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

October 2, 2015, 3:38 PM EDT
Several hours after posting a news story with several errors, including in the headline -- about a CNSNews.com reporter asking Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) a question about human life – The Washington Post fixed the errors in the story by reporter Kelsey Snell but only noted one “correction” at the story’s end in the changed copy.
September 24, 2015, 5:49 PM EDT
Although Vice President Joe Biden says he is “a practicing Catholic” and believes that life begins at conception -- but he would not “say that” to people who “have a different view” -- his former bishop forbade Biden from speaking at Catholic schools, and the bishop for Colorado Springs has said Biden should not present himself for Communion at Mass.
September 23, 2015, 10:14 AM EDT
September 21, 2015, 1:05 PM EDT
"It will be at his own peril," said Rev. Graham. 
September 16, 2015, 4:38 PM EDT
In the latest undercover video about Planned Parenthood’s harvesting of aborted baby parts for scientific research, Planned Parenthood officials reveal there is no written policy for the practice; they prefer to discuss it in person and not by e-mail; and they are very concerned about seeing headlines about the practice in the New York Times. 
September 10, 2015, 8:18 PM EDT
Chuck Woolery, a long-time hit game-show host -- Wheel of Fortune, Love Connection, The Dating Game -- and a U.S. Navy veteran, is a strong defender of the Second Amendment and a harsh critic of the liberal media who relentlessly push gun control. As Woolery explains about assault rifles in the video below, "the real assault weapon is the liberal media, they are attacking your constitutional rights."
September 8, 2015, 9:43 PM EDT
Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger opposed the Catholic Church for decades because of its moral teachings and its theology in general, to the point that in 1960, when John F. Kennedy, a Catholic, ran for president, Sanger said if he were elected, she would “find another place to live.”