Tonight on The Independents: The Skies Over Baghdad Have Been Re-Illuminated, Chris Moody on Rand Paul's Flip-Flops, Jacob Sullum on Asset Forfeiture, Former Linebacker Darrell Reid on the NFL, Plus NSA, Chinese Sidewalks, Hillary, & Aftersho


Probably not a good idea to mess with Texas. |||

Tonight's live episode of The Independents (Fox Business Network, 9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT, with re-airs three hours later) starts with breaking news: The United States has launched its first air strikes near Baghdad, in this the latest American war of choice in that cursed land. Joining to talk about that and other world reaction to the latest ISIS beheading are Party Panelists Katie Pavlich (co-host, Outnumbered) and Basil Smikle (Democratic political strategist). The two will also discuss Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign sorta-kickoff, and one Chinese town's central-planning solution for pedestrians who stare at their cell-phones.

Speaking of 2016, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) has gone through the media wringer today for his alleged flip-floppery. The author of one such piece, Chris Moody of Yahoo! News, will give a breakdown. Speaking of getting out the whippin' stick, former NFL linebacker Darrell Reid will give his two cents on the criminal child-injury indictment of star Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, which is just the latest in a string of very unpleasant news from professional football.

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Beloved Reason Senior Editor Jacob Sullum will come on to explain how civil forfeiture laws (and enabling Supreme Court decisions) allowed cops to become robbers, and Kmele Foster will explain how the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has quietly re-authorized the National Security Agency's controversial and probably unconstitutional bulk-data collection program.

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