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 14, 2017, 1:33 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) -- In remarks on the House floor today about the shooting in Alexandria, Va., where Republican congressmen were targeted, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she "frequently" prays for members of Congress, prays for former President Barack Obama, and also prays for President Donald Trump, "that his presidency will be successful" and "that his family will be safe."
June 14, 2017, 11:34 AM EDT
(CNSNews.com) -- Commenting on today's shooting in Alexandria, Va., in which at least one congressman and one aide were shot, Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe said "we need to do more to protect" people, and added that there are "too many guns on the street."
June 1, 2017, 3:10 PM EDT
Margaret Smith Court, former No. 1 (1962) singles tennis champion. (Today.com)
May 26, 2017, 5:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) -- Although a Gallup poll shows that Americans are split over whether new laws are needed to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, the same survey shows that strong majorities of male adults, weekly church goers, conservatives, and Republicans believe no new laws are needed. 
May 26, 2017, 11:22 AM EDT
(CNSNews.com) -- Judicial Watch has filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department (DOJ) and the National Security Agency (NSA) for information about Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice's communications concerning alleged Russian involvement in the 2016 election, the hacking of DNC computers, and the "unmasking" of any Trump campaign or transition team personnel "who were identified pursuant to intelligence collection activities."
May 19, 2017, 5:38 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) -- In its latest annual Values and Beliefs poll, Gallup found that strong majorites of Americans are very liberal on certain moral issues, such as birth control, divorce, sex outside of marriage, homosexual relations, and having children out of wedlock, but Americans are not liberal on issues such as abortion, pornography, cloning animals or humans, and adultery.
May 19, 2017, 2:45 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) -- A new Gallup poll shows that only 24% of Americans believe the Bible is the "literal word" of God, which is a decline from the 1970s, but the survey also shows that the number of Americans who think the Bible is the "inspired word" of God, 47%, has stayed pretty steady over the last 40 years.