Tonight on The Independents: Ukraine, Oscars, Pot Commercials, Bone Marrow Transplants, My Brother's Keeper, De Blasio's Attacks on Charter Schools, and a Mournful After-Show Featuring the Deceased Lysander Spooner


Tonight's live episode of The Independents (Fox Business Network 9 pm ET, 6 pm PT; repeats three hours later) will start off with an extended look at Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and what that says about American politics and political discourse (in addition to actual, um, Ukrainians). Joining in that effort will be on-the-ground reporter Jared Morgan in Kiev, former CIA dude Buck Sexton from The Blaze, and tonight's Party Panel of Sun Sentinel columnist and "GOP/Republican strategist" Noelle Nikpour and "Democratic/Liberal pundit" Steve Leser

Institute for Justice Senior Attorney Jeff Rowes will be on to discuss I.J.'s work in trying to legalize compensation for bone marrow transplants. Kmele Foster will give the what-for to President Barack Obama's "My Brother's Keeper" initiative. New York Mayor Bill De Blasio will get a rhetorical shiv or two in the ribs for his decision to start croaking Gotham charter schools. The party panel will also be back with post-game comments about last night's Oscars.

Did I say Oscars? Here are two Oscar-related segments from Friday's show, featuring New York Post critic Kyle Smith and Reason.com's own Kurt Loder:

The sexy after-show tonight will feature much wailing and gnashing of teeth about the death of our beloved bullfrog, Lysander. Make sure to send tweets to @IndependentsFBN, using the hashtag #indFBN, and we'll see you at 9.