Lee Drutman

Lee Drutman is a senior fellow in the political reform program at New America and the author of The Business of America is Lobbying: How Corporations Became Political and Politics Became More Corporate.


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Corporate lobbyists wield disproportionate influence on Capitol Hill, but a simple, data-driven disclosure system could restore transparency and democratic engagement. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Forget money, lobbyists' real power comes from information. Here's three ideas that would reduce their influence on Congress and strengthen our democracy. Read more


Corporate America is realizing that there is more to life than quarterly earnings reports. Now is the time for progressives to help businesses figure out what taking the long view might actually mean. Read more