I’m still waiting for the latest addition to the Morrissey family, and so we won’t have a live show today while we do some running around. Instead, I’ll replay a fun episode from two weeks ago with John Cribb, the co-author of the new book The American Patriot’s Almanac: Daily Readings on America. Amazon will get its stock replaced this week after a sell-out in its first printing left the book off the shelves just before Christmas at book stores around the nation. Jazz Shaw joins us in the second half for a look at dynasty politics and the wisdom of referees in Baltimore.

Next week, we’ll talk with Larry Schweikart, the author of a just-released book, 48 Liberal Lies About American History: (That You Probably Learned in School). Keep next Tuesday clear on your calendar!

We’re also holding a fundraising drive for Twin Cities Marriage Encounter. I’ll be posting PayPal buttons for one-time and automatic monthly donations to this non-profit, which tries to build stronger communities by strengthening marriages, on my show posts until the end of the year. We now have a matching challenge!. If we can raise $1500 by January 15th, an anonymous Hot Air reader will match those funds himself. Donations are tax deductible! Please note The Ed Morrissey Show or Hot Air on the memo line so that we can keep track for the match challenge:

Now you can join the conversation in the chat room! Be sure to register at Ustream to participate in our raucous live-chat sessions. (And if the log-in prompt doesn’t come up in the chat box below, use this link instead.) Jazz Shaw of The Moderate Voice moderates the chat, and he has his Troll Gun Trivia Contest running before the show, for those who get there early — and are registered!

Free TV : Ustream

Want to see all episodes of The Ed Morrissey Show? Add the RSS feed to your reader and keep them handy!

Christmas season is over, but you can still get great deals delivered to your door through my Amazon widgets. Check out Ed’s Bookshelf or search for what you want:

Opening animation from TG Studios.