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This week on Ring of Fire:  journalist Dan Froomkin will join us to discuss the failures of the mainstream media this past year.

David Dayen from Fire Dog Lake will be here to talk about the disastrous plan to gut the social safety net as part of a grand bargain.

Investigative journalist Josh Eidelson will tell us about Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s assault on organized labor.

Democratic strategist and consultant Eric Burns will be here to tell us about the fight to fix the filibuster.

Author Nancy Cohen will discuss the reasons behind the GOP’s decision to vote against an international treaty to help protect the disabled.

And Paul Waldman, contributing editor at The American Prospect, will tell us if the GOP has gone too far into the fringe to ever be able to move back to the center.

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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