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 27, 2017, 12:06 PM EST
Vice President Mike Pence. (AP) 
January 26, 2017, 4:45 PM EST
(CNSNews.com) -- After stating that his executive immigration order will establish a new office in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to support victims of crime committed by illegal aliens, President Donald Trump named six Americans who had been killed by illegals and asked their family members to stand and be recognized during his speech Wednesday at DHS headquarters.
January 25, 2017, 12:43 PM EST
(CNSNews.com) -- The Alliance for Fair Coverage of Life Issues called on the news networks to cover this Friday's annual March for Life, which brings in hundreds of thousands of marchers, and to "cover it fairly" given the extensive coverage the media gave to the pro-abortion "Women's March on Washington" on Jan. 21. 
January 25, 2017, 10:51 AM EST
(CNSNews.com) -- Speaking at a church event in Wichita, then-Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas), the newly confirmed Diretor of the Central Intelligence Agency, said radical Muslims want "to wipe Christians from the face of the Earth," and that Christians need to pray, fight, and understand that "Jesus Christ our Savior is truly the only solution for our world." 
January 24, 2017, 12:25 PM EST
(CNSNews.com) -- Mike Pompeo, the newly confirmed CIA director in the Trump administration, said the silence of Islamic leaders in the United States following the 2013 radical Islamic terrorist bombing in Boston made them "potentially complicit in these acts."
January 20, 2017, 4:46 PM EST
(CNSNews.com) -- During his inauguration speech, immediately after being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, Donald J. Trump spoke about how strong the country is when its people are united and that Americans should fear nothing because we are protected by our military and police and, "most importantly," we are "protected by God."
January 11, 2017, 4:29 PM EST
(CNSNews.com) – In reference to whether Russian President Vladimir Putin tried to sway the U.S. presidential election in his favor, President-elect Donald Trump said that if Putin likes him, he considers it “an asset, not a liability,” a relationship that could help in defeating the radical Islamists of ISIS. 
January 11, 2017, 1:13 PM EST
(CNSNews.com) -- An unsubstantiated and unsourced memo published by BuzzFeed and also promoted by CNN about President-elect Donald Trump engaging in perverse sexual acts in Russia years ago, which supposedly were recorded by Russian intelligence agents, "is clearly fake news," said Media Research Center President Brent Bozell. 
January 9, 2017, 10:26 AM EST
(CNSNews.com) -- A new Marist Poll shows that the vast majority of Americans want Supreme Court justice nominees who apply the Constitution as originally written.