Washington Post names MarylandReporter.com one of “best state-based political blogs”

The Fix, the lead political blog at The Washington Post, has named MarylandReporter.com as one of “best state-based political blogs” in the nation, according to a poll of its readers. This year, MarylandReporter.com shares honors with Red Maryland.

The list includes websites from all 50 states.

Chris Cillizza, who writes the Fix, said, “The best political blogs list is entirely driven by Fix readers and commenters.”

“We intend to serve as a gateway for interested political junkies to pick and choose your favorites,” Cillizza said. The Post does not endorse any of the partisan views expressed by the blogs.

Mark Newgent of Red Maryland said he was not aware of the Fix’s informal survey that started July 7, nor was MarylandReporter.com.

The Post last did its list of best political blogs in 2009, before MarylandReporter.com began. The Post named five websites in Maryland that year, but only Red Maryland returns this year.

–Len Lazarick



About The Author

Len Lazarick


Len Lazarick was the founding editor and publisher of MarylandReporter.com and is currently the president of its nonprofit corporation and chairman of its board He was formerly the State House bureau chief of the daily Baltimore Examiner from its start in April 2006 to its demise in February 2009. He was a copy editor on the national desk of the Washington Post for eight years before that, and has spent decades covering Maryland politics and government.


  1. Bill Campbell

    Congratulations!  The Washington Post finally realized what Marylanders already knew.  The MarylandReporter.com is a great resource for politically active readers. 

  2. marge

    Congratulations Md reporter.. Love it.. Thanks for all your hard work..

  3. marge

    Congratulations Md reporter.. Love it.. Thanks for all your hard work..

  4. Frank Van

    Congratulations, although declared by the Washington Post may give it a “certain” color.  I enjoy your balanced reporting and encourage you to continue bipartisan reports, however difficult that may be in Maryland’s political arena. 

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