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Josh Kurtz

Founding editor

Founding Editor Josh Kurtz is a veteran chronicler of Maryland politics and government. He began covering the State House in 1995 for The Gazette newspapers, and has been writing about state and local politics ever since. He was an editor at Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper, for eight years, and for eight years was the editor of E&E Daily, which covers energy and environmental policy on Capitol Hill. For 6 1/2 years Kurtz wrote a weekly column on state politics for Center Maryland and has written for several other Maryland publications as well. Kurtz regularly gives speeches and appears on TV and radio shows to discuss Maryland politics.

An indispensable website for political junkies, created by a top aide to Gov. Larry Hogan.

For all her accomplishments, a hallmark of the Prince George’s County executive’s tenure has been political caution.

November’s election results are going to necessitate a lot of soul-searching among GOP activists about the kind of candidates and messages the party needs to be advancing in this blue state.

Maryland may have been one of the few places where Biden would be guaranteed a hospitable welcome.

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman is the most solid and qualified GOP nominee for comptroller in several generations.

Montgomery County keeps growing, but its political influence is diminishing.

A Maryland author with “McConnell derangement syndrome.”

Republicans will be using the very same playbooks they used to bludgeon Ben Jealous in 2018 and Anthony Brown in 2014.

When I first heard that Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando (D) was writing an autobiography, with the title “My Seven Black Fathers,” the cynic…

Democrats always seem to be a few steps behind the Republicans when it comes to gaming the system.