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

September 4, 2015, 4:57 PM EDT
The “Terror Threat Snapshot” for August 2015, released by the majority staff of the House Homeland Security Committee, states the terror threat level in America is high and “getting steadily worse,” and that there have been “more U.S.-based jihadist terror cases in 2015 than in any full year since 9/11.”
September 3, 2015, 7:13 PM EDT
*/ Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis.  (AP)
September 1, 2015, 9:53 PM EDT
Fifty-eight organizations, most of them non-profit groups that promote conservative ideas, filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief with the Supreme Court this week, asking it to hear a case about whether donors’ names and addresses must be revealed in order for such groups to register and operate in California.
September 1, 2015, 6:02 PM EDT
In the latest undercover investigative video of Planed Parenthood, a tissue procurement manager reveals that in some abortions, particularly with women who’ve had several births, the aborted child just falls out of the birth canal intact, although “the whole point is not to have a live birth.”
September 1, 2015, 3:09 PM EDT
Milwaukee County Sherriff David A. Clarke Jr. criticized the idea that President Barack Obama’s call for reforming the police is helping law enforcement and is instead weakening “the institution of policing,” adding that the solution is to “fix the ghetto” and stop trying to “fix the police.”
August 31, 2015, 11:32 AM EDT
In response to the execution-style murder of  Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth, who was shot multiple times at a gas station in Cypress, Texas, Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. strongly criticized what he called the “black lies matter” movement and stressed that President Barack Obama himself had “started this war on police.”
August 27, 2015, 12:54 PM EDT
In reference to a heated exchange between presidential contender Donald Trump and Univision’s leading news anchor Jorge Ramos, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell said Ramos “is not a reporter” but a “pro-amnesty activist” pretending to be a journalist.
August 22, 2015, 2:48 PM EDT
Charlotte Ivancic -- the older sister of Cate Dyer who runs the biotech company StemExpress, and who discussed and laughed about shipping “intact” aborted baby parts in an undercover video released on Friday – is leaving her position as the health policy adviser to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to go to work for the lobbying firm Tarplin, Downs & Young.
August 20, 2015, 4:47 PM EDT
In the latest investigative video of Planned Parenthood’s harvesting of aborted baby parts for medical research, Holly O’Donnell, a former “procurement technician” in Planned Parenthood clinics for the biotech company StemExpress, describes being told to cut through the face of an aborted, late-term baby whose heart was still beating, to obtain the brain.
August 13, 2015, 12:41 PM EDT
A new Gallup poll on Congress and its leaders shows that only 23% of Americans view House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) favorably, and only 22% view his Senate counterpart, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) favorably. 
August 12, 2015, 1:50 PM EDT
Billionaire real estate developer and best selling author Donald Trump said he is strongly “pro-life” but did not say specifically when he thinks a baby in the womb becomes a person, answering that it occurs “as the process,” the pregnancy, “goes along more and more.”
August 11, 2015, 4:19 PM EDT
Real estate developer and best selling author Donald Trump said that although he is “pro-life,” he supports abortion in the cases of rape, incest or the health of the mother.
August 11, 2015, 2:22 PM EDT
Billionaire real estate developer and best selling author Donald Trump said the “biggest problem” he has with Planned Parenthood is that it is “like an abortion factory,” and that this “abortion aspect” should “not be funded by government.”
August 5, 2015, 12:44 PM EDT
The Catholic Diocese of Bismark, North Dakota, is “formally” severing its churches, schools, and other institutions from the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) because of the latter’s decision to allow openly homosexual adults and employees to work in the Boy Scouts.
August 4, 2015, 8:21 PM EDT
In the fifth and latest investigative video of Planned Parenthood’s harvesting of aborted baby organs and tissue, officials with the organization discuss altering the abortion process to get “intact, fetal cadavers,” and help to identify body parts from aborted twins, including intestines, brain, lung, arm and “orbits,” eyeballs.