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Rational Security: The 'Not-So-Secret Police' Edition

Jen Patja
Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 7:07 PM

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Federal officers descend on protestors in Portland, over the objections of state and local officials. Why did Trump choose this city, and what does he hope to gain from this expanding campaign of federal authority? And the U.S. hits back at Chinese spies, indicting two hackers and shuttering a consulate in Houston.

Tamara celebrates the summer bounty of wild raspberries.

Susan salutes the late John Lewis.

Ben wants your advice on smoke grenades.

Shane recommends a new book on Putin and the KGB.


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Jen Patja is the editor and producer of The Lawfare Podcast and Rational Security. She currently serves as the Co-Executive Director of Virginia Civics, a nonprofit organization that empowers the next generation of leaders in Virginia by promoting constitutional literacy, critical thinking, and civic engagement. She is the former Deputy Director of the Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution at James Madison's Montpelier and has been a freelance editor for over 20 years.

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