Today, on the Ed Morrissey Show (3 pm ET), Mary Katharine Ham returns — with HamCam! We will talk about the Washington Post’s short-lived pimping scheme, the increase in joblessness, and more. In the second thirty minutes, Mark Boal joins us to talk about his new movie, The Hurt Locker, which opens nationwide tomorrow. In bonus minutes, we’ll chat with John Ziegler about his interview with Mike Allen of Politico and the ongoing effort by the media to paint Sarah Palin as a lightweight.

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