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

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.
July 15, 2016, 1:11 PM EDT
In implementing Pope Francis’s recent letter on marriage and family, the archbishop of Philadelphia, Charles Chaput, released “pastoral guidelines” this month which clearly explain that divorced and remarried Catholics who are sexually active, as well as sexually active cohabiting couples and homosexual couples cannot receive Holy Communion, a sacrament of the Church.
July 15, 2016, 12:56 PM EDT
In implementing Pope Francis’s recent letter on marriage and family, the archbishop of Philadelphia, Charles Chaput, released “pastoral guidelines” this month which clearly explain that divorced and remarried Catholics who are sexually active, as well as sexually active cohabiting couples and homosexual couples cannot receive Holy Communion, a sacrament of the Church.
July 12, 2016, 10:59 AM EDT
In a letter to U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Channing Phillips, House Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and House Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) requested a perjury investigation of Hillary Clinton. 
July 11, 2016, 10:41 AM EDT
Lt. Gen. (ret.) Michael T. Flynn, who reportedly is on the list of presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s vice presidential picks, supports abortion and thinks homosexual marriage is fine, according to his statements in an interview with ABC’s Martha Raddatz over the weekend.
July 7, 2016, 4:01 PM EDT
Although Hillary Clinton, under oath, told Congress in October that she never sent by email any documents that were “marked classified” when she was Secretary of State, FBI Director James Comey testified under oath today that Clinton’s statement was “not true,” that some documents sent by Clinton were indeed marked as “classified.”
July 7, 2016, 11:18 AM EDT
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), concerned about America’s national security, sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on Wednesday, formally requesting that he not provide “any classified information” to Hillary Clinton “for the duration of her candidacy for president.”
July 6, 2016, 12:37 PM EDT
Looking at the percentage of black babies killed by abortion in the United States each year, which is nearly 37%, in proportion to the overall black population of the United States, which is 13%, Catholic Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier of South Africa said the numbers look “like a genocide,” in a tweet posted on July 1.