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

February 9, 2016, 1:01 PM EST
Although the Catholic Church teaches that homosexual acts are “intrinsically disordered" ....
February 5, 2016, 10:56 AM EST
Although the unemployment rate for white workers is at 4.3%, the unemployment rate for black workers is more than double that rate at 8.8%. 
February 4, 2016, 10:51 AM EST
Although homosexuals, or men who have sex with men (MSM), make up about 2% of the U.S. population, they account for 67% of “all new HIV diagnoses,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
February 3, 2016, 12:52 PM EST
In reference to two former Guantanamo Bay prisoners who were transferred to Ghana in West Africa, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference there said it was a “wrong and dangerous” decision, that the two men were “not refugees but time-bombs” who clearly “pose a threat,” and that the government should send them “back to wherever they came from.”
January 29, 2016, 11:16 AM EST
When asked about the federal budget and to name one thing the government does that it should not be doing, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said we need to end funding of Planned Parenthood, and stressed that there is nothing more important than helping to stop “children being murdered in the womb.”
January 25, 2016, 11:46 AM EST
Pope Francis will participate in a joint ceremony between the Catholic Church and the World Lutheran Federation (WLF) to honor the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation on Oct. 31, 2016, in Lund, Sweden, according to the Vatican press office.  
January 21, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
A new federal report reveals that 70% of the firearms seized by Mexican authorities between 2009 and 2014 originated in the United States. In addition, the report shows that the majority of those U.S.-originated guns were bought in California, Arizona, and Texas, southwest states that border Mexico.