Tonight when the gong strikes 12 in the east, your latest episode of The Independents will roll off the Fox Business Network factory shelves. (As in last night and also this coming Friday, the usual 9 pm hour is pre-empted by live coverage of the Barrett-Jackson car auction.) This installment is jam-packed with hot libertarian action, including:
* Andrew Napolitano talking about the National Security Agency, America's recently reaffirmed internal checkpoints, President Barack Obama's fondness for executive power, and the tension between Obamacare's contraception mandate and nuns.
* TV's Andy Levy on the bitchy letter sent by several senators to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association about the use of e-cigarettes on the Golden Globes broadcast; plus the Los Angeles City Council's latest brilliant idea for a $15 hotel-worker-only minimum wage, and Beyonce's flawed gender stats.
In addition to these topics there will likely be devil babies, Francois Hollande's First Lady coin-toss, shark stunts gone horribly wrong, and more. As always, join the heckling both in the comments to this thread, and on Twitter at @IndependentsFBN.