole for crimes committed when they were teenagers. Harris Sullivan was convicted of two counts of sexual battery committed when he ...

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