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Founded in the early 1970s to promote right-wing policies at the state level, the American Legislative Exchange Council's focus has shifted to favor the promotion of state legislation and regulation that benefits its corporate sponsors. A fact that should come as no surprise given its funding by right-wing foundations and corporate membership fees ranging from $5000 to $50,000. The council boasts a large clearinghouse of research, model bills, and legislative strategies to promote its agenda. American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) 1129 20th Street NW - Suite 500 Washington, DC... MORE >
ALEC Posts Archive
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Monday 09/22/2014, 4:32pm
Jeremy Hooper @ GLAAD: Questions we'd like reporters to ask at the Values Voter Summit. Warren Throckmorton: Mars Hill Church Staff Worried That Real Marriage Campaign Would Benefit Mark Driscoll More Than Church. Tara Culp-Ressler @ Think Progress: Rick Perry Claims Texas’ New Abortion Restrictions Could Have Saved Joan Rivers’ Life. Steve Benen @ The Maddow Blog: Google latest to walk away from ALEC. David Edwards @ Raw Story: Fox News priest demands government ban Satanic masses ‘in the name of free speech.’ MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 02/05/2014, 5:38pm
Josh Feldman @ Mediaite: Stewart Tears into Obama Scandal Obsession at ‘Spite-Driven Anger Machine’ Fox News. Rachel Tabachnick @ Public Research Associates: Ted Cruz & ALEC: Seceding from the Union One Law at a Time. Luke Brinker @ Equality Matters: Washington Times Columnist: It's "Lurid Propaganda" To Teach Students That Homosexuality Exists. CJ Werleman @ AlterNet: 5 of the Christian Right's Favorite and Most Dangerous New Recruits Running for Congress. Ellie Sandmeyer @ Media Matters: Laura Ingraham's Attacks On Sonia... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 12/10/2013, 5:33pm
David Ferguson @ Raw Story: Republican official: It’s ‘immoral’ to insure gays because their ‘lifestyle’ kills them. Hemant Mehta @ Friendly Atheist: Oklahoma Legislator Who Supports Ten Commandments Monument Slams Satanic Temple’s Proposal for Being Too ‘Religious.’ Jeremy Hooper: Robert Knight: 'Peter [LaBarbera] is today's Paul Revere. Rebecca Leber @ Think Progress: Lawmakers In 23 States Introduced Secret Lobbying Group ALEC’s Anti-Immigrant Bill. Josh Feldman @ Mediaite: McCain Sees Something Strangely... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 12/03/2013, 5:35pm
TFN Insider: The Mythical ‘War on Christmas’ in Texas Schools. Hemant Mehta @ Friendly Atheist: We Raised More Than $3,000 for the Morton Grove Park District and They Rejected It. Josh Israel @ Think Progress: Ex-Senator Who Accused Teachers Of Spreading Homosexuality Wants His Old Job Back. Andrew Kirell @ Mediaite: The Very Best of ‘Right-Wing Art.’ David Edwards @ Raw Story: Michele Bachmann: President Obama ‘has rewritten the Constitution for himself.’ Emily Arrowood @ Equality Matters: O'Reilly Praises Anti-Gay Group In His... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Peter Montgomery, Tuesday 07/30/2013, 2:27pm
Right-wing political strategists have invested huge sums in recent decades to undermine public support for public schools. MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Friday 11/30/2012, 5:39pm
Peter Montgomery @ Religion Dispatches: Status of Uganda Anti-Gay Bill Unclear; U.S. Religious Right Support Isn’t. Erika Eichelberger @ Mother Jones: Study: ALEC Is Bad for the Economy. Joe.My.God: Egyptian Court Sentences Florida Pastor Terry Jones To Death Over Movie. Kevin Drum: I Guess the Future Wasn't at Stake in This Year's Election After All. Jeremy Hooper: Liberty Counsel quietly takes Chick-fil-A off of its 'Nice' list; you next, AFA? Hemant Mehta @ Friendly Atheist: Creationist Ken Ham Accuses Pat Robertson of ‘... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Josh Glasstetter, Monday 11/05/2012, 12:56pm
The lower the turnout tomorrow, the better Mitt Romney will do. It’s always been this way for Republicans. Anyone who doubts that needs to watch the video below. The media frequently reports on right-wing and GOP voter suppression efforts, but they rarely acknowledge the root cause – Republicans do better when fewer people vote. This is the driving force behind the GOP’s draconian voter ID laws and efforts to limit early voting, voter registration drives, and provisional voting. The right wing and GOP have whipped up hysteria around voter fraud, which is... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Josh Glasstetter, Wednesday 12/07/2011, 1:18pm
“We don’t want to be part of the controversy.” That’s what Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Gates Foundation, told NPR when asked why the foundation’s work on reproductive health avoided support for abortion care. While this was a grave disappointment to global women’s health advocates, it wasn’t altogether surprising. Despite the Gates Foundation’s staggering wealth and influence and willingness to try new – sometimes controversial – approaches, it steadfastly steers clear of political fights. That’s why a recent award of $376,... MORE >
Five Conservatives Who Don't Understand Net Neutrality…But Are Definitely Against It!
11/14/14 @ 10:57am
Solomon: Obama Is 'A Homosexual Muslim Married To A Man'
11/10/14 @ 3:50pm
Beck: 'Revolutionaries Will Come And They Will Pull You Out Of Your Car And Shoot You'
11/13/14 @ 2:42pm
Alex Jones Has Net Neutrality Meltdown: This Is What The Nazis Did!
11/13/14 @ 5:00pm
Ben Carson Will Crack Down On Non-Citizens Committing Voter Fraud By Revoking Their Citizenship
11/12/14 @ 10:55am