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

Stepping into the Ring of Fire this week: blogger and author Chauncey DeVega will be here to tell us about a spooky character named Herman Cain, who the Tea Party is using to help bolster their credentials with African Americans.

Kevin Drum from Mother Jones magazine will tell us why politicians care more about the top 1% of Americans than those who make up America’s middle class.

Author and radio host David Sirota will stop by to talk about his new back “Back to Our Future:  How the 1980s Explain the World We Live In Now.”

And we’ll talk with political satirist Matt Filipowicz about Donald Trump’s birtherism, and whether or not that’s going to help him rise to the top of the GOP’s ticket in 2012.

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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