This week’s Ring of Fire, hosted by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Mike Papantonio: Saturdays at 3 o’clock Eastern, rebroadcasts Sunday nights at 8 pm Eastern

This week on Ring of Fire, America’s favorite populist, Jim Hightower will be here to tell us why Obama’s decision to escalate the war in Afghanistan is leaving a bad taste in the mouths of progressives.

We’ll also be talking with author Ian Mitroff about how the government is trying to solve the wrong problems with our healthcare system.

Comedian Matt Filipowicz will fill us in on all of the crazy antics of the GOP that happened over the last week.

We’ll also be talking with Robert Weissman, the president of Public Citizen, about how the banking industry is filling up the campaign coffers of the Congressmen who are trying to reign in their industry.

And investigative journalist Lizzy Ratner will be here to tell us how the young generation of Americans are feeling the effects of this recession much more severely than the rest of us.

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