Re "Should newspapers start phasing out editorials?" (Stuart Leavenworth, Dec. 30): Both Stuart Leavenworth and Mark Katches appear to be missing an opportunity to make real improvement in the printed/cyber media. It's not that editorials have no place, it is simply that most staffers who write editorials are predictable to a fault. They are liberal/progressive.
As a conservative, I usually disagree with your "opinions." Fortunanatly, some of us are informed enough to see through propaganda and make reasonable judgments. It is the uninformed who take the shortcut by assuming that your liberally slanted advice to voters is balanced and universally wise. Your "opinions," while valid, are not the only choice available to the voter. Surely there must be conservative voices out there who could lend some needed balance to your staff. While we all realize that the field of journalism is part of "liberal arts" for a reason, find some inquiring minds to stimulate your one-dimensional board.
-- Lon Kurtzman, Folsom