The Kid Prepares for Her Close-up

By Josh Kurtz If you’ve been around Maryland Democratic politics for the last several years – especially Young Democratic circles and women’s groups – you know Sarah Elfreth. If you’ve worked the State House during a recent legislative session, you’ve probably seen Elfreth there. If you’re a civic or political activist in and around Annapolis, you know Sarah Elfreth. Even

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Guest Commentary: Five Things Democrats Need to Learn from the Georgia Special Election

By Charlie Gerow In each of the special elections since Donald Trump became president, Democrats have touted their candidacies as a chance to show the world that Trump’s November victory was an aberration and, even if it wasn’t, that the bloom was already off the rose. They harbored great hope that they could pull off an upset and leverage that

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Meet Our Summer Intern

Ana Faguy is a rising junior at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia studying Political Science, with minors in Journalism and Leadership Ethics and Organizational Sustainability. Originally from the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C., Ana has also lived in Kentucky, Georgia and Michigan. She is passionate about writing and journalism and one day hopes to find herself a career in broadcast

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Commentary: Rushern Baker, Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats’ Dilemma

By Josh Kurtz I’ve been having a hard time separating Rushern Baker’s announcement this week that he is running for governor with the Democrats’ deflating defeat in a special congressional election in Georgia – events that occurred just hours apart. Baker no doubt deserves better. He is a genuine top-tier contender for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, and as Prince George’s

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Guest Commentary: The Lessons of Rockville High School

By George Leventhal I hope all elected officials, and the public, will take a lesson from the tragic events following a sexual encounter at Rockville High School on March 16. Initially reported as a rape of a 14-year-old girl, the two suspects were described as unauthorized immigrants from Central America, and politicians and the media rushed to denounce them. Sean

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Political Notes: Dist. 39 Incumbents’ Decision to Anoint a Candidate Ruffles Feathers

By Josh Kurtz The three incumbents in legislative district 39 who are seeking re-election next year – state Sen. Nancy King (D) and Dels. Kirill Reznik (D) and Shane Robinson (D) – will announce this week that they are endorsing Lesley Lopez, a communications professional, for the district’s third House seat, Maryland Matters has learned. But the incumbents’ decision to

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