The Independents

Tonight on The Independents: Red Meat Wednesday, With John Stossel, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Geraldo Rivera, and Two Minutes Hate!

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Theo Curtis |||

Tonight's episode of The Independents (Fox Business Network, 9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT, with re-airs three hours later) will once again bat around the many policy issues raised by the advent of the Islamic State, and America's increasingly aggressive reaction toward it.

Fox News mainstay Geraldo Rivera will tackle the thorny question of whether families or countries should (or should be able to) pay cash dollar bills to free hostages held by Islamic terrorists. And Party Panelists Katherine Mangu-Ward (your friendly neighborhood managing editor) and Paul Mecurio (Wall Street lawyer-turned comedian) will discuss the new estimate of 300 U.S. passport-holders fighting with ISIL, and also whether the floated U.S. bombing in Syria is either legal or advisable. (The duo will come back later to weigh in on the important issue of Al Sharpton's fat-shaming.)

Eponymous Fox Business Network host, Reason.com columnist, and American hero John Stossel will tease his upcoming show on how the Environmental Protection Agency has run amok. The co-hosts will critique President Barack Obama's attempts to circumvent the United States Congress while forging a kinda-sorta climate change treaty, and then will sit stoically and suffer your abuse, relayed by Fox Human Resources scold Bernie Maxsmith.

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