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.
Friday, 20 February 2009 - 11:22am
Human Life International (HLI), a Catholic pro-life group, has called upon Pope Benedict XVI to "formally excommunicate" from the Catholic Church House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
Wednesday, 11 February 2009 - 7:50pm
A large majority of Americans think biology teachers should teach Charles Darwin's theory of evolution along with the scientific evidence against the theory, according to a poll by Zogby International. Thursday, Feb. 12, is the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth.
Friday, 9 January 2009 - 6:58pm
Rev. Richard John Neuhaus, one of the most influential Catholic priests in America over the last 18 years, died of cancer on Jan. 8 at the age of 72. Tributes to his life and legacy, from America and abroad, are being published almost hourly. As one Catholic leader said of Neuhaus, "He will be sorely missed every single day for years to come."