Erik Wemple: An inventory of media remarks on the Steele dossier

The Erik Wemple Blog at the Washington Post looks at a number of approving remarks about the Steele dossier by journalists and others. Wemple asked RussiaGate conspiracy theorists such as Natasha Bertrand and Phil Mudd whether they’d amend their positive assessments of the dossier. They (and many others) declined.

Jim Webb: President Trump’s Decision to Kill Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani

Jim Webb, a Democrat from Virginia who served in the U.S. Senate from 2007 to 2013 and was secretary of the Navy under President Ronald Reagan asks: When did it become acceptable to kill a top leader of a country we aren’t even at war with?

Justin Garrison: Reagan’s vision of U.S. foreign policy

Despite his seeing serious disagreements with other nations, he sometimes stressed that a successful U.S. policy would need to include restraint, flexibility, realism, and openness to dialogue, especially with the Soviet Union. Comments like these suggested that he viewed politics and foreign policy as the art of the possible, not as an attempt to realize some great ideal.

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