Michael joined CNSNews.com in 2007. He has worked as a writer for The McLaughlin Group; associate editor of Consumers' Research magazine; associate editor of Human Events; editorial page editor of The Lima News; journalism fellow for The Phillips Foundation; editorial writer and national issues reporter for Investor's Business Daily; and editorial director of the Cato Institute. Michael's reporting has been cited/published in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, New York Post, The Drudge Report, the Mark Levin Show, Fox Nation, Washington Times, National Review, Associated Press, Scripps Howard, CBS, ABC, and Congressional Quarterly, among other outlets, including the following books: The Vision of the Anointed by Thomas Sowell; The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism From West to East: California and The American Scene by Stephen Schwartz; The Venona Secrets: Exposing Soviet Espionage and America's Traitors by Eric Breindel and Herbert Romerstein; and Sacred Secrets: How Soviet Intelligence Operations Changed America by Jerrold and Leona Schecter. Michael graduated with Special Honors in English (B.A.) from the University of Chicago. He lives with his wife, Claire, and their five children in Virginia.

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May 4, 2015, 7:14 PM EDT
In reference to an ambush interview of Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins by CBS News’ Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer about gay marriage, evangelical leader Franklin Graham said that Christians defending what the Bible teaches about sexual morality is a sign of love, not hate, for their fellow citizens, and added that speaking God’s truth means “we are targets of the liberal media’s anti-Christian bias” but it “doesn’t mean that we stop” speaking out.
May 4, 2015, 2:26 PM EDT
If the Supreme Court rules in June that so-called gay marriage is a “civil right” protected by the U.S. Constitution, then Christian pastors who refuse to perform same-sex marriages “will be breaking the law” dependent upon how that law is written, said former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who is also an ordained Southern Baptist minister.
May 1, 2015, 4:34 PM EDT
Christians “are locked in a fierce conflict with liberal, immoral forces who despise Christianity” and this became abundantly clear when Indiana was attacked for passing its Religious Freedom Restoration Act and lawmakers quickly retreated, bowing “at the feet of godless powers” and surrendering to the “intolerant, sexually immoral agenda of gays and lesbians,” said Reverend Franklin Graham.
April 28, 2015, 5:03 PM EDT
Commenting on the Supreme Court hearing arguments today about same-sex marriage, evangelist Franklin Graham said that God "defines marriage as between one man and one woman," adding that every person alive today came about through "the union of a man and a woman," which is "simple biology, and the courts can't change that" reality.
April 28, 2015, 1:24 PM EDT
Commenting on the riots and looting currently occurring in Baltimore, Md., Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. said that "failed liberal government polices" in Baltimore -- like in Ferguson, Mo., and in New York City -- have contributed to the social problems there.
April 28, 2015, 11:59 AM EDT
The persecution of Christians because of their moral opposition to homosexual behavior and so-called gay marriage is on the rise in America, to the point where “Christian convictions are under attack as never before” and “we are moving rapidly toward the criminalization of Christianity,” said former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who is also an ordained Southern Baptist minister.
April 24, 2015, 6:37 PM EDT
In response to the University of Maryland's decision to cancel a screening of the hugely popular movie "American Sniper" because the school's Muslim Students Association objected, calling it Islamophobic and nationalist, Reverend Franklin Graham said the sniper, Chris Kyle, "was an American hero," and if "these Muslim students can't support the military" who protect us, "let them leave America and go to a Muslim country."
April 24, 2015, 11:47 AM EDT
In response to pro-Palestinian activists who hurled insults and unfurled a Palestinian flag precisely when the New York City Council was commemorating the liberation of Auschwitz, Councilman David Greenfield passionately said he was glad the activists displayed their “naked, blind anti-Semitism,” and added that they were there “because Hitler did not finish the job, he only wiped out half my family.”
April 23, 2015, 5:28 PM EDT
Roy Moore, the chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, believes that homosexual marriage is a violation of the natural order established by God and that if it is legally sanctioned nationwide in America, it “will be the ultimate destruction of our country.”
April 23, 2015, 5:24 PM EDT
Roy Moore, the chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, believes that homosexual marriage is a violation of the natural order established by God and that if it is legally sanctioned nationwide in America, it “will be the ultimate destruction of our country.”
April 22, 2015, 5:32 PM EDT
Marvel Comics outed its X-Men character "Iceman" as gay in its latest issue, a cultural step that is designed "to indoctrinate our young people to accept this destructive lifestyle," said Reverend Franklin Graham, who added that God Himself in the Bible says that "homosexuality is a sin" and we are to be on guard against all sin."
April 22, 2015, 1:49 PM EDT
The biggest problem facing America today is not the economy or immigration, said Dr. Ben Carson, but it is the fact that America has "abandoned God."
April 21, 2015, 3:11 PM EDT
Referencing the book of Genesis (12:3) where God tells Abraham (Abram), the father of the Jewish nation, that He will bless those who bless him, and curse those who curse him, Pastor Rafael Cruz said the Obama administration has cursed the Jewish people and the nation of Israel "more than any administration in history."
April 20, 2015, 3:49 PM EDT
In reference to the shooting and beheading of 30 Ethiopian Christians by the Islamic State as shown in a video over the weekend, as well as the ongoing threat posed by radical Islam in general, Reverend Franklin Graham said the U.S. government should "halt all immigration of Muslims" from any countries "that have active terrorist cells."
April 17, 2015, 7:03 PM EDT
Muslim commentators on two different television programs claimed that President Barack Obama is pushing a nuclear deal with Iran because his father, Barack Obama Sr., was a Shiite Muslim, and President Obama supposedly wants the Shia-run government of Iran to be victorious in the region.
April 17, 2015, 2:40 PM EDT
In reference to the 12 Christians who reportedly were thrown overboard and killed by Muslim passengers crossing the Mediterranean Sea from Libya to Italy this week, Rev. Franklin Graham said it happened because Islam contains a "deep and relentless hatred" for Christians.
April 17, 2015, 12:42 PM EDT
Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 15-16 was created to honor the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis, and although WWII ended in 1945 a second holocaust could occur given the alarming rise of anti-semitism in Europe and the United States "coming from the influx of Muslim immigrants" over the last few decades, said Rev. Franklin Graham.
April 16, 2015, 7:41 PM EDT
When good people are in power, good things happen, and when wicked people are in power, wicked things happen, said Pastor Rafael Cruz, who added that one of the biggest lies promoted in today's culture is that politics, or government, cannot legislate morality, which is in fact something it does all the time.
April 15, 2015, 10:46 AM EDT
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) explained that the Bill of Rights i snot controlled by public opinion polls, that our rights do not come from government but from God Himself, and that the 2nd Amendment exists for self-protection and "as a fundamental check on government tyranny."
April 14, 2015, 7:59 PM EDT
In explaining why the Bible is a best seller year after year, Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington said there something "tugging" inside of us, "telling us to believe in something," which is God, and that the Bible provides "the answer people are looking for" even if they do not realize it at first.