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 26, 2015, 2:58 PM EDT
In reaction to the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling that homosexual marriage is a right, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) said it was “profoundly immoral and unjust” for the government to declare that two people of same sex “constitute a marriage,” and added that this “tragic error” harms the “common good” and “especially children.”
June 26, 2015, 12:32 PM EDT
Bishop Thomas J. Tobin, head of the Catholic Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island.  (AP)
June 25, 2015, 1:16 PM EDT
"A slavery realtionship with the government," said Rev. Cruz. 
June 24, 2015, 2:58 PM EDT
Obama is "weakening the family and attacking religious liberty."
June 23, 2015, 12:56 PM EDT
Rev. Graham asked President Obama why he allows this to continue. 
June 11, 2015, 12:03 PM EDT
Rev. Franklin Graham said sharia (or Islamic) law should be banned ...
June 10, 2015, 4:51 PM EDT
Although much attention is being given to a new Pew Research Center poll showing that for the population overall, 57% favor allowing homosexual marriage while 39% oppose it, buried in the survey’s tables are data showing that for those Americans who go to church at least once a week, 60% of them oppose same-sex-marriage.
June 4, 2015, 1:44 PM EDT
While Bruce Jenner’s pretend transformation into a woman is dominating the news this week and being applauded by liberals, it merits noting that Pope Francis has condemned the idea of “gender theory” on several occasions, calling it “an error of the human mind” and a notion that “does not recognize the order of creation.”
June 2, 2015, 6:01 PM EDT
That the Supreme Court is even considering a ruling on homosexual marriage shows how “depraved” America is today, said Rev. Franklin Graham, who added that the radical gays’ “attack” on real marriage is an “assault on the church” that is “driven by the forces of evil that hate the name of Christ.”
June 2, 2015, 1:34 PM EDT
Dr. Paul R. McHugh. (Photo: Johns Hopkins Medicine)
June 1, 2015, 4:54 PM EDT
The battle over homosexual marriage is not about whether gay couples can live together legally, but is in fact “an attack on religious liberty,” and if the Supreme Court rules gay marriage is a constitutional “right,” Christian pastors will be forced to conduct such ceremonies or face going to jail, said Rev. Rafael Cruz, an evangelical Christian minister.
May 28, 2015, 4:19 PM EDT
Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke, former head of the highest court at the Vatican, said that the Irish people's vote to legalize homosexual marriage was in "defiance of God" and an action more depraved than that practiced by "pagans."
May 27, 2015, 12:56 PM EDT
Conservative Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said that in America today if you do not support homosexual marriage, “you are labeled a homophobe and a hater,” and that the next step in that strategy is “to argue that the teachings of mainstream Christianity” constitute “hate speech.”
May 26, 2015, 5:45 PM EDT
 Best-selling author and evangelist Anne Graham Lotz, the daughter of world-renowned preacher Billy Graham, said “our world is unraveling” because of sin and that “we’re coming close to the end of human history as we know it.” She added that as people and nations reject God, He “backs away from us” and a