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

May 22, 2015, 2:46 PM EDT
The president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, yesterday essentially called for the organization to drop its ban against openly homosexual adult troop leaders, a move that evangelical leader Franklin Graham said would prove the group “is bending to LGBT activist groups” and which would put “young, innocent boys at risk.”
May 21, 2015, 12:10 PM EDT
 As the commencement speaker for the class of 2015 at the University of Houston, Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey advised the graduates that life is “not fair” and it “won’t ever be,”  and urged them to not adopt the mentality that they are “a victim” and enti
May 20, 2015, 6:05 PM EDT
Anne Graham Lotz, an evangelical preacher, author, and the daughter of pastor Billy Graham, said “the day of the Lord is near,” which is a “time of judgment,” and that God is specifically “warning America.” She added that people must pray for repentance and mercy because, she believes, this is the “last” generation. 
May 19, 2015, 3:17 PM EDT
Commenting on the attacks against Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act by gay activists and liberals, former Gov. Mike Huckabee said it was a "phony crisis" manufactured by the left, but it revealed how intolerant they are of Bible-believeing Christians and showed that they "won't stop until there are no more churches" and "no more people who are spreading the gospel."
May 15, 2015, 3:46 PM EDT
 Long-time conservative activist, nationally syndicated columnist, and best-selling author Phyllis Schlafly said that gay marriage advocates are targeting Christian businesses, such as bakeries and wedding planners, and not targeting similar Muslim businesses because the ultimate goal of homosexual marriage is to “wipe out the Christi
May 13, 2015, 7:29 PM EDT
Dr. Ben Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon from Johns Hopkins and the author of six best-selling books, rejected some of the fundamental tenets of Darwinian evolution as "incredible fairy tales," asking how could "something come out of nothing" or "life evolve from non-life"? He also stressed that mutations in species tend to "degeneration," not improvement, and emphasized that "there are no intermediate species" to support the theory of evolution.
May 13, 2015, 11:15 AM EDT
On this day, May 13, 2013, abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell was convicted of three counts of murder -- he had snipped the spinal cords of babies aborted alive -- one count of involuntary manslaughter, and other charges.
May 12, 2015, 5:31 PM EDT
Sister Hatune Dugan, who runs the Hatune Foundation that helps persecuted people around the world, especially Christians and other religious persecuted for their faith, said that people who claim the Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam are lying because "ISIS is Islam" and "Islam is ISIS," and that the goal of ISIS is to convert the world to the Islamic religion.
May 11, 2015, 5:30 PM EDT
In delivering the commencement speech at Dillard University on Sunday, Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington told the college graduates to "put God first" in everything they do, adding that everything he has accomplished in this life was due to "the grace of God."
May 8, 2015, 2:31 PM EDT
In response to the FBI warning that there may be thousands of Islamic State sympathizers in the United States, Rev. Franklin Graham said he does not advocate violence but does believe in self-defense, and said that radical Islamists need to "remember that in America, we shoot back." 
May 8, 2015, 12:30 PM EDT
Christian evangelist Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of world-renowned Pastor Billy Graham, is calling on Americans to pray and fast for nine days, May 15-23, to ask God for help in these distressful times because, she says, God is warning that “His judgment is coming on America and on our world, and it’s going to be ugly.”
May 6, 2015, 1:22 PM EDT
Commenting on the two men who were killed while trying to shoot up a “Draw Muhammed” contest on Sunday in Texas and the woman who organized the event, activist Pam Geller, Lt. Gen. William Boykin (ret.) said there is a “double standard” when it comes to Islam and that U.S. leaders need to “stand up against this evil in America” that uses violence to threaten the First Amendment.
May 4, 2015, 7:14 PM EDT
In reference to an ambush interview of Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins by CBS News’ Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer about gay marriage, evangelical leader Franklin Graham said that Christians defending what the Bible teaches about sexual morality is a sign of love, not hate, for their fellow citizens, and added that speaking God’s truth means “we are targets of the liberal media’s anti-Christian bias” but it “doesn’t mean that we stop” speaking out.
May 4, 2015, 2:26 PM EDT
If the Supreme Court rules in June that so-called gay marriage is a “civil right” protected by the U.S. Constitution, then Christian pastors who refuse to perform same-sex marriages “will be breaking the law” dependent upon how that law is written, said former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who is also an ordained Southern Baptist minister.
May 1, 2015, 4:34 PM EDT
Christians “are locked in a fierce conflict with liberal, immoral forces who despise Christianity” and this became abundantly clear when Indiana was attacked for passing its Religious Freedom Restoration Act and lawmakers quickly retreated, bowing “at the feet of godless powers” and surrendering to the “intolerant, sexually immoral agenda of gays and lesbians,” said Reverend Franklin Graham.
April 28, 2015, 5:03 PM EDT
Commenting on the Supreme Court hearing arguments today about same-sex marriage, evangelist Franklin Graham said that God "defines marriage as between one man and one woman," adding that every person alive today came about through "the union of a man and a woman," which is "simple biology, and the courts can't change that" reality.
April 28, 2015, 1:24 PM EDT
Commenting on the riots and looting currently occurring in Baltimore, Md., Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. said that "failed liberal government polices" in Baltimore -- like in Ferguson, Mo., and in New York City -- have contributed to the social problems there.
April 28, 2015, 11:59 AM EDT
The persecution of Christians because of their moral opposition to homosexual behavior and so-called gay marriage is on the rise in America, to the point where “Christian convictions are under attack as never before” and “we are moving rapidly toward the criminalization of Christianity,” said former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who is also an ordained Southern Baptist minister.
April 24, 2015, 6:37 PM EDT
In response to the University of Maryland's decision to cancel a screening of the hugely popular movie "American Sniper" because the school's Muslim Students Association objected, calling it Islamophobic and nationalist, Reverend Franklin Graham said the sniper, Chris Kyle, "was an American hero," and if "these Muslim students can't support the military" who protect us, "let them leave America and go to a Muslim country."