Editor's note: Ask An Editor is an occasional column celebrating LNP’s 225th anniversary. Send Ask An Editor questions to Lori Goodlin, content and production editor, at lgoodlin@lnpnews.com.

About those Opinion pages:

Q: I have been wondering for a long time why there are so many editorials written by those from The Washington Post, New York Times, LA Times, etc., with a very strong, liberal slant? Is it because the circulation in Lancaster city far outnumbers the circulation in the very conservative, heavily populated suburbs?

It would seem to me that LNP’s marriage to these columnists is doomed to failure.

A: LNP Opinion subscribes to The Washington Post and The New York Times syndicates precisely because they offer a mix of conservative and liberal column writers. Among the conservatives whose columns, known as op-eds, we regularly publish are Marc Thiessen (who replaced the late, great Charles Krauthammer), George Will, Jay Ambrose, Jonah Goldberg, Christine Flowers, Cal Thomas, Ramesh Ponnuru and Salena Zito. We also have an arrangement with the Heritage Foundation to run columns that appear on its website.

We track the columns we publish daily on a large whiteboard in the Opinion department to ensure we offer a balanced mix over the course of each week. The challenge in recent years is conservatives are not necessarily supportive of President Donald Trump — which can make some of our op-eds appear liberal when they are, in fact, written by conservative writers such as Will and Goldberg.

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