ALEC stands for the American Legislative Exchange Council, something I just learned about. It's so mind-reeling and discouraging I don't even know where to begin, so I'll just pass along some links for now.
- Get a quick overview with Paul Krugman's column "Lobbyists, Guns and Money."
- See John Nichols and the Center for Media and Democracy for more detailed introductions.
- Have a look around ALEC Exposed.
(h/t: Rita Matthews)
[Added] A small amount of good news about ALEC?