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This week on Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV: Robert Borosage will discuss the new Democratic insurgents who are changing policy from the grassroots level.

Progressive radio and TV host Thom Hartmann will talk about the traditional media’s failures that helped keep the government shutdown.

Linda Lipsen, the CEO of the AAJ, talks about the 14th annual Institute for Legal Reform’s tort reform conference that took place this week, and how the group is planning to strip consumers of their legal rights.

Attorney Howard Nations talks about the successes that are already being seen as a result of the Affordable Care Act.

Attorneys Niall McCarthy and Mike Burg talk about the Obama administration’s decision to allow defense contractors greater leniency in arms dealings.

Economist Richard Wolff in New York City will tell us why the Tea Party is fighting social programs, and how it underscores their complete lack of knowledge about economics and capitalism.

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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