In The News

REPORTIn Fight Against ISIS, Kurds Turn to Allies on K Street

“Given the instability and uncertainty in the Middle East, foreign governments know anything their ambassadors hear will probably be careful

Lecture by Lee Drutman at UPenn

Lee Drutman gave the lecture "The Business of America is Lobbying: How Corporations Became Politicized and Politics Became More Corporate" a

Stuff You Should Know: How Lobbying Works

The popular Stuff You Should Know podcast features the work of New America's Lee Drutman.

Space Property Rights

Mark Schmitt discussed how Congress is delving into space property rights on

Why Can't Startup Companies Get US Government Contracts?

"A startup like SpaceX might be very innovative," said Lee Drutman, a senior fellow at the New America Foundation and author of The Business

When it comes to lobbying, one group stands out

"The big problem is that on a lot of issues, [government] agencies are hearing a lot from corporations and often very little from folks repr

What Should the U.S. do About ISIS?

Here in the United States, we need to start asking the questions that would serve as a prerequisite to formulating a strategy. What are our

The Washington Wishing-Well

In a new book, “The Business of America is Lobbying”, Lee Drutman of the New America Foundation, a think-tank, demonstrates that in recent y

The Lobbying Bonanza

In 2014, Lee Drutman, a senior fellow at New America, conducted a study for the Sunlight Foundation that revealed that there were 799 regist

What Big Pharma Wants From the Big Trade Deal

But the pharmaceutical industry has been lobbying lawmakers on the TPP since the beginning, and shaping far more than this one section of th

Polluted Political Games

The real bargain is lobbying — and that’s why corporations spend 13 times as much lobbying as they do contributing to campaigns, by the calc

There are 14,000 lobbying groups in Washington

To see just how ubiquitous lobbying has become in Washington, I make an appointment for lunch with Lee Drutman. He's a senior fellow at the