During his first press conference as President, Joe Biden expressed a desire to work with Republicans, but only if they are serious about working together for a better future. If not, he will press on without them, and possibly without a filibuster, too. This is the hard-line Biden that we need to see, and if he follows through with his tough talk, we might actually get some fairly decent policy out of this administration. 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 DeSmogBlog.com. 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