Today, on the Ed Morrissey Show (3 pm ET), Mary Katharine Ham joins us to talk about the bailout, the presidential election, and her work at the Worldwide Standard! John Randall updates on all of the Senate races in the second half and talks about how you can help boost the NRSC.

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