Michael discusses the midterms, Trump's insane post-election press conference, and the decline of the GOP with Max Boot. Boot is a historian, best-selling author, foreign-policy analyst, and columnist for the Washington Post. His latest book is The Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left the Right
Michael does the show at Politicon 2018 in Los Angeles and talks about the midterms and Trump voters with Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, Republican Strategist Shermichael Singleton, and CNN commentator Tara Setmayer.
Michael is joined by Tom Nichols to discuss why, in the era of Trump, everyone thinks they're an expert. Tom Nichols is a professor at the Naval War College and Harvard Extension AND a five-time Jeopardy! champion. His most recent book is The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters.
What the hell did Kanye West just do at the White House? Michael gets with author and FoxNews commentator Juan Williams to try and figure it out. Juan's latest book is What the Hell Do You Have to Lose? Trump’s War on Civil Rights.
Michael and guest Ron Christie listen as Senator Susan Collins announces her vote in favor of Brett Kavanaugh, assuring his confirmation to the Supreme Court. They discuss how we got here and what it means for the country. Ron Christie is the founder and CEO of Christie Strategies LLC, a full-service communications and issues management firm in Washington, DC. He served as special assistant to President George W. Bush and was deputy assistant to Vice President Cheney for domestic policy....
Michael is joined by GOP strategist Tara Setmayer and attorney Tamara Holder for a deep discussion of the personal and political aspects of the testimony from Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh this week before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Tara Setmayer is a CNN Political Commentator, a former GOP communications director on Capitol Hill, who hosts the "Honestly Speaking with Tara," podcast. Tamara Holder is an attorney, as well as a television commentator on legal and progressive...
Mother Jones' Washington bureau chief David Corn and GOP strategist Liz Copeland join Michael to discuss the Brett Kavanaugh sexual assault accusations, Trump's reaction to Hurricane Florence, and a threatened government shutdown over the border wall. Liz Copeland is founder of The Urban Conservative Project. David Corn is co-author (with Michael Isikoff) of Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump.
Roland Martin joins Michael to discuss the perilous path down which Trump is taking the GOP and the country, as well as the Serena Williams controversy. Martin has been a commentator for TV One Cable Network, CNN, the Tom Joyner Morning Show, and is now the host of his own daily digital show, #RolandMartinUnfiltered.
Author and BBC journalist Katty Kay joins Michael to discuss the undercover resister in the White House who wrote an anonymous editorial in the New York Times and Katty's book, The Confidence Code for Girls: Taking Risks, Messing Up, and Becoming Your Amazingly Imperfect, Totally Powerful Self.
Democratic strategist Don Calloway and Republican strategist Evan Siegfried join Michael to discuss what Michael Cohen's guilty pleas could lead to us discover about Donald Trump, as well as the president's response to the passing of Senator John McCain.
Republican strategist Rick Wilson and author of Everything Trump Touches Dies joins the Man of Steele and talks with Michael about the horror of the Trump Administration and the complicit Republican "Profiles In Chicken@!*t" that made it possible.
Malcolm Nance joins Michael to discuss Laura Ingraham, immigration, racism, Russia, and how he became known as "The Black Guy Who Speaks Arabic". Malcolm is a former naval intelligence and counter-terrorism officer, historian. His new book is The Plot to Destroy Democracy: How Putin and His Spies Are Undermining America and Dismantling the West.
Anthony Scaramucci, Former White House Communications Director and Founder of SkyBridge Capital, talks with Michael about why Trump is getting it wrong with his war on the media, his attack on LeBron James, his stance on Russia, and what he can do to make it right.
Comedian W. Kamau Bell joins Michael to discuss Republicans, racism, and voter registration. Bell is host of the CNN docu-series United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell. His new Netflix stand-up comedy special is Private School Negro. His new book is The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6'4", African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama's Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian.
In the premiere episode of the Man of Steele podcast, Michael Steele has a conversation with Dr. Jason Johnson about President Trump's meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.
Dr. Johnson is a professor of Journalism & Communication at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, political analyst, author of the book “Political Consultants and Campaigns: One Day to Sell”, and Politics Editor at TheRoot.com. He can be found on Twitter @DrJasonJohnson.
Man of Steele is a podcast hosted by former Republican National Committee Chairman and Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele. Each week, Michael moderates a barbershop style discussion about the key political and cultural issues of the day. Michael brings his experience as an MSNBC political analyst and from a lifetime in politics to a podcast which transcends traditional political boundaries in order to dig deep and find real solutions.