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Stepping into the Ring of Fire this week: Markos Moulitsas, founder of The Daily Kos, will be joining us to discuss President Obama’s State of the Union address, and we’ll see what grade the pioneer of liberal blogs gives his performance.

Matt Taibbi from Rolling Stone magazine will be here to tell us why new Speaker of the House John Boehner is not as big of a threat to President Obama as the GOP wants us to believe.

Blogger and author David DeGraw will join us to discuss what he calls the “journalism of appeasement” – where journalists and members of the media sit idly by while the economic plight of average Americans remains completely ignored.

And Ramsay Adams from the Catskill Mountainkeepers will be joining us to discuss the dangers of a natural gas extraction method known as “fracking,” and we’ll find out how this procedure is poisoning drinking water supplies across America 

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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