Donald Trump desperately wants to be a dictator, and this week he announced that he was considering declaring that Congress was in a formal recess so that he could use recess appointments to get his nominees in their positions. He’s blaming Democrats for this, but really it is the Republicans in the Senate who are holding things up for the President. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains what’s happening. 

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