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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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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 ...

Lawmakers Introduce a Bill to Establish a National Park on the Moon

July 9, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow No human has landed there in 40 years, the U.S. has no current plans to return, and there's no rest stop for the kids between it and the Earth, but Democratic House members have put forth a proposal to establish a national park on the moon. The move, proposed by ...

Why College Students Make Better Decisions Than Intelligence Agents

July 9, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Who would you trust with the lives of hundreds of people: federal intelligence agents or a bunch of college students? At Cornell University, psychologist Valerie Reyna wanted to test whether intelligence agents were susceptible to a type of decision-making bias people accrue as they get older. It's called fuzzy thinking. ...

This Is Your Brain on Power

July 8, 2013 The powerful people of the world look down upon the powerless. While at Columbia University, Andy J. Yap set up a simple experiment. After manipulating his subjects into powerful or weak states (in the lab, psychologists are the most powerful ones of all), Yap asked them to guess the height ...

Happy Birthday Constitution! Americans Still Don't Get You

June 21, 2013 Just 225 years ago today, New Hampshire ratified the Constitution of the United States. In doing so, the total number of ratifying states rose to nine, which made the document the law of the land. (Yes, we know, "Constitution Day," is generally accepted to be September 17, the date on ...