Today, on the Ed Morrissey Show (3 pm ET), we have a keeper of a show for you. First we have Michael Yon reporting from Afghanistan in an interview I conducted early this morning. Yon says we’re losing the war. Find out why, and how Americans need to recalibrate their expectations and their efforts in the Af-Pak theater.

Afterwards, we talk live with Senator Jim DeMint about his new book, Saving Freedom: We Can Stop America’s Slide into Socialism. It could hardly be more timely, with ObamaCare and cap-and-trade moving us from a slide to a full dive. The Senator — a stalwart and unapologetic conservative — not only describes the dangers but also presents us with a plan of action. Also visit the book’s website!

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