Today, on the Ed Morrissey Show (3 pm ET), we’re going to take a small break from the sturm und drang of politics in the first half. Betty Jo Tucker and Jazz Shaw join me to review our polls this weekend on the best and worst Best Picture winners from the last 40 years. We’ll talk about who won, who lost, and what got left out of the poll. Feel free to keep voting; the polls are posted below!

In the second half, we get back to business — literally — with King Banaian, chair of economics at St. Cloud State University and my fellow NARNian. The Fed intervened in a major way yesterday, committing another trillion dollars to buying up toxic assets and injecting liquidity into the market. Good idea, or disaster? King will tell all!

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