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This week on Ring of Fire: Eric Alterman from The Nation will join us to discuss the Republican strategy of acting like idiots to attract voters – and we’ll find out why the scheme is working so well.

We’ll be talking with author Paul Loeb about the climate change deniers who believe that the recent severe weather across the globe is just business as usual – and not the result of global climate change.

We’ll also talk with blogger and author Chauncey DeVega about how the Republicans are using Tea Party darling Herman Cain to lure African Americans into the GOP.

And author Michael Shermer will be joining us to talk about why Americans are so willing to believe the lies that they are fed by politicians and corporate leaders.

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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