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This week on Ring of Fire: author Ari Berman will be here to tell us why, in the midst of all the debt negotiations taking place in Washington, job creation has been completely left out of the conversations.

Frank Schaeffer, author of the new book “Sex, Mom, and God”, will join us to talk about how religious extremism is pushing people towards violent and desperate acts of violence.

The founder of 350.org Bill McKibben will be here to tell us about the two year prison sentence handed down by a federal judge this week to Tim DeChristopher, an environmental activist who disrupted an oil industry land auction.

Author Cliff Schecter will join us to discuss the dangerous epidemic of stupidity that currently has a stranglehold on Washington politicians.

And we’ll also be talking with Daily Kos contributing editor Laura Clawson about how the GOP is willing to sacrifice airline safety just to destroy unions.

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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