Former defense secretary and CIA director Leon Panettta, while flogging his new memoir Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace, told USA Today that "I think we're looking at kind of a 30-year war" against Islamic terrorist networks. Which totally doesn't have any negative connotation, above and beyond the bloody endlessness of it all! Anyhoo, this, along with the latest Ebola nonesense, will be an early topic on tonight's live episode of The Independents (Fox Business Network, 9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT, with re-airs three hours later), featuring Party Panelists Lachlan Markay (Washington Free Beacon staff writer) and Richard Fowler ("Progressive Messaging Expert and all around good guy").
The Supreme Court today decided to not hear a bunch of gay marriage cases, which means that something like half the country can now legally gay-marry, the Pacific Legal Foundation's Timothy Sandefur will walk us through the legal/political thicket. Foreign policy analyst Michael Weiss will break down the latest battlefield confusion surrounding ISIS. The Panel will be back to assess the latest Jeb Bush boomlet. Michael Malice, author of the unauthorized autobiography of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il titled Dear Reader (as well as of a great 2013 Reason feature "My Week in North Korea"), will discuss the latest bizarro Kim Jong Un rumors. And I will mount a qualified defense of Vice President Joe Biden's chronic foot-in-mouth disease.
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