Mitch McConnell and his friends in the Senate are going into panic mode as they watch the polls get stronger for their opponents, possibly killing their chances of retaining control of the Chamber after the November elections. Assuming this happens, what would a lame-duck McConnell Senate do? They would do the worst things that we have seen from the federal government in most of our lifetimes, as Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains.

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