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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.

At first glance, the idea of Michael Steele winning the Republican nomination for governor seems pretty absurd. The man, after all, has spent the…

As sure as night follows day, national pundits are reading way too much into a single primary result and are prematurely extrapolating trends that…

One of the things that aggravates me about Larry Hogan is his narrative about why he decided to run for governor. He was just…

It should come as a surprise to nobody, but Angela D. Alsobrooks (D) is really leaning into her role as Prince George’s County executive…

When state Sen. Cheryl C. Kagan (D-Montgomery) publicly attacked Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot (D) about the state’s 911 emergency system recently, cynical political watchers…

Other than my mom, who left this Earth a decade ago, the deceased person I’ve probably missed the most over the past five years…

When Tom Perez and I met at a Takoma Park restaurant the other day, the former Democratic National Committee chair was just a few…

House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones (D-Baltimore County) was in her Annapolis office the other day, enjoying the solitude. “It’s quiet,” she told a reporter,…

The goal in any election is to get 50% of the vote plus one — or, in a multi-candidate field, to get one more…

The Maryland Democratic Party is giddy. Two national political handicapping websites, The Cook Political Report and Sabato’s Crystal Ball, recently took early assessments of…