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

June 22, 2016, 12:32 PM EDT
A new study from the Tax Foundation shows that if a person earning the average wage over time retires in 2016, they could receive $19,646 in annual Social Security benefits. 
June 15, 2016, 11:40 AM EDT
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June 10, 2016, 4:49 PM EDT
In a speech on Friday to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the political arm of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton said it is necessary to repeal the Hyde Amendment.
June 10, 2016, 3:46 PM EDT
In a speech before the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the political arm of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, Democratic presidential contender and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the attendees, “As president, I will always have your back.” 
June 10, 2016, 3:11 PM EDT
Democratic Presidential contenderHillary Clinton.  (C-SPAN)