Today, on the Ed Morrissey Show (3 pm ET), Kerry Picket of the Washington Times joins us to catch us up on all the doings inside the Beltway. In the second half, we welcome author Leon Weinstein, who will discuss his book Looking for Hugh: A Capitalist Guidebook, as well as his experiences as an emigre of the Soviet Union. Don’t miss this episode!

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