The Nation's John Nichols joined NPR's Fresh Air this morning to explain how ALEC has driven conservative policy for years.
When Republicans won complete legislative control of many states last year, ALEC was right there with model legislation to help them push through a radical right-wing agenda.
If the Supreme Court holds outrageously restrictive new abortion laws, abortion will effectively be impossible to obtain in states like Kansas and South Dakota—while technically leaving Roe on the books.
Republicans walked away from a budget deal not because cuts weren’t steep enough but because they included tax increases on the wealthiest. If they’re drawing a line in the sand, President Obama must, too.
A trove of documents reveals the vast procorporate strategy of this powerful right-wing group.
The fight to counter LePage’s extremism is gaining support not only among progressives in the state but within the Republican Party too.
Could black Americans follow Catholics and white Southerners in drifting away from the Democrats?
According to John Nichols, conservative governors' destructive budget-cutting and brutal attitude toward public sector unions have alienated the public.
Can the fractious elements of the Republican party—from tea party fanatics to fiscal hawks and the religious right—come together behind a single candidate?