Today, on the Ed Morrissey Show (3 pm ET), National Review’s Rich Lowry joins us to talk about his new book, Banquo’s Ghosts, a political thriller. We’ll talk about the book and how Lowry decided to break into fiction, and how the book’s themes relate to our current fight against terrorism. Be sure to order your copy now!

In the second half, we will speak with former Rep. Dick Armey, who is currently leading a fight against regressive cigarette taxes that seem to be exploding across the country. Why should we care about sin taxes? Tune in and find out!

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