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

November 25, 2015, 10:48 AM EST
A new report on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States shows that the number of cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis all increased in 2014, and some of the most prominent increases occurred among blacks, American Indians, and homosexuals.
November 24, 2015, 2:21 PM EST
At a joint press conference today with France’s President Francois Hollande, when asked about the shooting down of a Russian plane by a Turkish jet fighter and how to keep this incident “from spiraling out of control,” President Barack Obama said he expected to be in touch with Turkish President Recep Erdogan “sometime over the next several days.”
November 17, 2015, 1:25 PM EST
Information obtained by the government watchdog group Judicial Watch shows that the Obamas spent $3,115,688.70 in taxpayer money for travel expenses on two vacation trips and a one-day visit to New York City in 2015.
November 12, 2015, 1:47 PM EST
In reaction to President Barack Obama’s decision to not allow the Keystone XL pipeline to be built, Terry O’Sullivan, the president of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA!), said Obama had “once again” thrown “hard-working, blue-collar workers under the bus” while “doing little or nothing to make a real difference in global climate change.”