Republican Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has fired the team of University scientists that the state had been using to determine when it was safe to reopen their state, and instead they are going to rely on the federal models that are more optimistic than realistic. Ducey was facing huge backlash from angry Republicans in his state, so in order to appease them, he has thrown science out the window and changed his own timeline. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

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