2008 Libertarian Party Presidential candidate Bob Barr has been writing editorials and guest column for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for the past couple of months, which we’ve covered here, here, and here (and there is much more where that came from). Now Barr is moving up in the world–the Atlanta Journal-Constitution just released information saying that Bob Barr will now have a once-weekly column in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
On the opinion pages, we are in a concerted march toward providing a rich marketplace of views, including liberal, conservative and others that defy labeling. We are in the process of selecting a new full-time conservative columnist. We have opened this up to the public and also asked you to let us know what you think of the sample columns from the finalists. We received 750 responses from people — giving us excellent feedback as we winnow the field. When this process is complete, we will have this new columnist three times a week, as well as Jim Wooten once a week, Bob Barr once a week, Cynthia Tucker twice a week and Jay Bookman twice a week, giving us a much stronger local columnist lineup than ever. Our new commentary editor keeps a running count of conservative and liberal columns on the pages to make sure we are balanced.