Today's hot topics: Raqqa roll, war on Kurds, Gingriches to the Vatican, NFL's plenipotent protests, and more

Today on The Ed Morrissey Show (4 pm ET), we have another great lineup for the news of the day! The show will be streamed on Hot Air’s Facebook page and embedded here and on the show page for those who are not on Facebook. (If it’s muted, right-click the video and choose Unmute.)

Join us as we welcome:

  • The Senate confirmed Callista Gingrich as US Ambassador to the Holy See last night in a 70-23 vote. What will be her first challenges, and what does the Vatican expect? Veteran Vaticanista Francis X. Rocca of the Wall Street Journal joins us to discuss that, and all the other news from the Vatican.
  • Raqqa has been liberated, but now the Kurds and Iraqis have squared off in a civil war over control of Kirkuk. What does that mean for the Christian and Yazidi refugees of ISIS, and for the overall stability of the region? Jeff Gardner of Picture Christians provides his on-the-ground expertise in making sense of all the recent developments.
  • The NFL meets today to, er, not discuss the national-anthem protests. Jazz Shaw joins us to discuss that, as well as the secret of marriage.

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