It's Monday night, which means The Independents is backatcha live at 9 pm ET, 6 pm PT on Fox Business Network (with a midnight-hour repeat), injecting some hot buttered libertarian weirdness into the cable-news slipstream.
Tonight's show begins where Friday's Super Bowl episode left off—with Super Bowl commercials, particularly the two that have generated the most (and most pointless) political controversy: Bob Dylan's Chrysler stunt, and Coca-Cola's multilingual rendition of "America the Beautiful." Commenting on these, as well as on Philip Seymour Hoffman's heroin overdose and the recent confessions-of-a-TSA-snooper essay in Politico, will be Wall Street lawyer-turned comedian Paul Mecurio, and criminal defense attorney-slash-TV commentator Remi Spencer.
Then joining the show for a couple of segments will be former congressman, recent New York mayoral loser and two-time sexting scandal protagonist Anthony Weiner, who is slated to discuss (among other things) Washington's latest debt ceiling fight, President Barack Obama's combative interview with Fox host Bill O'Reilly, and the rather remarkable confession that Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) made last week during his confirmation hearing to be America's next ambassador to China.
Michael Malice, author of a new unauthorized biography of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il titled Dear Reader (as well as of a great 2013 Reason feature "My Week in North Korea"), will be on to talk about the horrors of the Hermit Kingdom. And the "Keeping it Kmele" segment tonight will use Janet Yellen's first day on the job as Fed chief to take a closer look at the Federal Reserve. Other topics that may come up on the show include Joe Namath's sartorial awesomeness, the post-game show's 9/11 truther, Bill de Blasio's groundhog (not a euphemism), and beer drones.