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Ruth Marcus

Deputy Editorial Page Editor — The Washington Post
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WaPost deputy editorial page editor/columnist. Mother of two high-quality individuals and one misbehaving dog.

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Quality and diversity are not mutually exclusive. We strive for both. Why is it so alarming to so many people to be confronted with the opportunity to read--not forced to read--an opinion with which they may disagree? Especially when they agree with the vast majority. 
Our regular liberal columnists flay Trump on a daily basis. Our regular conservative columnists do likewise. So do our editorials. I am so proud of all of them. I am also proud to offer dissenting views. The false perception would be having a section that is 100% anti-Trump. 
The role of an oped page, certainly the @PostOpinions section, is to give readers the opportunity to digest a variety of views, left to right. We best serve our readers with this diversity. Guarantee you that the share of pro-Trump commentary way less than 40 percent. 
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