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

March 31, 2015, 12:37 PM EDT
Evangelical Pastor Rafael Cruz, the father of Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), said the Obama administration is “the most lawless administration” in U.S. history, where “the Constitution is trampled every day,” and further declared that America is “on the brink of destruction.”
March 27, 2015, 12:41 PM EDT
The father of an American man killed in the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps, said he believes what the Bible teaches, that “our loved ones will return from the dead, be resurrected” when God’s kingdom comes, and they will all be together “forever” in paradise, and he added that this “hope, that comfort, is in these moments helping us tremendously.”
March 26, 2015, 5:30 PM EDT
While many Christian pastors are afraid to preach against homosexuality and abortion because some people in the pews complain, claiming their child is gay or abortion is a choice, the pastors must not shut up, said Rev. Franklin Graham, emphasizing that the sole guide is the Bible, which teaches that homosexual behavior “is wrong” and that abortion is “murder.”
March 26, 2015, 3:30 PM EDT
U2 frontman Bono, who is also an investor, philanthropist, and Christian told students at Georgetown University that real economic growth, not government aid, is what lifts people and countries out of poverty long term, emphasizing that "entrepreneurial capitalism" is the key to prosperity.
March 25, 2015, 11:11 AM EDT
(CNSNews.com) -- Americans’ concern over environmental issues such as water and air pollution and extinction of species is down from last year, and the data show that of all green issues, Americans worry the least about global warming (or climate change), according to Gallup.
March 23, 2015, 4:28 PM EDT
President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, who are "progressives," i.e., liberals, are pushing an amoral agenda on America, said Rev. Franklin Graham, who added that while this country was founded on "biblical laws and principles," today America "has turned its back on God" and when a nation does this, the "end is near."
March 23, 2015, 1:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) -- A man from Hafar Al-Batin in northeastern Saudi Arabia was convicted and sentenced to death – beheading by a sword – for renouncing Islam, insulting the prophet Mohammed, and hitting the Koran with a shoe, according to the Saudi newspaper Al-Sharq (The Orient).
March 20, 2015, 12:48 PM EDT
Heather Barwick, who was raised by her mother and her mother's lesbian partner, says that gay marriage redefines parenting and is not the same as normal marriage between a man and a woman, emphasizing that she "ached every day for a dad."
March 18, 2015, 9:03 PM EDT
The Bible says that in the final days or “end times” there will be “distress of nations,” said Rev. Franklin Graham, emphasizing that “this is certainly the case today” given events in the Middle East, Israel, Russia, China, Europe and in Washington, D.C.
March 18, 2015, 2:44 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) – In his General Audience talk at St. Peter’s Square on March 18, Pope Francis criticized the low birth rates in Europe and emphasized that a society that seeks to exclude children is “a sad and gray society.” Pope Francis embraces a child at St. Peter's Square in Rome. (AP)
March 13, 2015, 6:07 PM EDT
In an interview about persecution of Christians in the Middle East and restrictions on religious freedom in the United States, evangelical preacher Franklin Graham said America faces radically different issues than those that confronted his father, Billy Graham, and stressed that “we’re losing our country,” that “the foundations of this country are collapsing and falling apart.”
March 11, 2015, 9:07 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) -- President Barack Obama and his outgoing attorney general, Eric Holder, are, along with "progressives" in government, forcing "a new morality" on the American people, a "morality that does not include God" and which is "an Anti-Christ movement," said Reverend Franklin Graham.
March 11, 2015, 7:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) -- Duck Dynasty's eldest son, Alan Robertson, an ordained preacher, said he agreed that if more Americans prayed together, then God would bless this country, stressing that it would be a "huge boost" to "our culture, to our morality, to everything."
March 11, 2015, 2:11 PM EDT
Islamic preacher Mullah Krekar, who has lived in Norway since 1991, said he was “happy about what happened in France” when “jihadists” attacked the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris and killed 11 people, adding that “yes,” they were heroes.
March 10, 2015, 3:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) – Representative Peter King (R-N.Y.) said the nuclear deal President Barack Obama is negotiating with Iran, if it is a treaty, should be submitted to the Senate for a ratification vote, which would require two-thirds of the senators to vote in favor for it to pass, as required by the Constitution.
March 10, 2015, 11:30 AM EDT
The International Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic organization, is reporting that some of its members in Syria were kidnapped by the Islamic State last week and told that if the adults do not deny their faith, they will be decapitated and that “their children burned alive in cages.”
March 9, 2015, 2:19 PM EDT
The Christian communities in certain parts of the Middle East are “being slaughtered by the Muslims” and this is because Islam is “militant” and its followers “are emulating the prophet Mohammed,” a “man of war” who “killed many people,” said Reverend Franklin Graham.
March 6, 2015, 4:32 PM EST
New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson, who frequently speaks about his Christian faith, commented about the Islamic State’s persecution of Christians on his Facebook page and then said on television that “there is a turning against the things of God” in our culture, and added “it won’t be long … until we may be facing some of the same things here” that are happening to Christians overseas.
March 5, 2015, 12:00 PM EST
Best-selling author and No. 1 nationally syndicated columnist Cal Thomas said that gay marriage, easy divorce, worship of money, and other decadent phenomena were “forecast in prophecies” of the Old and New Testaments and are indicative of the “End Times,” adding that “it’s all coming true” and “everything is right on schedule.”