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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.

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.

Baltimore County is traditionally the major battleground in gubernatorial general elections, if not quite the bellwether. But it could also play an outsized role in this year’s Democratic primary as well.

As the June 28 primaries get closer — unless they are pushed back, a distinct possibility — you can feel the tension rising among…

Governor Hogan in the Old Senate Chamber

Posturing over the State of the State serves as a reminder that while Democrats control the General Assembly, Hogan has the bully pulpit, a flair for the dramatic, and superior political skills.

A month ago, I was preparing to write a column calling Heather Mizeur the Jaime Harrison of 2022. Harrison, you’ll recall, was the Democratic…