Tonight on The Independents: Red Meat Wednesday, With Justin Amash, Jeffrey Miron, TV's Andy Levy, and Your Host Matt Welch!


I will be in the Kennedy chair on tonight's episode of The Independents (Fox Business Network, 9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT, repeats three hours later), so you'll want to whir up the heckling machine early and often. Picking up the co-host slack will be Hot Air Editor at Large Mary Katharine Ham. But the important takeaway here is OMG Justin Amash's beard!

Our favorite libertarian-leaning Republican congressman from Michigan is back on in all his Movember glory, answering the eternal question, will the new GOP majority in Congress be worth a rip? His answers may surprise. Also getting the Q&A treatment is Harvard economist and occasional Reason contributor Jeffrey A. Miron, who will talk about his recent Cato working paper showing that recreational legalization of marijuana hasn't really had much measurable impact on drug use, crime, tourism, or much else besides.

Party Panel tonight is TV's Andy Levy (Red Eye co-host, cat-lover) and Julie Roginsky (Fox News contributor, Democrat). They will talk about the latest Jonathan Gruber video calling Americans dum-dums, the vaporware-tastic U.S.-China climate deal, the much more real specter of big-ass enviro-regs coming down the pike in the next three months, the persistence of global appetite for crappy beers, and Eminem's f-bomb fiesta in D.C. yesterday.

And the co-hosts will talk about some of the undercovered storylines in advance of the Ferguson Grand Jury announcement, and then name our weekly Enemy of Freedom. Follow The Independents on Facebook at facebook.com/IndependentsFBN, follow on Twitter @ independentsFBN, and click on this page for more video of past segments.