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

August 27, 2015, 12:54 PM EDT
In reference to a heated exchange between presidential contender Donald Trump and Univision’s leading news anchor Jorge Ramos, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell said Ramos “is not a reporter” but a “pro-amnesty activist” pretending to be a journalist.
August 22, 2015, 2:48 PM EDT
Charlotte Ivancic -- the older sister of Cate Dyer who runs the biotech company StemExpress, and who discussed and laughed about shipping “intact” aborted baby parts in an undercover video released on Friday – is leaving her position as the health policy adviser to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to go to work for the lobbying firm Tarplin, Downs & Young.
August 20, 2015, 4:47 PM EDT
In the latest investigative video of Planned Parenthood’s harvesting of aborted baby parts for medical research, Holly O’Donnell, a former “procurement technician” in Planned Parenthood clinics for the biotech company StemExpress, describes being told to cut through the face of an aborted, late-term baby whose heart was still beating, to obtain the brain.
August 13, 2015, 12:41 PM EDT
A new Gallup poll on Congress and its leaders shows that only 23% of Americans view House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) favorably, and only 22% view his Senate counterpart, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) favorably. 
August 12, 2015, 1:50 PM EDT
Billionaire real estate developer and best selling author Donald Trump said he is strongly “pro-life” but did not say specifically when he thinks a baby in the womb becomes a person, answering that it occurs “as the process,” the pregnancy, “goes along more and more.”
August 11, 2015, 4:19 PM EDT
Real estate developer and best selling author Donald Trump said that although he is “pro-life,” he supports abortion in the cases of rape, incest or the health of the mother.
August 11, 2015, 2:22 PM EDT
Billionaire real estate developer and best selling author Donald Trump said the “biggest problem” he has with Planned Parenthood is that it is “like an abortion factory,” and that this “abortion aspect” should “not be funded by government.”
August 5, 2015, 12:44 PM EDT
The Catholic Diocese of Bismark, North Dakota, is “formally” severing its churches, schools, and other institutions from the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) because of the latter’s decision to allow openly homosexual adults and employees to work in the Boy Scouts.
August 4, 2015, 8:21 PM EDT
In the fifth and latest investigative video of Planned Parenthood’s harvesting of aborted baby organs and tissue, officials with the organization discuss altering the abortion process to get “intact, fetal cadavers,” and help to identify body parts from aborted twins, including intestines, brain, lung, arm and “orbits,” eyeballs.
July 30, 2015, 3:35 PM EDT
In the fourth undercover investigative video of Planned Parenthood officials discussing the harvesting and selling of aborted baby parts – internal organs and tissue – a medical assistant, with the doctor, is shown in a Planned Parenthood office picking organs from a dead baby out of a glass pie dish at points saying, “here’s the heart … this is part of the head … here’s some intestines.”
July 24, 2015, 3:14 PM EDT
In a 19-minute speech on the Senate floor today, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) accused his fellow Republican and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) of repeating a “simple lie” about a deal for reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank, and for ignoring amendments on issues that Americans truly care about, such as the defunding of Planned Parenthood.