The Independents

Tonight on The Independents: Ferguson, Iraq, the Right to Try Drugs, the 'Greatest Threat' to Press Freedom, Plus Andrea Tantaros and Sexy Aftershow

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Tonight's live episode of The Independents (Fox Business Network, 9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT, with re-airs three hours later) will spend multiple segments talking about the latest developments in Ferguson, and the myriad policy questions that the Michael Brown shooting and subsequent police protests continue to raise.

Kicking off the show are Party Panelists Jimmy Failla (cabby-turned-comedian) and Kevin Williamson (National Review libertarian-leaner, author of The End Is Near and It's Going to Be Awesome), who will talk about President Barack Obama's comments and decision to dispatch Attorney General Eric Holder today, bipartisan efforts to demilitarize police, and the ongoing political divisions about the case on both right and left. Later in the show, the duo will discuss efforts to free up experimental drug tests for imminently life-threatening diseases, and perhaps also the bizarre legal troubles of Texas Gov. Rick Perry. How much should the goings-on in Ferguson be seen through the prism of race? Fox News contributor Santita Jackson will be on, and I'm guessing she'll have a different take on the subject than Kmele Foster.

The other main topic of the president's mini-press conference today was our latest war-like activities in Iraq, which Daily Beast national security reporter Eli Lake will come on to discuss. Andrea Tantaros, co-host of the Fox News shows Outnumbered and The Five, will talk about what gets her fired up in the news cycle. And I'll riff a bit about persecuted New York Times reporter James Risen calling Obama "the greatest enemy to press freedom in a generation."

The online-only aftershow begins at foxbusiness.com/independents just after 10. Follow The Independents on Facebook at facebook.com/IndependentsFBN, follow on Twitter @independentsFBN, and click on this page for more video of past segments.