Today, on the Ed Morrissey Show (3 pm ET), we’ll go 75 minutes in a Very Special Episode of TEMS. (No, we’re not talking about dysfunctional families.) Senator Orrin Hatch will join us at 4 pm ET to discuss the Senate races in Colorado and Minnesota, including that despicable ad Al Franken released yesterday. For the first hour, we’re delighted to welcome Mark Hemingway of National Review Online. Mark has plenty of experience in financial reporting, so we will discuss the financial crisis, but we’ll also talk plenty about the presidential race. Be sure to read Mark’s latest at NRO about Barack Obama’s experience as a community organizer.

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