The readers of this opinion section do not cut me much slack.
Our goal is to run a nonpartisan and ideologically balanced open forum. We shoot for rough parity between lefties and righties in our national columnists and devote most of our oped space to debate on regional and state issues. Letters that challenge our editorial positions are given priority treatment.
If people think we’ve got our thumb on the scale, I hear about it. Until recently I’d been hearing a lot from liberals about our lack of a counterpoint to Richard S. Davis, who writes about state issues – especially fiscal policy – from a conservative perspective.
Patience, I’d plead, patience. I’m looking. We don’t want just anyone.
If you’ve been following these pages, you’ve probably noticed that our search is over. We have added Katie Baird to our lineup, and we couldn’t be happier about it. Read more »