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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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Is There Such Thing as Too Much Evidence?

April 25, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow It's possible that every inch of Copley Square was captured on camera in the moments after the Boston Marathon bombing. But it wasn't due to some Big Brother network of municipal cameras. It was the camera phones. In the hours and moments after the attacks, perhaps the largest crowd-sourced investigation ...

The Boston Marathon Bombers Were Probably Caught on Camera

April 16, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The perpetrators of the Boston Marathon blast were caught on camera. OK, we don’t know that for sure, yet. But in a world where cameras are found in everyone's pockets, it seems impossible for their movements and actions not to have been recorded. For one, there were thousands of people ...

A Brief History of Terrorism in the United States

April 16, 2013 Terror in the United States knows many origins. There are “homegrown” incidents such as the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing, in which anti-government extremists used violence to promote their cause. There’s also the terror that comes from abroad, as we know all too well the ...

The Hottest Book Drop in Town: Behind the Scenes at the Budget Release

April 10, 2013 Budget drops aren’t what they used to be. Before the age of the PDF, lines of reporters, lobbyists, and congressional aides used to wrap around the dusty-red Government Printing Office. Which is in itself saying a lot: The printing facility takes up a whole city block in Northwest D.C. A ...

The First Days of the Iraq War, as Seen Through Correspondents

March 20, 2013 Back then, our national fears came color-coded. It was the week of March 18, 2003, and again the national terror alert system had been upgraded from yellow to orange. Since its inception shortly after 9/11, the national threat meter had been bouncing back and forth between the two colors, often ...

George W. Bush White House Website Frozen in Time

March 15, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Step back in time to a era where the Affordable Care Act was a laughable dream, when No Child Left Behind was touted by the White House, when Barack Obama was not president of the United States. The Bush White House's homepage will be stuck on January 20, 2009, for ...

Obama Still to Name U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican

March 13, 2013 The Obama administration and the Vatican haven’t enjoyed the smoothest relationship over the past four years. In the wake of the Affordable Care Act, more than 40 Catholic organizations brought lawsuits against the administration, in opposition to the law’s mandate that Catholic hospitals and charities have to comply with its ...

Those National Debt Clocks on Congressional Websites Are Wrong

March 12, 2013 National debt clocks are all the rage on Republican lawmakers' websites. Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho has one. Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma has one, too. At least 54 other lawmakers have them as well. But if you look at the figures on the clocks, you'll notice an obvious discrepancy. ...

Aaron Swartz and how a martyr makes a law

February 6, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Congress enacted the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in 1984, before there was a World Wide Web. And yet, it took Internet wunderkind Aaron Swartz’s apparent suicide for efforts to reform it to get traction. Sometimes to make a law, it takes a martyr. Swartz died in the midst of ...

Did You Know Hillary Clinton Won A Grammy?

January 31, 2013 As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton heads to retirement, news outlets are sure to write deep reflections on her legacy. But let's not forget something many will not include on a list of her achievements: The outgoing secretary is a Grammy Award winning artist. Yup; she won one back in ...