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.

My Articles

August 11, 2016, 1:37 PM EDT
In an August 10 letter to ABC, CBS, and NBC, more than 30 conservative leaders called on the networks, and the media overall, to seriously and aggressively cover the genocide of Christians in the Middle East and Africa, “and continue to do so until the civilized world puts an end to this evil.”
August 2, 2016, 3:22 PM EDT
Newly released FBI documents show that starting “in 2010 and lasting through the Obama reelection campaign in 2012, the IRS orchestrated an apparently deliberate policy of burying conservative groups’ tax-exemption applications in bureaucratic delays,” according to the government watchdog group Judicial Watch.
July 22, 2016, 12:12 PM EDT
Because of her strong support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a Catholic, will be presented with the 21st Annual International Role Model Award by the Equality Forum.
July 20, 2016, 1:47 PM EDT
In his speech at the GOP convention in Cleveland, Donald Trump Jr. said he and his siblings had “choices and options” in schooling because of their financial situation, but that he wants to see those same options made available to all Americans through school choice.
July 19, 2016, 1:55 PM EDT
In her speech at the Republican National Convention, the mother of diplomat Sean Smith, who was killed in the radical Islamic terrorist attack in Banghazi, Libya on Sept. 11, 2012, explained that, at her son’s coffin ceremony,  then-Secretary of State Clinton looked her in the and lied to her, blaming Sean Smith’s death on an anti-Muslim video posted on YouTube.