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

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

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.