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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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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 ...

Obama's Top Officials Are Getting Grayer

July 22, 2013 It's not just the president who is visibly older than he was when he took office in 2008. According to demographic data from National Journal's Decision Makers report, his underlings have aged as well. It actually may be something of a myth that presidents and people in high-stress jobs age ...

Is the Military Underrepresented Among Top Administration Officials?

July 22, 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 ...

White Males Are a Minority Among Top Obama Administration Officials

July 19, 2013 While President Obama has been criticized for not choosing a diverse enough Cabinet for his second term, his extended administration just might be the most diverse of all time. Though, considering history, that might not be saying much. When National Journal conducted its Decision Makers survey in 2001, 59 percent ...

More Top Obama Officials Have Graduate Degrees From Oxford Than Any Public U.S. University

July 19, 2013 The 250 administration officials National Journal has selected as its 2013 "Decision Makers" are an elite group. That's not too surprising. Four years ago, when we conducted a similar survey, the most common undergraduate and graduate school for administration officials was Harvard. This year, the findings are similar. As seen ...

Joe Biden Relives His Childhood in the Way You'd Expect

July 18, 2013 GQ's July issue profile of Vice President Joe Biden is a funny, deeply detailed sketch of the veep's idiosyncrasies. In it, we don't learn much about Biden's 2016 aspirations. But we do learn that his staff says things like, "Well, he would be crazy not to keep his options open," ...

How PayPal Almost Erased the National Debt and Ruined the Global Economy

July 17, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A PR executive from Pennsylvania became the world's first quadrillionaire. The executive, Chris Reynolds, learned he was the richest man alive when he opened his June PayPal statement and found that he had been credited more than $92 quadrillion. We imagine it felt a lot like finding a $20 bill ...

84 Senators Still Stand for the Tyranny of Paper

July 17, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Even the House of Representatives does it. Say what you will about the dysfunction in that chamber, but at least all 435 members are required to file their campaign finance reports online. The Senate? Not so much. According to the Center for Public Integrity, just 16 of the 100 senators ...

What's Another $17 Million for a New Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial?

July 12, 2013 Pity the architect who agrees to design and build a memorial for the National Mall. Just about every such monument has met impassioned opposition and complaints during design and construction. Even the Washington Monument, the capital city's most iconic landmark, was thought to be an unsightly boondoggle by some. "Better, ...

You Can Now Bear Arms in a Post Office Parking Lot

July 11, 2013 Tab Bonidy was polite enough to ask before he brought a gun into a Colorado post office. In 2010 his lawyer sent a letter to USPS asking whether Bonidy would be prosecuted if he brought a firearm inside the facility or left one in his car while, let's say, purchasing ...