Monday's live return of The Independents on Fox Business Network (9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT, with repeats three hours later) kicks off with beloved Reason Senior Editor Peter Suderman counting us down to the "deadline" to sign up for Obamacare, and what all the confusing numbers mean. Party Panelists Santita Jackson (Fox News contributor) and Basil Smikle (Democratic political strategist) then join to discuss the the #CancelColbert nonsense and Bill Maher's surprising racism switcheroo with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) and Michelle Obama. The duo will also discuss Gwyneth Paltrow's hard-out-here-for-a-movie-start parenting lament.
Then: Did you hear the one about Los Angeles politicians seeking to investigate whether fracking caused some recent earthquake activity in Southern California? UC Davis Physics and Geology Professor (and Openhazards.com Chairman of the Board) John Rundle joins to break down the science. Rachel Boynton is the director of an acclaimed new documentary called Big Men, about oil extraction in Ghana; she's on next. Then the show finishes with discussion about what the long-suppressed Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture tells us about waterboarding for Bin Laden.