Last week, Progressives across the country were put into positions of power in Washington, sending a message to conservatives that their reign of terror was over. Mike Papantonio spoke with Katrina Vanden Heuvel, editor and part owner of The Nation Magazine, about what Obama can do with his progressive surge to overcome the obstruction of the right wing.

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