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

April 6, 2016, 10:27 AM EDT
Ohio police stopped and questioned an illegal alien in early July 2015 and when they contacted Border Patrol to issue a detainer to keep the person in custody, Border Patrol refused and the illegal alien, Juan Razo, was released.  Three weeks later, Razo tried to rape a 14-year-old girl, he shot a woman on a bike path, then he broke into a home and murdered a 60-year-old woman.
March 30, 2016, 3:01 PM EDT
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said one place to start is education reform, by getting the federal government out of it, abolishing the Department of Education, block-granting money to the states, ending Common Core, and allowing more school choice.
March 29, 2016, 4:15 PM EDT
The non-profit government watchdog group Judicial Watch is suing the Defense Department to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request about U.S. prisoners of war reportedly held in Communist Cuba. 
March 29, 2016, 2:51 PM EDT
Country music legend Charlie Daniels will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame later this year. 
March 22, 2016, 3:27 PM EDT
Pastor Billy Graham (Photo: BGEA)
March 22, 2016, 1:22 PM EDT
In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said it is necessary to stop the flow of refugees from countries with a major Islamic State or al Qaeda presence, and law enforcement in the United States must be empowered "to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized." 
March 22, 2016, 11:02 AM EDT
During a press conference today about the terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) said he did not think much of President Barack Obama’s trip to Communist Cuba, which, he added, only “legitimizes a tyrannical dictatorship.”
March 21, 2016, 2:24 PM EDT
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