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When a political movement has consistently, in the service of its own power, put lies ahead of truth with respect to Russia, Trump, and associated matters, it simply has to smear those who stared the issue in the face honestly.
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I’m excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for a new Associate Editor at Lawfare. If you have ever thought to yourself, “I want to be Quinta Jurecic when I grow up,” this is your chance.
No, Quinta’s not going anywhere. We’re expanding. Over the last few months, Lawfare has seen an enormous increase both in our readership and in the volume of material we publish on the site. This growth necessitates staff growth.
Yesterday morning, I had pleasure of speaking to the great Ira Glass of This American Life about my piece on President Trump’s executive order on refugees and visas. Later on, Glass sent me a lovely note about Lawfare: “On Saturday I stumbled across your analysis of the Executive Order banning people from seven countries. Two days later you were the first to post the State Department dissent.
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Has Lawfare changed? It turns out quite a few people think so, judging both by the private messages that have been coming to the founders of the site (me, Jack, and Ben) and by the post that Brett Max Kaufman put up at Just Security earlier today. The perceived change pleases some and disappoints others.
If you've noticed any slowness in Lawfare's performance this morning, the reason is another denial of service attacks.
In the latest issue of Security Studies, my Georgetown colleague Matt Kroenig and I wrote a long essay on how academics might write more effectively for policy audiences (and yes, Lawfare gets a nice mention). Much of what we wrote is applicable to the broader analytic community, be it in the intelligence community, advocacy groups, or a top-ranked non-partisan independent think tank.