to those of you who are celebrating. It is by far my favorite of the American national holidays, and I’m going to take today and tomorrow off to enjoy being with family and friends. In terms of this blog, I’m thankful for all of you who read and all of you who comment. I am not always diligent about replying, but I have learned a lot from commenters over the years. I really appreciate your insights, your disagreements, and your suggestions. I’ll be back with a news roundup on Saturday.