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Stepping into the Ring of Fire this week: Eric Alterman from The Nation magazine will join us to talk about why, even when progressives controlled both the Executive and Legislative branches of government, it was impossible for them to pass the laws they promised would pass during their campaigns.

Investigative journalist Lee Fang will be here to tell us how the newly elected Republican Congressmen have surrounded themselves with lobbyists – something they promised their Tea Party followers that they would never do.

Author Nomi Prins will be joining us to discuss President Obama’s economic report card, and we’ll find out who’s benefiting more from his policies – constituents or corporations. 

And attorney and consumer advocate Peter Mougey will be joining us to discuss the secret cabal of Wall Street insiders who have captured the derivatives market and how they’ve perpetrated one of the biggest scams in financial history. 

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Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He also hosts the weekly DeSmogCAST and serves as co-host for Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced