american legislative exchange council

Opinion: Iowa GOP Reverses Existing Minimum Wage Hikes and Ban Future Increases

“It's the first time a state nullified local wage ordinances already in effect and forced [local] jurisdictions to [immediately] reduce…

6 years ago

Stunning Hypocrisy – AARP Supports the Anti-Social Security Lobby ALEC

AARP should be more sensitive to its retired members who are vulnerable to ALEC-supported legislative efforts to eliminate Social Security.

6 years ago

Appeals Court Strikes Down North Carolina Vote Suppression Law

"North Carolina’s provisions deliberately target African Americans with...surgical precision...to depress Black turnout at the polls."

7 years ago

Federal Courts Strike Down Texas and Wisconsin Vote Suppression Laws

"We conclude that that SB 14 has a discriminatory effect on minorities' voting rights in violation of Section 2 of…

7 years ago

Another Koch Acolyte Is Responsible for Illinois Economic Disaster

Governor Rauner's tax cuts amounted to a 25 percent reduction and ended efforts to preserve education, road repair, and social…

7 years ago

Republican Governor Vetoes Clean Energy Bill Killing Thousands of Jobs and Billions in Growth

"This veto puts thousands of solar jobs at risk, endangers the livelihood of thousands and will stall billions in economic…

7 years ago

Barely Alive, Kansas Public Schools On the Verge Of Brownback’s Death Blow

The Kansas bill creates private school savings and funding programs by diverting public education funding to private and religious schools

7 years ago

Mormon Republicans Continue Bundy’s War On Americans’ Public Lands

Mormon Rob Bishop (R-UT) wants to deliver America’s public lands, national parks, forests, and wilderness areas to Koch Industries’ control

7 years ago

Complacency and EmoProgs Aided Conservatives’ Drive To Rewrite the Constitution

There have been a few articles lately that began appearing last October making a compelling case that while the 2016…

7 years ago

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Poisons Flint Kids And Then Declares An Emergency

This all began when one of Snyder's emergency dictators decided safe drinking water from Lake Huron didn't fit the corporate…

7 years ago

Kochs Secretly Fund the NRA, Chamber of Commerce, Religious Right and Club For Growth

Every Republican at every level of government spouts the same lie, the same twisted logic, to harm American workers

7 years ago

ALEC and Duke Energy Going After A Small N.C. Non-Profit And Church For Going Solar

The school is not paying Duke Energy for the electricity being generated by that clean source of electrical power, the…

7 years ago

Kochs And ALEC Make War Against Americans And Pope Francis Public

The mainstream media is finally reporting that the Koch's legislative arm ALEC is moving into the open to prevent action…

7 years ago

ALEC Plans Corporate Control and Privatization Of Every City In America

It is true the Koch's are poised to spend nearly a billion dollars to put a Koch surrogate in the…

8 years ago

Koch-Republican Austerity Is Killing Michigan Democracy And Poisoning Residents

Bad things generally happen when corporate fascist take over government and eliminate democracy, and it is a fact of life…

8 years ago

Scott Walker And ALEC Allow High School Dropouts To Teach High School

Of course, anything 'stupid' Republicans conceive of is always at the behest of their funding machine the Koch brothers and…

8 years ago

While Shell Plans For Climate Catastrophe The Kochs Kill Renewable Energy

ere are two fronts in the dirty energy industry's war on the climate with funding and legislative support from the…

8 years ago

Ohio Republicans Propose Poll Tax For 2016 Election

Now it appears that Ohio Republicans are on the verge of enacting an voter ID law that requires Ohio residents…

8 years ago

Scott Walker’s Koch Economics Is Decimating Wisconsin

Kansas has received its share of attention for its epic trickle down failure typical of conservative economics, and it is…

8 years ago

President Obama Doing the Same Thing and Expecting Different Results?

If there is one thing Republicans and the Obama Administration love more than pandering to Wall Street, it is the…

8 years ago

Bernie Sanders Explained Why Voters Aren’t Voting Ten Years Ago

Before perusing the one-time "world's leading democracy" and its truly pathetic voter turnout record, it is worth looking back at…

8 years ago

The Koch Brothers Try To Fool The American People With An Evil PR Campaign

What is missing from the long list of Koch demands to abolish virtually the entire government is exactly how it…

8 years ago

Up Close And Personal: Why Democrats Keep Losing The South

Southern Republican candidates have nothing to fear from the Southern Democratic electorate if my recent, highly distasteful experience, is a…

8 years ago

ALEC Threatens Progressives With A Lawsuit For Calling Out Its Lies

Interestingly, the Koch-backed anti-environmental group is threatening to file suit against progressive and liberal groups for accusing ALEC of lying…

8 years ago

Wisconsin Eliminating Weekends Is Another Koch Idea For A Nation of Slave Labor

Democrats expected Walker to eliminate the state's 'prevailing wage' law requiring workers on public projects to be paid the established…

8 years ago

Koch-Funded Professor Publicly Calls For Less Democracy

A university professor heavily funded by the Koch brothers has very publicly and openly called for less democracy to reduce…

8 years ago

How Koch-Republican Governors Rob Pensions And Slash Wages

Since most Americans are not like the Kochs, Republicans came up with a devious plot to garner support for taking…

8 years ago

The Koch Wall Street Crusade To Rob Pensions Is Underway

This is the class war billionaire Warren Buffet admitted his class was winning, and if any American doubted that the…

8 years ago

George Pataki! The Perfect GOP Hypocrite Threatens To Join The 2016 Primary Mob

With George Pataki marking Upstate South Carolina as a must stop, it is a virtual guarantee that he will join…

8 years ago

Paul Ryan Plans A CBO Rubber Stamp For Trickle Down Disaster

Paul Ryan is quietly working behind the scenes to make sure the next head of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO),…

8 years ago

South Carolina Continues Its Quest To Be The Reddest State In The Nation

Some view South Carolina as the reddest state in the nation. After November 4th, it just might be.

8 years ago

Demand That Republicans Pledge To Support Democracy Or Get Out Of Politics

Although Republicans detest democracy, they certainly understand the principle behind it and instead of swearing an oath to support a…

8 years ago

Cheaters Never Win – Winners Never Cheat? A Close Look At November 4th

This will be my last mid-term general election contribution. At least in my state of South Carolina, it ain't pretty.

8 years ago

Newspapers Across America Are Stealthily Helping The Koch Brothers Buy The Government

What makes newspapers actions more despicable is that they are not owned by the Kochs, but they are using so-called…

8 years ago

The Ervin South Carolina Bombshell. Could It Affect Nikki Haley’s Chances?

For the first time in this mid-term election cycle, South Carolina politics suddenly got interesting. The state's just been politically…

8 years ago

Chris Christie Advocates For Election Rigging By Republicans Controlling The “Voting Mechanism”

Christie may not have the anti-voter credentials of some of his Republican brethren, but he does not support the right…

8 years ago

A South Carolina Candidate Biking To Nowhere And Terrible News For Vincent Sheheen

Amidst the bad progressive karma, some good news. No matter how horrific the party policies, the Republican stranglehold on South…

8 years ago

South Carolina Congressional Races. You’ll Recognize The Winners.

I recently assessed the governor's race and the statewide races, all squarely in the Republican column unless all that voter…

8 years ago

Possible Voter Fraud Gets Arkansas AG Candidate Kicked Off Voter Rolls

It is a different story, though, when a white Republican is kicked of voter rolls in Arkansas that not only…

8 years ago

The Supreme Court Enjoins Republican War on Voting in Earnest

The Supreme Court's anti-democracy wing; Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, Alito, and Kennedy issued an announcement that their decision was not on…

8 years ago

The Koch Brothers, ALEC and the GOP Are Trying To Win The Election By Destroying Democracy

Crucial to their success is Republicans' heavy dependence on one of the Koch brothers' legislative arms, the American Legislative Exchange…

8 years ago

Republicans Faithfully Follow ALEC’s Refusal to Support Democracy

Over the past six years, at least, there has been a steady assault on democracy from state level Republicans with…

8 years ago

There’s A New Right-Wing Crazy Train Headed Your Way. Get Off The Tracks!

Doubling down on right-wing extremism, the fed-hating, red state, Wackadoodle Express, is pulling into the station of national consciousness once…

8 years ago

ALEC And Jeb Bush Are Conspiring To Kill Off Public Schools For Good

The most power-mad of the power-mad, the American Legislative Exchange Council, relies on easily compromised spear-carriers to dominate state legislatures…

8 years ago

Introducing the Current Era of New and Largely Unknown Republican House Leaders

Word has it that a California Republican Representative named McCarthy is in line to take over Eric Cantor's post as…

9 years ago

Tuesday’s Shooting In Oregon Is The 74th School Shooting In America Since Sandy Hook

Another day, another school shooting in America. On Tuesday morning, news hit that a gunman entered a school in Troutdale,…

9 years ago

Republicans Label Obama’s Plan To Combat Climate Change a Terrorist Attack

. As usual they use mendacity as a fear-mongering tool to convince their stupid supporters that President Obama's attempt to…

9 years ago

The Quartet That’s Most Responsible for America’s Decline

The four most despicable and repugnant Americans are Charles and David Koch, Karl Rove and the occupying army of corporate…

9 years ago

‘Free Market’ Republicans Give the Koch Brothers and ALEC a Monopoly Over Ohio’s Energy

Republicans and their conservative donors are staunch defenders of free market capitalism; that is until they see a viable competitor.

9 years ago

Taxpayers Held Prisoner by the Private Prison Industry

As you're doubtless aware, assorted misdeeds and lawbreaking will land you in jail and prison for varying quantities of essentially…

9 years ago

ALEC Spearheads Effort To Steal From Employees to Give to Corporations

There is a concerted effort to raid public sector employee pensions to give corporations and the wealthy tax breaks that…

9 years ago

Republicans Propose New Privatization Scheme That Would Destroy Public Schools

Many Americans missed a Republican proposal to destroy the public school system because they were awaiting President Obama's State of…

9 years ago

Decent Economic Growth Hides The Increasing Gap Between the Rich and Everyone Else

As long as the wealthy continue benefitting from the President's economic recovery, Republicans will stay the austerity course that continues…

9 years ago

Republicans Start a New Super PAC Intended to Make It Harder For You to Vote

Republicans have created a new conservative super PAC to support Republican secretaries of state that will pursue restrictive voter laws,…

9 years ago

If Republican Led ‘Real America’ Was a Country It Would Be the 3rd Poorest on Earth

If the entire country ever resembled the Southern United States, it would rival the poorest third world nation on the…

9 years ago

Southern Republicans Drag the Rest of the Nation Down by Doing the Kochs’ Bidding

The real tragedy is that as stupid Southern voters do the Kochs' bidding by keeping Republicans in power, at least…

9 years ago

The American People Rise Up and Demand an End to Government Favoritism of the Rich

After decades of declining incomes an overwhelming majority of Americans finally realize their government exists to favor the rich, and…

9 years ago

ALEC Members Refuse to Sign a Pledge Supporting Democracy

ALEC members were recently asked to sign a pledge to support democracy, and they refused. Not only did they refuse…

9 years ago

Koch Brothers Illegally Funnel Millions Into Campaign to Eliminate Pensions and Sick Pay

The Koch Brothers are are launching a nationwide campaign to eliminate public sector workers' wages, pensions, sick pay, workers' compensation.

9 years ago

The Gettysburg Address 150 Years Ago And Now: Lincoln, Obama and The Great Task Remaining

One hundred fifty years later, President Lincoln's Great Task remains uncompleted.

9 years ago

What the Media Won’t Tell You: Millions are Hurting as Red States Reject Medicaid Expansion

A number of right-wing states are leaving needy citizens without Medicaid coverage because their legislatures are rejecting expansion.

9 years ago

Republicans Take America Back (To the 19th Century) By Cutting Education and Paved Roads

Since 2011,Republican governors have taken their country back with the systematic demolition of the public education system and for Texas…

9 years ago

Darrell Issa, John Boehner, Clarence Thomas Lead the Republican Culture of Corruption

The level of political corruption in Republican and conservative ranks has gotten so blatant that they are finally being targeted…

9 years ago

Calls Grow for State and Federal Investigations into ALEC’s Illicit Activities

ALEC is being targeted for an investigation for illegally financing extravagant trips for state legislators and misleading the Internal Revenue…

9 years ago

ALEC Continues to Push Failed Market-Based Educational Reforms

Market-based educational reform is an utter failure, and yet we still can't shake the nasty remnants of its bad policy…

9 years ago

Republicans Go On a Nationwide Rampage Of Eliminating Laws That Protect Americans

Republicans are on a tear to disable the federal government's ability to serve the people much like Republican-controlled states like…

9 years ago

Republicans To Spend August Recess Promoting Poverty Creating Policies

Republicans will spend three weeks promoting the policies that drove 4 out of 5 Americans into unemployment, near or at…

10 years ago

McDonalds And Visa Give Republicans a Justification For Creating a Peasant Class

Fast food giant McDonalds teamed with Visa to provide them with a budget plan Republicans celebrated as justification for their…

10 years ago

How ALEC Helped George Zimmerman Get Away With Murder

The Zimmerman trial is a microcosm of the pathetic state of this nation and demonstrates that conservatives, ALEC, and the…

10 years ago

Republicans Pledge To the Kochs That They Will Oppose Any Climate Change Bill

Republicans are signing on to a new pledge to Charles and David Koch to oppose any legislation relating to climate…

10 years ago

The New Terrorists: How Ordinary American Activists are Receiving This Dangerous Label

The trend to label ordinary American activists as domestic terrorists is alarming, bringing to new reasons to revisit the PATRIOT…

10 years ago

ALEC’s Latest Scam Is Sending Public School Dollars to Corporate Owned Private Schools

The Koch brothers' American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) wants to send taxpayer dollars earmarked for public schools to corporate-owned private…

10 years ago

Supreme Court Activists Conspired With Republicans and ALEC To Kill Democracy

What the conservative court accomplished besides handing ALEC the right to restrict minority voters in the South is effectively abolishing…

10 years ago

The NRA Is More Interested In Selling Assault Weapons Than Protecting the 2nd Amendment

Instead of protecting the Second Amendment, the NRA has actively promoted assault-style weapon ownership and spent no small sum of…

10 years ago

The Abject Failure of Republican Economic Policy Is Driving Millions Into Poverty

As economic stewards, Republicans have shown themselves to be abject failures on every front whether it is driving millions of…

10 years ago

To Stop The Press From Reporting on Them ALEC Has Created an Enemies List

On the same day that ALEC claimed that they support the First Amendment, they circulated a secret enemies list in…

10 years ago

You’ll Find Koch Dollars At the Root Of the Calls for Armed Revolution Against Obama

The idea of using violent force to prevent a democratically elected government from operating began when the Koch brothers' funded…

10 years ago

According to the NRA There are No Americans Who Should Be Restricted From Owning Guns

Recent events revealed that according to the NRA, there are no Americans who should be restricted from owning guns and…

10 years ago

Senate Republicans Have Shamed America By Ignoring the Will of 92% of the Population

Today was a shameful day for America because 8% of the population, Ted Nugent and Wayne La Pierre, ALEC, and…

10 years ago

The Koch Brothers War On Renewable Energy Is Killing Jobs and Destroying Our Air

With ALEC supplying Republicans Koch legislation to end renewable energy standards, Americans will lose jobs, clean air, inexpensive electricity, and…

10 years ago

The Koch Brothers Are Spending Millions to Deny Poor Americans Healthcare

Charles and David Koch are spending money to deny poor Americans healthcare for no readily apparent reason except the Kochs…

10 years ago

It’s ALEC Not President Obama That is Trampling Constitutional Rights

There is a group of Americans attempting to force a segment of the population to give up their constitutional rights…

10 years ago

Racism Reaches the Levels of Government via Scalia’s Voting Rights Comments

One never imagined Scalia would openly declare his racism and disdain for the most basic of rights in an open…

10 years ago

The New Republican Class War: State Tax Hikes on the Poor to Fund Tax Cuts for the Rich

The new front in the Republicans class war is just getting underway as governors are proposing new tax schemes that…

10 years ago

ALEC’s Fingerprints Are All Over the Electoral College Rigging Efforts in Blue States

Like every dirty trick Republicans use to steal elections, the American Legislative Exchange Council is behind Electoral College rigging efforts…

10 years ago

The Koch Puppet Governors Continue to Dance for Their Masters as Rome Burns

A carefully planned, long term campaign to subvert democracy is the sole intention of GOP governors, ALEC, and their puppet…

10 years ago

Man Who Killed Florida Teen Over Loud Music Alters His Story to Fit Stand Your Ground

The Florida man who shot a teenager because he felt threatened by the teen's play of loud music is changing…

10 years ago

An Avalanche of GOP Voter Suppression and Fraud is Threatening the Election

In America, the prospect of free and fair elections is being threatened by an avalanche of reports of voter suppression…

10 years ago

The Republican War on Voting Is a Domestic Terrorist Attack on Democracy

It is time to call these harsh voter ID laws and fraudulent voter registration efforts more than voter suppression; they…

10 years ago

Boycott Victory: GE, Western Union, and Sprint All Dump ALEC

The eve of the Republican convention was a bad day for ALEC as five more national and global corporate members…

10 years ago

ALEC Teeters as Boycott Success Forces Members to Flee

The successful boycott of ALEC is the sending the organization into a PR tailspin, and forcing members to flee and…

11 years ago