About the Author
Lee Drutman is the former Communi-ca-tions Director at Citizen Works (www.citizenworks.org), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded by Ralph Nader to advance justice by strengthening citizen participation in power. His commentaries have been published in many outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, New York Newsday
, and the Providence Journal
and online at TomPaine.com, Alternet.org and CommonDreams.org.