The American Legislative Exchange Council: Who Is ALEC?

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Florida and 24 other states have adopted "Stand Your Ground" laws thanks to a shadowy organization of state legislators and lobbyists. We hear the pros and cons of the group called ALEC. Also, India tests a nuclear missile, and without a Pulitzer Prize for fiction, what are readers — and publishers — going to do?

Banner image: Protesters gather outside the American Legislative Exchange Council's headquarters to protest against the laws protecting the 'justifiable homicide' passed in more than half of the US states. Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images