On The Independents: John Bolton on Torture Popularity and Sony Terrorism, Timothy Sandefur on Sony's Free-Speech Claims, Deroy Murdock on Jeb & Hillary, Plus Heroes of Freedom, E-Cigs, De Blasio Hypocrisy and Aftershow


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Tonight's live episode of The Independents (Fox Business Network, 9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT, repeats three hours later) starts off with one of our favorite guests to parry with, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton (see our testy exchange about Iraq and George Orwell here). He'll be paired on a Party Panel with Fox News personality Jedediah Bila to discuss the Sony hackers' new alleged threat to unleash 9/11-style violence on theaters that show The Interview, plus polls showing American fondness for torture, studies showing millennial preference for e-cigarettes, and everyone's favorite Christmas movies.


Heroes of Freedom—a direct and happy knockoff of Reason's 35th anniversary effort—resumes with #s 17-15. Timothy Sandefur, principal attorney of the Pacific Legal Foundation, analyzes the First Amendment implications of the Sony hack. Fox News contributor/National Review writer Deroy Murdock assesses today's Bush/Clintontastic campaign 2016 news (slits throat); and I'll rant a bit about New York Mayor Bill De Blasio's opportunistic hypocrisy on cigarette-tax enforcement.

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