Smart ALEC: Dragging
the Secretive Conservative Organization Out of the Shadows
BILL BERKOWITZ FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT
For nearly forty years the American Legislative Exchange Council has been providing conservative legislators with the tools to undo the New Deal piece by piece. Now, in the Year of the Cold-Blooded Republican Governor, ALEC is achieving an unprecedented level of success.
As puzzle master Will Shortz might say, what is a four-letter acronym for a virtually unknown, but politically powerful conservative organization? If you guessed ALEC, you won’t be receiving an NPR lapel pin, but rest assured, you are in very elite company.