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

January 18, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
In a rigorous exchange with former Gov. Matin O'Malley about the need for dramatic reform in the Democratic Party, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said it was imperative to rely more on many small individual donors and not "a handful of billionaires."
January 18, 2016, 11:42 AM EST
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.):  Despite Obamacare, "29 million people still have no health insurance."
January 15, 2016, 12:06 PM EST
In answering what should be done to help stop mass shootings and to illustrate how President Barack Obama is supposedly trying to take away Americans’ guns, Senator Ted Cruz cited seven examples, and also stressed that he was the only candidate at the GOP debate Thursday to have successfully defeated a gun control bill backed by Obama and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.).
January 8, 2016, 9:31 AM EST
Although the overall, national unemployment rate was 5% in December, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that Asians had the lowest unemployment rate in the country at 4% while blacks had the highest unemployment rate at 8.3%.