Ed Morrissey is finishing up the process of bringing lasting peace and democracy to the Middle East, but it’s actually taking him a few hours longer than we’d anticipated, so we’ll keep the train rolling back here at home. Today, in the first half, we’ll be talking to Rick Moran of Right Wing Nuthouse, as well as Pajamas Media about his new column at Front Page Magazine on the tricky business of drawing down in Afghanistan, along with anything else that comes to mind. You can follow Rick on Twitter @rickmoran_rwnh

In the second half, the always entertaining Stephen Green, better known as Vodkapundit, will enlighten us on the proper way to survive American politics while drinking heavily. Stephen will rate the campaign launches of some of the GOP POTUS hopefuls and offer his advice for those yet to toss their hats in the ring. On Twitter you’ll find him at @vodkapundit

The show is produced and made possible by the hard work of Chris, a.k.a. Duke of the Dance, and the live chat during the show is under the watchful eye of Monster. The NOT Ed Morrissey Show and its dynamic chatroom can be seen on the permanent TEMS page — be sure to join us, and don’t forget to keep up with the debate on Ed’s Facebook page, too!

Also, Move America Forward has started its Troopathon effort for 2011, and Hot Air once again is sponsoring a blogger team in the competition! The Hot Air Steamers will square off against 5 other blogger teams — the COINS, Team 6, The Greyhawks, The Anti-Jihadists, and our friends at Free Republic on their own as The Freepers. The Steamers team includes Maggie’s Notebook, Lonely Conservative, and No Sheeples Here.

We’re combining up to sell care packages for our troops overseas. We’ll all take part in the Troopathon on June 23rd, when we’ll find out how the Steamers managed to do against our stalwart competitors — but this is one contest where everyone wins, especially the men and women who receive these packages and feel some small part of the support we all want to give them. Be generous, and thank you for your efforts!