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This week on Ring of Fire:  Best-selling author Chris Hedges will tell us how corporations are trying to turn America into a third world country.

Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, will join us to discuss Romney’s attack on the Affordable Care Act, and the American middle class.

Lori Wallach from Public Citizen will be here to discuss the disastrous trade proposal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Alternet editor Sara Robinson will tell us how backwards-thinking Southern Aristocrats have taken over the GOP.

And best-selling author and president of Libertas, LLC Cliff Schecter will be joining us to discuss this week’s biggest news stories.

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Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. 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