One of the more encouraging current developments is that ALEC has been flushed out into the open, and many of its corporate sponsors are bailing out — “Wendy’s, Intuit, McDonalds, Coke, Pepsi, Kraft Foods and the Gates Foundation.”
And, y’know, it’s kind of stunning that ALEC has been off everyone’s radar for so long. They’ve been around since 1973, founded by the same over-moneyed heirs to vast wealth that gave us the Heritage Foundation and so many other bricks in the rightie firmament. It’s not clear to me whether they’ve been doing something different in recent years that caught our attention, or if we were just too distracted to notice it.
Sorta kinda related — Krugman takes on Chris Christie.
Update: Also don’t miss “Big Companies Collecting State Taxes From Workers And Keeping The Money.” (Thanks Bill B.)