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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.

If you hang around politics long enough, you’ll invariably hear a race described by the “lane” each candidate occupies. It’s a simplistic way of…

One of Billie Holiday’s greatest hits was the 1949 jazz standard, “Crazy He Calls Me.” It’s a happy song, one of the few in…

Every eight years at most, the state of Maryland goes through a transfer of power. When a new governor takes over, the transition is…

This much is certain: Anyone who says they know what’s going to go down when the Senate Democratic Caucus meets next Thursday is lying…

When state Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot (D) announced in 2013 that he wouldn’t be a candidate for governor the following year, it seemed like…

If ever we needed a reminder that Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. is a Republican – and a standard Republican, not the “different” kind…

After months of acrimony, some of the key players in the dispute between the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra management and musicians came together the other…

An Ocean City vacation carries multiple pleasures (and occasional misery), but let’s face it, with all due respect – ecotourism it ain’t. But that,…

You’re Brandon Scott. After 6 ½ years on the Baltimore City Council, you’ve recently become Council president, following the resignation of scandal-plague mayor Catherine…

2022

With the passing of the first J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake of the 2022 election cycle – one of the great political…