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The State Assault on Voting Rights Hurts All of Us

Republicans are cynically supporting anti-voting measures that will ultimately hurt both parties—and our country. by MICHAEL STEELE AND CARLOS CURBELO MARCH 29, 2021 5:30 AM When John F. Kennedy squared off against Richard Nixon in the 1960 presidential election, 64...

These 7 election reforms will safeguard American democracy

Congress, the states and the political parties must all rise to the moment we now find ourselves in. Donna Brazile and Michael Steele Opinion contributors The Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol showed democracy itself is threatened, not just from foreign adversaries but...

A free press cannot ‘cancel’ opposing views

BY MICHAEL STEELE, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR  THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL Over 200 years ago, our nation’s Founding Fathers sat down and laid out what would become the most important document in American history. The United...

How to fix what’s wrong with the Republican Party

By Michael Steele, MSNBC Opinion Columnist Joe Biden is offering Republicans unity. Republicans should accept. During his 1796 Farewell Address, President George Washington said: “However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely, in...

A Day of Service to Welcome Biden-Harris Administration

MICHAEL STEELE , FORMER GOP CHAIR. NEWSWEEK ON 1/19/21  When insurrectionists and thugs stormed the Capitol on January 6, their attack reverberated pain throughout our republic. Not just because of the power they hoped to exude by invoking fear, but because they tore...

It’s time to start restoring the party of Lincoln

BY MICHAEL STEELE, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR , THE HILL— 08/31/20 01:30 PM EDT The 1970s. America was changing. The trials of Watergate and Vietnam were testing the idealism of the 1960s. It may seem strange today, but I was a 17-year-old black kid growing up in DC's...

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

BY MICHAEL STEELE, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR, THE HILL— 04/01/20 08:30 AM EDT COVID-19 first appeared a little over three months ago and its spread has been vicious. The virus has a stranglehold on the American health system, the economy and our way of life. In a matter of...

Celebrating Elijah Cummings, a servant and a leader

BY MICHAEL STEELE, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR, THE HILL — 10/17/19 07:00 PM EDT 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...

I applaud Trump’s leadership on vaping, but we need to do more

BY MICHAEL STEELE, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR, THE HILL — 09/22/19 08:00 AM EDT Throughout my career in politics, especially as Lt. Gov. of Maryland, health care has been of considerable importance to me, especially the health-care challenges facing minority communities. We...

A missed opportunity at holding banks accountable

BY MICHAEL STEELE, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR, THE HILL — 04/21/19 09:30 AM EDT 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...

The GOP is making Ocasio-Cortez more popular

BY MICHAEL STEELE, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR, THE HILL — 04/05/19 09:00 AM EDT 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...

Old scars of the 2008 crisis continue to be ignored

BY MICHAEL STEELE, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR, THE HILL — 02/01/19 11:15 AM EST 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...

John McCain was no ordinary warrior

BY MICHAEL STEELE, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR, THE HILL — 08/28/18 11:00 AM EDT 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...

High hopes for President Trump’s drug pricing plan

BY MICHAEL STEELE, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR, THE HILL — 07/26/18 09:30 AM EDT 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...

Elections have consequences.

BY MICHAEL STEELE, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR, THE HILL — 07/11/18 11:32 AM EDT “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...

Trump’s feud between Flake and others is personal, not political

BY MICHAEL STEELE, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR, THE HILL — 10/26/17 05:00 PM EDT 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...

Mortgage giants are stuck in limbo and people can’t buy houses

BY MICHAEL STEELE, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR, THE HILL - 05/26/17 01:40 PM EDT The American Dream is dying. Or at least that’s how it may feel to millions of Americans priced out of the housing market. Since the 2008 financial crash that led to the Great Recession, middle...

Gianforte better put his ‘big boy’ pants on

BY MICHAEL STEELE, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR, THE HILL - 05/26/17 01:40 PM EDT Apparently asking Greg Gianforte, the Republican contender in Montana's recent special election, a question about the Congressional Budget Office scoring of the Republican healthcare bill is...

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