Scott Beyer is traveling the country to write a book about reviving U.S. cities. He is an editor at, and his blog is

Robert Bryce is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. His most recent book is Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper: How Innovation Keeps Proving the Catastrophists Wrong.

Jon Cassidy is a reporter for who lives near Houston. His work has been published by Reason, The American Spectator, The Federalist, and other publications.

Alfredo Corchado is the Mexico bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News, author of Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness, and director of the Borderlands Program at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

Wendell Cox is the principal of Demographia, a public-policy consultancy, and a senior fellow at the Center for Opportunity Urbanism, based in Houston.

Howard Husock is vice president for research and publications at the Manhattan Institute, a City Journal contributing editor, and the author of The Trillion-Dollar Housing Mistake.

Joel Kotkin is the presidential fellow in urban futures at Chapman University and executive director of the Center for Opportunity Urbanism. His new book is The Human City: Urbanism for the Rest of Us.

Mario Loyola is a senior fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty.

Steven Malanga is the senior editor of City Journal, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and the author of Shakedown: The Continuing Conspiracy Against the American Taxpayer.

Josh B. McGee is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and vice president of public accountability at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. McGee was appointed in 2015 to chair the Texas Pension Review Board by Governor Greg Abbott, with his term ending in 2021.

Judith Miller is a City Journal contributing editor. Her latest book is The Story: A Reporter’s Journey.

Brendan Miniter, editor of The 4% Solution: Unleashing the Economic Growth America Needs, is a member of the board of directors of the Dallas Holocaust Museum. Previously, he was a senior policy advisor at the George W. Bush Presidential Center.

Mark Pulliam practiced law in California for 30 years, moved to Texas, and is now a contributing editor at the Library of Law and Liberty and a frequent contributor to National Review online’s Bench Memos.

Aaron M. Renn is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal.

Janice Meyerson Scheindlin, City Journal’s longtime copyeditor, has been for an even longer time an opera singer on the international stage, where her credits include Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde with Leonard Bernstein and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Anne Snyder is a freelance writer in Houston who directs the Character Initiative at the Philanthropy Roundtable.

Ryan Streeter is executive director of the Center for Politics and Governance at the University of Texas at Austin.


Alberto Mena is a graphic designer based in New York. Courtney Pedroza is an independent photojournalist based in Phoenix and studies at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. 


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