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Brian Resnick

Brian Resnick is a staff correspondent at National Journal. Before joining, Brian spent a year at The Atlantic as a fellow, where he produced content and wrote for TheAtlantic.com. In addition to The Atlantic, his writing has been featured in Popular Mechanics and The News Journal, Delaware's main daily newspaper. Brian graduated cum laude from the University of Delaware in 2011 with a B.A. in psychology. In college, he served as a managing editor for the student newspaper, The Review, and received the E.A Nickerson award for excellence in journalism. He comes from Long Island, New York.
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Obama: 'We Can't Make Extortion Routine As Part of Our Democracy'

October 8, 2013 At a Tuesday afternoon press conference, the president pushed against the Republican strategy on the government shutdown and the debt-ceiling, saying that he and his party are the ones who have been trying to negotiate, not Republicans. The president pointed to the 19 times that Republicans rejected a conference committee ...

More Than 1/4 of Americans Really Don't Like Their Government Right Now

September 30, 2013 Twenty-six percent of Americans recently reported that they feel "angry" with the federal government. Half, 51 percent, say they are frustrated. And just 17 percent report that they are "basically content." The Pew Research Center, which conducted the survey, says this is the highest level of anger they have reported, ...

Red Tape and Bureaucracy Bungled Hurricane Sandy Warnings

September 26, 2013 A few hours before slamming into the East Coast, flooding basements, splintering boardwalks, and destroying whole communities, Hurricane Sandy did something that crucially changed the national response to the storm—it stopped being a hurricane. It didn't matter that Sandy was a gigantic (expletive) storm. It had combined into something more ...

Army Set to Ban Tattoos Below the Elbow or Knees

September 23, 2013 The U.S. military and tattoos have an entangled history. The rise of the tattoo in popular culture started with floods of inked veterans -- especially from World War II -- returning home with them. The first tattoo parlor in New York City, established in 1846, served to mark up Civil ...

What to Know About the Drug-Resistant Superbugs That Killed 23,000 Last Year

September 23, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow We created the nightmare bacteria. It wasn't on purpose. We could not have invented antibiotics without spurring bacterial evolution. As long as there were some bugs out there immune to the drugs, the population would adapt. Just a few years after antibiotics came into mass use in the 1940s, scientists ...

How to Explain the Continuing Resolution to Your Friends at Happy Hour

September 19, 2013 Congress's ongoing feuds over funding the government and raising the debt ceiling are confusing. So don't let anyone mock you at the bar later when you are asked, "What's not to get about a bill to keep funding the government that has been turned into a Republican vessel for an ...

Michelle Obama Receives Blowback ... Over Water

September 12, 2013 Yes, the headline on this article could have made a "Watergate" pun. But we're feeling restrained. Michelle Obama on Thursday kicked off the latest in her series of healthy-living initiatives. It's real simple: She wants Americans to drink one more glass of water a day. That's it. Seems reasonable, right? ...

Obama: Securing Syria's Chemical Weapons Could Avert a Strike

September 9, 2013 On Monday night, President Obama flooded the networks to make his case for a strike on Syria, emphasizing its narrowness in diminishing Syria's suspected use of chemical weapons. Yet, earlier in the day, he conceivably was given an out to the conflict, with Russia offering to broker a deal to ...

The Case for Manning's Gender Reassignment in Prison

August 22, 2013 As of Thursday morning, the person behind the largest leak of government secrets of all time wants to be known as Chelsea Manning. "I am Chelsea Manning," she wrote to the Today show, shedding the name Bradley. "I am a female. Given the way that I feel, and have felt ...

The Sequester Has Now Killed Bunnies

August 19, 2013 The sequester has now killed bunnies. Yes, furry, innocent, blind lab-test bunnies have been put to sleep due to a $1.7 billion trim from the National Institutes of Health. A research ophthalmologist writing to the Huffington Post in response to a story about science cuts says Congress is the reason ...