Michael Collins is a Washington DC area citizen journalist who writes about voting rights, the corosive influence of money on politics, and other corruptions of the new millennium.  Collins wrote Election 2004:  The Urban Legend which upended the mainstream media’s official story of the 2004 election results.  His ongoing series entitled The Money Party explores and exposes the bipartisan control of big money in the nation’s capitol and around the world.  Collins’ American Cassandra series reported on the second citizen charged under the Patriot Act, Susan Lindauer, who was confined on an Air Force base for months and had to fight Department of Justice attempts at forced psychiatric medication. Collins stories are featured in ?Scoop? Independent NewsThe AgonistAmerican Politics JournalSmirkingChiimp.com, and other websites. His articles appear regularly on the front page of BuzzFlash.com.