I’ll be out of the office this afternoon — a neat trick! — and will not have a show today. We will return tomorrow with a new Ed Morrissey Show entry, with our Wednesday co-host Jim Geraghty of Campaign Spot, at 3 pm ET. On Thursday, we’ll talk to John Randall of the NRSC to see how the Republican effort to prevail in the Senate elections is faring, and on Friday, Duane “Generalissimo” Patterson helps us review the week in politics.

I have fresh word on our friend, King Banaian. The doctors removed his gall bladder, which apparently was “very infected”, but they had to opt for the full incision method. He’ll have to spend the rest of the week in the hospital, but hopefully he will recover reasonably quickly after that. Keep an eye at SCSU Scholars and Let Freedom Ring for further updates. Thanks for your prayers, and please keep them coming for my friend.