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

This week on Ring of Fire:  author Chuck Thompson will tell us why we might be better off as a country if we actually just let the South secede.

Investigative journalist Lee Fang will discuss the big business influence machine that is trying to buy this year’s election.

ColorLines journalist Brentin Mock will tell us about the poll watcher network being set up by the Tea Party to intimidate minority voters.

And author and Nation Magazine contributor Ari Berman will give us a rundown of this week’s Democratic National Convention.

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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