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John Bicknell


John Bicknell is the editor for opinion and special publications. Before joining Roll Call, he held several roles over almost 12 years at Congressional Quarterly, including co-editor of the 2012 edition of Politics in America, editor of CQ Homeland Security, defense and foreign policy editor, and social policy editor. He previously worked as an editor at the Bradenton Herald, then a Knight-Ridder newspaper, in Florida. He is a graduate of Indiana State University, with a major in political science and a minor in religious studies.

Bicknell no longer works for Roll Call.

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Stories by John Bicknell:

McCotter’s Book Serves as a Call to Citizenship

May 23, 2011

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter’s new book on political philosophy doesn’t pull punches as the Republican Congressman takes issue with aspects of both parties.

The Leaders of the First American Republic

May 18, 2011

College of Charleston political science professor Thomas Patrick Chorlton shines some light on the darkness of America's first presidents in his new book, “The First American Republic: 1774-1789."

Interesting Views Do Not Guarantee Relevance

May 11, 2011

Rep. Ron Paul's new book, "Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom,"is, in effect, Paul’s policy papers bound and delivered in book form

New Book on Palin Offers Nothing New on Palin

March 28, 2011

Rosemary E. Bachelor's new book on Sarah Palin is but another really bad book that tells us nothing about Palin.

Maier Explores States’ Ratification of Constitution

Feb. 7, 2011

The campaigns to ratify the Constitution are elegantly retold in Pauline Maier’s “Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788.” Maier has spent her entire career writing about the founding generation. In “Ratification,” she has capped it with a masterpiece.

Author Relitigates Battles of Johnson County War

Jan. 18, 2011

Big ranchers use their influence to bring in an army of hired guns to drive off small competitors and keep the range open for their large herds in Wyoming lawyer and author John W. Davis' new book, “Wyoming Range War: The Infamous Invasion of Johnson County.”

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