Our invitation to nominate a conservative columnist to replace Brent Bozell drew a welcome response from readers.

We requested nominees on Saturday’s Opinion page after we dropped Bozell for concealing the authorship of his columns. Bozell’s critique of liberal media frequently condemned journalists he believed were less than candid with readers. Bozell’s confession that a staff member regularly co-wrote his column was too much for us.

Apparently it was for readers, too.

We did not receive one letter or comment protesting our decision or defending Bozell.

And we got loads of suggestions for columnists our readers would prefer.

Today we share those nominees and some of the letters sent by readers. In our web edition, find links to these columnists’ published works.

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Not all of these nominees have columns available for syndication. Others are members of publishing groups we aren’t using right now.

So we’re going to start shopping.

And keep the feedback coming. We’re eager to improve our Opinion page with diverse, informed viewpoints suggested by readers.

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