ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) is a toxic alliance of corporations and state legislatures that work together to ensure that corporate interests stay at the top of legislative agendas across the country. This alliance is anti-union, anti-tax, and is pushing their corporate interests with complete disregard for any regulatory measure that could lessen their profits.
Recently, a leak of ALEC documents obtained by The Nation and the Center for Media and Democracy revealed how ALEC's “model legislation” has spread to state legislatures throughout America. The Nation’s John Nichols has closely followed the leak, and joins Keith Olbermann on Countdown to discuss its implications.
—Anna Lekas Miller