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

November 15, 2016, 10:58 AM EST
(CNSNews.com) – A new post-election survey by YouGov shows that 69% of U.S. voters do not believe the news media are honest and truthful, and 78% of voters believe news coverage of the presidential race was biased, the Media Research Center, which sponsored the survey, reported today. 
November 15, 2016, 9:33 AM EST
Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign and on his website, President-elect Donald Trump said his administration would build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to help control illegal immigrantion, a pledge that Trump reaffirmed in his Nov. 13 interview on CBS’s 60 Minutes.
November 14, 2016, 3:18 PM EST
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November 11, 2016, 1:50 PM EST
(CNSNews.com) – As presented on the campaign trail and detailed on the Trump-Pence website, President–elect Donald Trump wants to implement school choice programs in all 50 states that will allow students and their parents to pick the school that works best for them, and the money to pay for it will follow the student, not the school bureaucracy.
November 7, 2016, 4:14 PM EST
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November 7, 2016, 12:10 PM EST
(CNSNews.com) – CRTV, a new digital network filled with conservative news content, investigative reports, commentary, special guests, interviews, debates, and comedy, goes online in December led by conservatives Mark Levin, Michelle Malkin and Mark Steyn.
November 4, 2016, 11:55 AM EDT
(CNSNews.com) -- Although the national unemployment rate in October was 4.9% for all workers, the unemployment rate for black Americans, who make up 13.3% of the population, was 8.6%.
November 4, 2016, 10:52 AM EDT
(CNSNews.com) -- Although much of the major media are reporting the national unemployment rate for October as 4.9%, the "real unemployment rate," as determined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and which includes part-time workers and those marginally attached to the work force, is 9.5%. In other words, the real unemployment rate in the United States for October is nearly double the 4.5% rate reported by most media. 
November 1, 2016, 12:42 PM EDT
Since the invasion of Iraq and toppling of Saddam Hussein in 2003, attacks on Christians living in Iraq have increased to the point where the 1.4 million Christians there in 2003 has fallen to 275,000 in 2016, according to ADF International.
October 31, 2016, 5:18 PM EDT
As the Islamic State, insurgents, and government forces battle in Syria, the population of Christians there continues to decline, from 1,250,000 in 2011 to less than 500,000 this year, according to ADF International, which advocates for religious freedom worldwide. 
October 28, 2016, 12:41 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) – The former top IT official to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, pleaded the 5th Amendment against self-incrimination – 90 times --  in a federal court-ordered deposition on Oct. 24.