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

March 9, 2015, 2:19 PM EDT
The Christian communities in certain parts of the Middle East are “being slaughtered by the Muslims” and this is because Islam is “militant” and its followers “are emulating the prophet Mohammed,” a “man of war” who “killed many people,” said Reverend Franklin Graham.
March 6, 2015, 4:32 PM EST
New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson, who frequently speaks about his Christian faith, commented about the Islamic State’s persecution of Christians on his Facebook page and then said on television that “there is a turning against the things of God” in our culture, and added “it won’t be long … until we may be facing some of the same things here” that are happening to Christians overseas.
March 5, 2015, 12:00 PM EST
Best-selling author and No. 1 nationally syndicated columnist Cal Thomas said that gay marriage, easy divorce, worship of money, and other decadent phenomena were “forecast in prophecies” of the Old and New Testaments and are indicative of the “End Times,” adding that “it’s all coming true” and “everything is right on schedule.”
March 4, 2015, 1:04 PM EST
In response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before Congress warning of the dangers of “militant Islam” from both Iran and the Islamic State, Reverend Franklin Graham called upon President Barack Obama to “wake up to the very real threat of Islam.”
March 3, 2015, 6:05 PM EST
(CNSNews.com) – While discussing the Islamic State’s brutal persecution of Christians and whether the group is truly Muslim, New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan said a "parallel" could be drawn with the Irish Republican Army (IRA) of 30 years ago, a Catholic group that fought against British and Protestant forces in Northern Ireland to try to gain independence fo
March 3, 2015, 1:07 PM EST
(CNSNews.com) – The deal concerning enriched uranium that President Barack Obama is working on with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is a “bad” deal that does not stop the Islamic regime from making a nuclear weapon but actually “paves Iran’s path to the bomb,” said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a speech before Congress today.
March 3, 2015, 10:22 AM EST
(CNSNews.com) -- Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop for the Catholic Archdiocese of New York City, agreed with CNN's Chris Cuomo today that Islamic State jihadists are engaging in "targeted genocide," a "holy war" against the Christian population in the Middle East, with Dolan adding that these extremists are indeed "Muslims" however "perverted" their form of Islam.
March 2, 2015, 6:18 PM EST
Admiral James “Ace” Lyons, Jr. (Ret.), the former commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, said that President Barack Obama does have a strategy for dealing with Islamic radicals in the Middle East and it is an “anti-American” and “pro-Islamic” strategy,” as well as “pro-Iranian” and “pro-Muslim Brotherhood” strategy.
March 1, 2015, 9:52 AM EST
Rev. Franklin Graham, head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said the liberal media, Congress, and the White House were shunning Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu because "anti-Israel and anti-Semitic" Muslims were influencing the Obama administration against Israel.
February 27, 2015, 12:31 PM EST
While commenting on whether Western countries can unite to defeat Islamic radicals, Rev. Franklin Graham said one of the major problems is that Western governments have “been infiltrated by Muslims,” and in the United States in particular Muslims “are advising the White House.”
February 24, 2015, 10:03 AM EST
(CNSNews.com) – Reverend Franklin Graham said he did not know whether President Barack Obama dislikes America, as “America’s Mayor” Rudy Giuliani stated last week, but Graham said it is true that Obama “defends Islam and chastises Christians,” denies the “religious freedoms” of those who oppose abortion and gay marriage, and added that our nation is “morally crumbling within” and
February 23, 2015, 5:28 PM EST
Reverend Franklin Graham expressed frustration in the fact that the Islamic terrorist group Al-Shabaab has threatened to attack shopping malls in America and in Europe but President Obama has yet to declare such an enemy "Islamic terrorists."
February 20, 2015, 4:38 PM EST
Reading a passage from The Diary of Anne Frank – written by the Jewish girl who died in a Nazi labor camp -- author and talk-radio host Mark Levin said the Islamic State “genocide” in Syria and Iraq is particularly a war on “little girls and women,” and he called upon President Obama to do something about the “tens of thousands of Anne Franks right now being brutalized” by the Islamists.
February 19, 2015, 1:22 PM EST
Reverend Franklin Graham, who has often criticized the Quran and radical Islam, stating that Islam itself is a “religion of war,” said this week that Mohammed, who Muslims revere as God’s final prophet to mankind, was “dead and buried” but that Jesus Christ is alive, and asked, “Who do you want to follow, the dead or the living?”
February 18, 2015, 12:29 AM EST
President Barack Obama will not acknowledge the truth of Islamic terrorism, its religious grounding in the Quran, and that it is bent on “destroying the West,” but instead Obama, whose “entire life” was shaped by Islam, cannot accept the evil in front of him and apparently is trying to “protect Islam,” said reverend Franklin Graham, president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
February 17, 2015, 1:41 PM EST
The barbaric actions of the Islamic State, which beheaded 21 Coptic Christians over the weekend and posted the slaughter online, should come as no surprise because these radical Muslims are evil and their depravity is “fully in keeping” with their goal of “hastening a final apocalypse,” said Reverend Franklin Graham.
February 16, 2015, 2:33 PM EST
The Islamic State beheaded 21 Egyptian Christians over the weekend, propping the severed heads on the victims’ backs, a barbaric slaughter that led Reverend Franklin Graham to ask, “Can you imagine the outcry if 21 Muslims had been beheaded by Christians?” “Where is the universal condemnation by Muslim leaders around the world?” he asked.
February 16, 2015, 12:26 PM EST
Four-time Super Bowl quarterback champion Terry Bradshaw said he never would have won all those Super Bowls if his former Louisiana Tech teammate and fellow QB Phil Robertson, now the star of Duck Dynasty, hadn’t left football to chase his passion for hunting ducks and other “varmints.”
February 13, 2015, 1:19 PM EST
Actor Charlie Sheen, who in his notorious 2011 public meltdown revealed he was not bi-polar but “bi-winning – I win here, I win there,” said in a recent interview that he is a “constitutional Republican,” supports a 10% flat tax, and speculated that he and his father, Martin Sheen, could run for president, “Sheen and Sheen in ’16.”
February 12, 2015, 12:52 PM EST
(CNSNews.com) – Speaking to the crowd in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on Wednesday, Pope Francis said a society that spurns children, viewing them as a burden or “a risk” is a “depressed society,” and added that “the choice to not have children is selfish.” Pope Francis. (AP)