Charlotte Allen is a writer in Washington. Her articles have appeared in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, and Washington City Paper.

Edward Costikyan is a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. He has served as leader of the New York County Democratic Committee and director of the Scott Commission’s task force on decentralization.

Jack Edward Fielden is a freelance writer living in Manhattan.

Seymour Fliegel is the Richard Gilder Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute’s Center for Educational Innovation. He has been a teacher, principal, and superintendent in the New York City public school system, and is recognized as the developer of schools of choice in School District Four in East Harlem.

Howard Husock is director of case studies at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. His writings on housing issues have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Policy Review, and The Public Interest.

George Kelling is a criminologist who teaches at Northeastern University and advises police departments around the country.

Heather Mac Donald writes for The New Republic, Partisan Review, The New Criterion, and other magazines. She was formerly a lawyer with the Environmental Protection Agency.

Richard Miniter writes regularly for the City Journal on environmental and regulatory issues. His articles have also appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Christian Science Monitor.

Walter Olson, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, is the author of The Litigation Explosion: What Happened When America Unleashed the Lawsuit.

Edward Rendell was elected mayor of Philadelphia in 1991. He served as Philadelphia district attorney from 1977 to 1986.

Ross Sandler is a professor at New York Law School. He established the city hall oversight office for transportation in 1981 and was commissioner of transportation from 1986 to 1990.

Roger Starr is contributing editor of the City journal and a former member of the New York Times editorial board. He has also served as New York City’s housing and development administrator.

Susan Vigilante is a writer living in Queens. She learned to ride horses in Queens and has done all her riding in New York.


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