by Max Brantley
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has joined Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Kraft and Intuit in dropping financial support of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). This is the corporate lobby which masquerades as a state legislative educational organization. In fact, it gins out template legislation to achieve anti-tax, anti-regulation, anti-public school, pro-gun and similar marching orders for state legislators like the rising Republican claque in Arkansas.
Not to worry Rep. Bell and Sen. Irvin. The Koch brothers will pay the whole bill if need be to keep feeding y'all instructions and sending down "expert" witnesses to testify in your behalf.