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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've Struck the Right Balance' on Spying

August 9, 2013 At a Friday afternoon press conference in the dead of summer, President Obama announced major proposals to change how his administration carries out national security policy. The president laid out four goals: 1. Reform the USA PATRIOT Act program that collects telephone programs. 2. Work with Congress to reform the ...

Obama: 'America Is Not Interested in Spying on Ordinary People'

August 9, 2013 At a Friday afternoon press conference in the dead of summer, President Obama announced major proposals to change how his administration carries out national security policy. The president laid out four goals: 1. Reform the USA PATRIOT Act program that collects telephone programs. 2. Work with Congress to reform the ...

The U.S. Has a Huge Backlog of Untested DNA Evidence

August 6, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito called it "the most important criminal procedure case that this court has heard in decades." But for now, the Court's decision in the Maryland v. King case—regarding whether police can swab your cheeks for DNA during booking—may be functionally irrelevant. The nation doesn't have a ...

Journalists and Whistleblowers Are the Real Winners in the Manning Trial

July 30, 2013 On Tuesday, Judge Col. Denise Lind convicted Army Pfc. Bradley Manning of many major charges, but Manning dodged the big one: "aiding the enemy." That charge would have come with a possible life sentence. The conviction still includes six charges under the Espionage Act, although that had previously been reported ...

How the Bradley Manning Verdict Avoided a Serious Chill on Whistleblowing

July 30, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow On Tuesday, Judge Col. Denise Lind convicted Army Pfc. Bradley Manning of many major charges, but Manning dodged the big one: "aiding the enemy." That charge would have come with a possible life sentence. The conviction still includes 5 charges under the Espionage Act, and Manning could face a long ...

America Is Split by the NSA, but Not Along the Usual Partisan Lines

July 29, 2013 Something strangely refreshing about the way the National Security Agency data-mining revelations have played out is how it has blurred the usual partisan divides. This was especially apparent Wednesday, when the House voted on an amendment to defund the NSA's spying apparatus. It was Republican-led, but backed by some Democrats. ...

Don’t Be Alarmed by the Drone Blimps Hovering Over D.C. They’re Here to Stop Cruise Missiles

July 26, 2013 If America is attacked, we might be saved by blimps. No, not state-of-the-art jet fighters that can fly well beyond the speed of sound. But blimps: lumbering, relatively jovial blimps—the manatees of aviation. Within a year, a pair of souped-up $2.7 billion blimps (price includes R&D) will be floated 10,000 ...

Don’t Be Alarmed By the Drone Blimps Hovering Over D.C.

July 26, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow If America is attacked, we might be saved by blimps. No, not state-of-the-art jet fighters that can fly well beyond the speed of sound. But blimps: lumbering, relatively jovial blimps—the manatees of aviation. Within a year, a pair of souped-up $2.7 billion blimps (price includes R&D) will be floated 10,000 ...

Is the Military Underrepresented Among Top Administration Officials?

July 23, 2013 While the military is composed of a smaller segment of the American population than any other time in history, so too, within the ranks of Obama's top Decision Makers, the percentage of those with military service is decreasing. In the first term, 12 percent of top officials surveyed by National ...

U.S. Accidentally Drops 2,000 Lbs. of Bombs on the Great Barrier Reef

July 22, 2013 In a joint military exercise with Australia last week, the U.S. Navy dropped four unarmed bombs on the Great Barrier Reef (that thing that's endangered and can be seen from space). None exploded. No, coral, despite it's propensity to leave some nasty scratches on human flesh, is not part of ...