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

October 21, 2016, 3:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) – As the Islamic State continues its genocide of Yazidis and Christians in Syria and Iraq, a detailed report by the U.N.’s Human Rights Council reveals that Yazidi mothers and their children are brutally persecuted – mothers sold and re-sold as sex slaves, children murdered, and children traumatized from being forced to listen behind locked doors as their mothers are raped and beaten.
October 14, 2016, 3:50 PM EDT
Given that NBC released a long-held sex-talk tape about Donald Trump 48 hours before last Sunday’s presidential debate to damage him, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell demanded today that NBC release its entire 1999 video interview with Juanita Broaddrick – who claims Bill Clinton raped her – which reportedly includes Broaddrick’s allegations that Hillary Clinton threatened her to keep quiet about the apparent rape.
October 13, 2016, 1:29 PM EDT
Given the anti-Catholic and anti-Evangelical emails exchanged a few years ago among officials at the Center for American Progress (CAP) -- with two officials who now work in the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign -- and leaked this week by Wikileaks, the Catholic Association wants to know what Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine, a Catholic, thinks of the revelations.
October 7, 2016, 2:32 PM EDT
The Islamic radicals that comprise ISIS are committing genocide against the Yazidis in Iraq and Syria and, according to the United Nations, women and girls as young as nine are being sold as slaves to ISIS soldiers who regularly beat them and rape them, re-sell them, and, if they try to escape, kill them.
October 6, 2016, 11:54 AM EDT
A new survey from the William F. Buckley Jr. Program at Yale University shows that, nationwide, undergraduate students at four-year colleges and universities prefer Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (42%) to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (19%).
October 4, 2016, 4:58 PM EDT
In its report on the genocide of the Yazidi people in Sinjar, Iraq, at the hands of the Islamic State, the United Nations documented that thousands of men and boys (12 or older) were slaughtered in the streets – shot in the head or throats cut (beheaded) – and that “family members were often forced to witness the killings.”