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It takes all kinds


In every issue of this paper, I share this page with a couple of other folks. It varies from day to day and week to week, but if you’re a subscriber, you will no doubt see some familiar faces.

Today here on the Opinion Page, you’ll find some commentary from two regular contributors, Robert Hall and Sherry Holliman. They both run pretty much every week and usually together. That started out as a coincidence, but now I kind of like the symmetry of it. If you read their columns on a regular basis, you understand why…

one is an ultra-conservative white male, while the other is a liberal black woman (and I don’t think either of them would be offended by any of those labels). I do try to give equal access to differing points of view, so I don’t mind providing a forum to either of them.

Do I always agree with them? Nope. In fact, looking at this weeks offerings, I don’t agree with either one of them this time around. Mr. Hall’s column seems to be “being offended for the sake of being offended,” while Ms.

Holliman’s column sounds more like a very long joke in need of a punch line. Maybe you agree with them (more likely that you agree with one of them and not the other, given to how the world works these days), maybe you don’t.

Mr. Hall has lately been somewhat obsessed with railing against the November election. His side lost and he’s angry. I’m willing to bet that strikes a chord with many of

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you. Ms. Holliman is largely focused on women’s issues, and while I like women, she’s not really speaking to me, but I’m sure we have readers who want to hear what she has to say.

And you know what?

That’s great. I think it’s great that we can have different views and still be in the same newspaper. We don’t have to fight about it. We can find common ground and agree to disagree where our opinions differ.

There’s room in the great big world for everyone.

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