The Ed Morrissey Show: James Pethokoukis, Nick Gillespie

Today, on the Ed Morrissey Show (3 pm ET), James Pethokoukis returns to talk about the health-care debate and whether Republicans plan to fight or to surrender to big-government solutions. Reason’s editor Nick Gillespie joins us for the first time, and we’ll talk about his new humorous web spot, the progress of the Obama administration, and perhaps Sotomayor and Prop 8 if we have enough time.

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