Each week, The Times' editorial and opinion pages receive a few thousand emails sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, most of which are spam, messages sent as part of letter-writing campaigns and more. After deleting those messages, I'm usually left with 500 to 1,000 usable letters to the editor to consider for six weekly pages. Between 60 and 70 letters end up running in the paper during any given week.
Here is a snapshot of this week's mailbag.
The number of usable letters to the editor submitted between 10 a.m. Friday, June 8, and 10 a.m. this past Friday.
Readers weighed in on the L.A. Unified School District, the week's most-discussed topic.
Readers discussed the U.S. bishops' fight against President Obama's contraception mandate, the runner-up topic.
Of those letters sided with the bishops.