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

July 7, 2016, 4:01 PM EDT
Although Hillary Clinton, under oath, told Congress in October that she never sent by email any documents that were “marked classified” when she was Secretary of State, FBI Director James Comey testified under oath today that Clinton’s statement was “not true,” that some documents sent by Clinton were indeed marked as “classified.”
July 7, 2016, 11:18 AM EDT
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), concerned about America’s national security, sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on Wednesday, formally requesting that he not provide “any classified information” to Hillary Clinton “for the duration of her candidacy for president.”
July 6, 2016, 12:37 PM EDT
Looking at the percentage of black babies killed by abortion in the United States each year, which is nearly 37%, in proportion to the overall black population of the United States, which is 13%, Catholic Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier of South Africa said the numbers look “like a genocide,” in a tweet posted on July 1.
June 29, 2016, 2:36 PM EDT
Some conservatives were critical of the newly released report by the House Select Committee on Benghazi, claiming that crucial questions were not answered, that administration officials clearly lied about the anti-Muslim video, and, as author and talk-radio host Mark Levin said, “even within the Republican ranks on that committee, they felt [Chairman] Gowdy was too soft.”
June 28, 2016, 4:52 PM EDT
In reaction to the report released today by House Select Committee on Benghazi, which was investigating the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, where four Americans were murdered, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell said it was the committee chairman’s job “to get to the truth, and he punted.”
June 22, 2016, 12:32 PM EDT
A new study from the Tax Foundation shows that if a person earning the average wage over time retires in 2016, they could receive $19,646 in annual Social Security benefits. 
June 15, 2016, 11:40 AM EDT