This Week on Ring of Fire!

This week’s Ring of Fire, hosted by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Mike Papantonio and Sam Seder: Saturdays at 3 o’clock Eastern, rebroadcasts Sunday nights at 8 pm Eastern

This week on Ring of Fire: MSNBC host and author Dylan Ratigan will join us to discuss his new book “Greedy Bastards.”

University of Maryland professor and author Mark Feldstein will be joining us to talk about how muckraking journalists used to help expose political scandals, rather than helping to cover them up.

3rd Party presidential candidate Rocky Anderson will tell us why he’s challenging President Obama for the progressive vote in America.

Mother Jones’ Andy Kroll will tell us about the dark money that’s influencing the GOP primary results.

And George Washington University professor John Sides will tell us which candidates voters think will take care of the middle class the best.

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3 Responses to This Week on Ring of Fire!

  1. NR says:

    With this being another election year, I’m not sure if I’m going to vote in the VA GOP primary since there are just 2 terrible candidates to choose from – Romney and Paul. While I understand that Gingrich (and Perry) weren’t able to get on the ballot, I’m not sure why Santorum failed to make it on there as well. I was hoping to vote for Santorum since he would be inept enough in the general presidential race to the point that Obama would win re-election…As for this 3rd party progressive candidate, Rocky Anderson, I wonder if he will be on the VA primary and/or general ballot as another option for (in)decision 2012.

    As for Obama, at least he got the ball rolling for the economy to some degree, and shifting away from GOP input, particularly with vetoing that infamous TransCanada pipeline that would’ve been a potential environmental disaster, like the BP oil spill in the Gulf, waiting to happen.

  2. Mary Bell Lovkhart says:

    There is a certain arrogant or presumptive naïveté about Anderson and the 3rd party. I don’t see the need for a 3rd political party when progressives and moderates have a movement like Occupy doing quite well across the country in getting out the word. They just need to occupy the political parties and there is only one party in which they will receive a more positive hearing and that’s the Democratic Party. A 3rd party candidacy only siphons off progressive voters from the Democratic Party and thus may ensure perpetual weakness of the progressive movement. Ironically this may be the result when on issue after issue Americans favor progressive over conservative policies. These 3rd party folk seem not to understand how politics really works in this country. The tea party obviously figured this out. Anderson like Nader and other 3rd party candidates seems to suffer from an arrogant belief that people will just gravitate over to them when we all know they can’t really accomplish anything beyond talk and could do great harm.

  3. G. says:

    We would had a third party along time ago, if Ross Perot had kept the Reform Party intact even when he dropped out of the 1992 race. The trouble is that some of his members hijack the party.

    I agreed with Norman Goldman that we need to take back the Democratic Party. Norman had an interview with one of the Progressive Party members in Vermont. The Progressive Party in Vermont informed the the Democratic Party in that state either they get aboard with the program in helping the people in Vermont at the city, county, state, and federal level or the Progressive Party will run their own candidates against the Democratic Party. Those Democratics got the message hard and fast.