We here at the TNT Opinion Desk give thanks for:
&bull Readers who don’t go ballistic when they read opinions that differ from theirs.
&bull Thoughtful debate in the comments on our blog postings and editorials.
&bull Letter writers who keep it short, civil and timely.
&bull People who are passionate about their community and spend countless hours trying to improve it.
&bull Sunshine laws.
&bull Elected officials who give us so much editorial fodder to work with.
&bull Callers who phone to complain that we’re too conservative minutes after another caller chewed us out for being too liberal.
&bull Free speech, which makes it all possible.
Have a wonderful holiday, everyone. See you back here Friday.