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Andrew Lawler

Motion Graphics Producer

Born in the woods of the far off land they call Columbia, Missouri, Andrew is a super-energetic and outgoing video editor, known for talking non-stop while writers work in vain to finish their stories. When it comes to editing, his strengths include speed, coloring, and over-heating computers to ridiculous degrees. Off the clock Andrew enjoys playing video games, watching television, and staring blankly in corners for hours on end.

  Recent Work
An Iraqi man suspected to be a possible IS militant
Getty ImagesWorld

You Don't Have To Be A Terrorist To Go To Jail For Terrorism

Members of 5th Special Forces Group (A) conducting 50. Cal Weapons training during counter ISIS operations at Al Tanf, Syria.
U.S. Department of DefenseWorld

The US Really Doesn't Have A Lot Of Options In Syria

Photographers in action at Wimbledon 2016, London
Getty ImagesU.S.

#MeToo Is Highlighting Gender Disparity In News Photography

A graphic of a designated survivor during the state of the union.
Newsy Staff / Andrew LawlerPolitics

Meet The Designated Survivor: A Decimated Government's Backup Plan

The U.S. has laid out it's new strategy in Syria, and it sounds a bit like nation-building.
Newsy / Andrew LawlerU.S.

Is The US Nation Building In Syria?

Newsy analyzed footage and slogans from dozens of Iranian protest videos to better understand why people were demonstrating.
Newsy / Andrew LawlerWorld

What We Can Learn From Listening To Iran's Protest Slogans

The statue of liberty and healthcare symbol.
Getty Images / Andrew LawlerPolitics

Want To Fix America's Health Care Costs? Fix Everything Else First

Restaurant worker serves meals.

Federal Minimum Wage Is Still Stagnant Despite State, City Increases

Starting in late December, protests have swept through Iran for more than a week.
Newsy / Andrew LawlerWorld

Geography Of Iran Protests Reveals An Unprecedented Uprising

An immigrant holds a packet of information.
Getty imagesPolitics

What Are Undocumented Immigrants' Few Paths To Green Cards?

The U.S. decided to delay its ban on outdated cluster munitions in November.
Newsy / Andrew LawlerU.S.

100 Nations Have Banned Cluster Bombs. So Why Won't The US?

What does the asylum process look like?
Newsy Staff / Andrew LawlerPolitics

Asylum-seekers In The US Have To Jump Through A Lot Of Hoops

A U.S. Army Special Forces weapons sergeant inspects a Nigerien service member's weapon.
AFRICOM / Spc. Zayid BallesterosWorld

As Terrorist Threat Grows In West Africa, Expect US Presence To Grow

Shots from "24," "The Princess Diaries" and "Scandal"

How (And Why) Do Movies And TV Make Up Fake Countries?

Your tax dollar at work
Newsy Staff / Andrew LawlerPolitics

A Dollar-Sized Breakdown Of How Your Tax Dollars Were Spent Last Year

Multinational service members participate in the opening ceremonies of Flintlock 2017 in Diffa, Niger.
U.S. Army / Spc. Zayid BallesterosWorld

Pentagon Defends Response After 4 US Troops Killed In Niger

Ivy Mike experimental thermonuclear device is detonated over Bikini Atoll in 1952
U.S. Department of EnergyWorld

When Nations Go Nuclear, They Gain More Than Just The Bomb

Five U.S. territories
Newsy Staff / Andrew LawlerU.S.

There's More To America Than Just The 50 States

A graphic of the policy categories President Trump has begun to undo.
Newsy Staff / Andrew LawlerPolitics

The 6 Categories Where Trump Is Erasing Obama's Agenda

Bernie Sanders at a campaign rally
Getty Images / Win McNameePolitics

Bernie Sanders' 'Medicare For All' Health Care Plan, Explained

The fortress of Città di San Marino, viewed from the side of Torre Guaita on Monte Titano
Max_Ryazanov / CC BY SA 3.0World

How To Survive As A Nation When You're Smaller Than New York City

Government shutdown 101
Newsy Staff / Andrew LawlerPolitics

Here's What Actually Shuts Down During A Government Shutdown

Whistleblower vs. Leaker
Newsy Staff / Andrew LawlerPolitics

Examining The Line Between Whistleblowing And Leaking


What To Know About North Korea's Hwasong-14 Intercontinental Missile

Newsy Staff / Andrew LawlerPolitics

Nothing But The Truth: A Quick Primer On Testifying To Congress

Transgender service members
Getty Images / Ucas JacksonU.S.

Putting Trump's Proposed Transgender Military Ban In Context

Men watch a news conference of Russian president Vladimir Putin on TVs in a store June 24, 2002 in Moscow.
Getty Imgaes / Oleg NikishinWorld

How State Media Became A Weapon Of Information Warfare

Workers unload medical supplies to fight the Ebola epidemic from a USAID cargo flight on August 24, 2014 in Harbel, Liberia.
Getty Images / John MooreU.S.

Why Trump's Budget Cuts To US Soft Power Matter

An F/A-18F Super Hornet fires a Sidewinder AIM-9M missile during an exercise.
U.S. Department of DefenseU.S.

It's Really Rare For One Fighter Jet To Take Down Another: Here's Why

An image of Cameroon with its name in French on an old map.
Newsy / Andrew LawlerWorld

C'est La Violence: Cameroon Is Fighting Over Language