Republicans in Texas aren’t quite sure how to handle losing, and many, including some lawmakers in the state, insist that secession is the only path forward. Perhaps they need to worry about their own house, first, as the state is rocked by incompetence and corruption. 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