Marty Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post for the last eight years, has announced his retirement effective Feb. 28, 2021.

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“We start with more questions than answers…”

January 27, 2021

Washington Post executive editor Martin Baron in a retirement letter to the staff

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“The mountains on the horizon …”

December 29, 2020

Tana French in her novel "The Searcher"

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“He was old enough to dance to a good beat but too young to know his favorite color.”

December 11, 2020

Peter Hermann and Clarence Williams of The Washington Post, in a story about the spike in gun violence in Washington D.C.

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“… a common appreciation for truth.”

November 13, 2020

Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin

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E Pluribus Unnerved

November 5, 2020

A fleeting headline on an Election Day story by the New York Times

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“His work is a parable …”

October 28, 2020

Kurt Streeter in the New York Times, writing about Minneapolis cop and high school football coach Charles Adams

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“… between broad statistical data and intimate personal disclosure.”

July 17, 2020

Classical music critic Michael Andor Brodeur of the Washington Post

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“His conversation is so delightfully sauced …”

July 1, 2020

Robin Wall Kimmerer from an essay in "Braiding Sweetgrass"

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“Violence of the light miraculous.”

June 26, 2020

From the novel "The Dust That Falls from Dreams" by Louis de Bernieres