OP-EDS

We need a press people can trust and a president who respects it

BY MICHAEL STEELE, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 04/01/20 08:30 AM EDT THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL COVID-19 first appeared a little over three months ago and its spread has been vicious. The virus has a stranglehold on the...

Celebrating Elijah Cummings, a servant and a leader

God blesses us with the precious gift of life, and what we do with that gift is the legacy we leave behind. And what a legacy Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) has left for us. Thurgood Marshall once said, “None of us has gotten where we are solely by pulling ourselves up...

Michael Steele: A missed opportunity at holding banks accountable

Earlier this year I raised concern that many of the lessons that should have been learned from the 2008 financial crisis had not been; and that incoming Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, Maxine Waters (D-Fla.), would have an opportunity not only to...

The GOP is making Ocasio-Cortez more popular

No one saw her coming. The 29-year-old New York City bartender and political outsider who decided to call for a “political revolution” got herself elected to Congress as a Democrat last fall and since that time she has become an unnerving political juggernaut for...

Old scars of the 2008 crisis continue to be ignored

In 2007 the newly appointed Fed Chair, Ben Bernanke, declared that problems in the subprime mortgage market were so “limited” they would not create “significant spillovers." Within a year, those limited problems would snowball into a full-blown crisis and the...

Michael Steele: John McCain was no ordinary warrior

On a hot summer’s day in 2007, presidential candidate John McCain found himself in a bit of pickle: He was stuck at Reagan National airport hoping to catch a flight that would get him to a meet and greet on time. There he was with a simple overnight bag in hand and a...

High hopes for President Trump’s drug pricing plan

In May, the President gave his first major speech on lowering drug prices, making good on his campaign promise to go after drug makers to get lower prices for consumers. Following the speech, the White House released the Administration’s blueprint for lowering drug...

Elections have consequences.

“Elections have consequences. I won.” That was President Barack Obama’s response to congressional Republicans in a 2009 White House meeting regarding his economic proposals. If much of what has been the Trump Administration was not enough, those words are now...

Flake OpEd

Let’s be clear: There is a difference between disruption and destruction. When any institution becomes static, myopic or just plain out of touch, there is value in disrupting the status quo—pushing against old norms or ideas in order to move that institution in a...

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