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Brian Resnick

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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Did the USAID Cuban Twitter Debacle 'Taint All USAID Employees as Spies?'

April 8, 2014 A man is in prison, possibly for the rest of his life. A Twitter-like program has been exposed as a construction of the American government, created with the hope of stirring democratic unrest in Cuba. The United States' international development arm, USAID, is being accused of something like international espionage. ...

Why We Can't Name a Planet After Joe Biden—Yet

March 27, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Astronomers have discovered a possible new dwarf planet: a cold, relatively tiny lump of ice traveling near the barrier where the sun loses all its gravitational influence. The planet—280 miles in diameter—is roughly the size of Wisconsin. And despite the planet's relative smallness, this discovery has ignited astronomers' excitement: Its ...

Should Wikipedia Put Crimea on the Russian Map?

March 19, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Above, you see two maps of Russia as supplied by Wikipedia. The one on the left was downloaded Tuesday at 6:31 p.m. EST, nearly 12 hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an annexation of the Crimean Peninsula. On this map, Crimea is not in Russia. The map on the ...

New Nutrition Labels Will Make You Feel Guilty

February 27, 2014 First lady Michelle Obama and the Food and Drug Administration are set to announce new food labeling regulations Thursday, the final product of which you can see here. The label on the left reflects the current design. The label on the right is new. Aside from a much cleaner overall ...

What We Know About the Reported Plane Hijacking During the Sochi Opening Ceremony

February 7, 2014 As the opening ceremonies in Sochi get underway, multiple news outlets are reporting on an attempted plane hijacking that ended in a diverted landing in Turkey. The attempted hijacker claimed that there was a bomb on board, a Turkish official told the Associated Press. NBC's Richard Engel is reporting that ...

Americans Really Don't Like Their Government Right Now

January 22, 2014 2013 was the "year of polling terribly," in which many D.C. intuitions and the president sank to record low approval ratings in public opinion polling. 2014 looks to keep the trend going. Gallup is out today with a poll that finds 65 percent of Americans are "very or somewhat dissatisfied" ...

Snowden's Latest Leak: NSA Is Building a Quantum Computer

January 3, 2014 The latest intelligence leak from Edward Snowden may be the most science-fiction-like revelation yet: The National Security Agency is building a quantum computer, a machine thousands of times faster than the fastest computers on the planet. The NSA acknowledged in 2009 that its research includes quantum computing. But now we ...

Latest NSA Leak Nears Science Fiction Levels

January 3, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The latest intelligence leak from Edward Snowden may be the most science fiction-like revelation yet: the National Security Agency is building a quantum computer, a machine thousands of times faster than the fastest computers on the planet. The NSA acknowledged in 2009 that its research includes quantum computing. But now ...

Yes, the Secretary of State Fist-Bumped Snoop Dog. Just Watch.

December 27, 2013 Video of a rare encounter surfaced on the Internet Thursday. John Kerry—the secretary of State, former senator, and ex-presidential candidate—had met Snoop Dogg, rap superstar turned born-again Rastafarian, at a White House party earlier this month. Upon meeting, they proceeded to fist bump. The evidence. "Ooh, he gave me the ...

Jack Lew to Congress: We'll Hit the Debt-Ceiling By Early March

December 19, 2013 For the first time in four years, both houses of Congress passed a budget. The grand compromise that had eluded the body every few months (and left a wake of exasperated tempers and a 17-day government shutdown) was finally reached. Phew, right? We're done with this. No more cliffs or ...