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This week on Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV: This week, Farron Cousins, contributing writer at and executive editor at The Trial Lawyer Magazine, will be filling in for Pap.

Attorneys Howard Nations and Mike Burg discuss the GOP’s long-standing war on the government, and why it is time to stop attacking our own democracy.

Author Cliff Schecter will discuss about the ongoing fight to protect America’s social safety net programs.

Attorney Nancy Fineman will explain the potential charges coming for banks like JP for their participation in Madoff-style ponzi schemes.

Elliot Fineman, President of the National Gun Victims Action Council, will discuss the increasing amount of gun violence in America, and Congress’s failure to take action on the subject.

Alternet world editor Alex Kane will talk about the use of drones by the Obama administration, and how recent reports have showed that strikes in Yemen and Pakistan were completely unjustified.

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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