About Authors

The main authors of this site are David Rusk, Douglas Barnes, and Tod Lindberg.

David Rusk was mayor of Albuquerque, now the USA’s 32nd largest city. By comparison, Washington, DC is the USA's 24th largest. Over the past two decades, he has written four books and many articles on urban policy and consulted in 120 metropolitan areas.

Douglas Barnes has spent 25 years as a socio-economic impact evaluation specialist for major infrastructure projects at the World Bank and has written five books, dozens of major reports and an extensive number of articles on household energy access in developing countries. For the last 10 years he has run the consulting firm Energy for Development. He also has been a follower of DC United games since the league inception in 1996.

Tod Lindberg for years was a research fellow in the Washington office of Stanford University's Hoover Institution. Today he is a Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute specializing in national security issues and the role of U.S. leadership. He writes widely on U.S. foreign policy and national security, as well as on American politics and philosophical topics. He has been a journalist, editor and public affairs commentator in DC for 30 years.