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 6, 2016, 2:57 PM EST
A new report by the Tax Foundation shows what percentage of each state’s revenue comes from the federal government through federal grants-in-aid, a sum that in total has reached $600 billion a year.
December 27, 2015, 6:13 AM EST
Pastor Billy Graham, the most influential evangelical preacher of the last 60 years, said in a Christmas message to employees of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) that Christmas is about much more than what “we see and hear on the radio and television” because the “whole thing is about Jesus,” adding that when he looks into the Christmas manger, he sees “the greatest teacher that will ever live.”
December 17, 2015, 7:08 PM EST
An ongoing visa program that allows foreigners who invest in U.S. businesses to obtain a green card and a pathway to citizenship is “plagued by fraud and abuse” and “poses significant national security risks,” yet it was unchanged and fully funded in the omnibus appropriations bill, said Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) today.
December 16, 2015, 12:17 PM EST
In response to a question about Donald Trump’s proposal to halt the immigration of Muslims into America until they can be securely vetted, presidential contender Rick Santorum said it was a “legitimate issue,” and stressed that “not all Muslims are jihadists” but “all jihadists are Muslims.”
December 14, 2015, 4:55 PM EST
In a speech on the Senate floor about the radical Islamic terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Calif., Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) said America is not at war with “workplace violence,” “global warming,” or “income inequality,” but is undeniably at war “with militant Islam.”
December 14, 2015, 1:11 PM EST
Survey data released by the Pew Research Center in 2013 show that 8% of U.S. Muslims believe that the use of “suicide bombing and other forms of violence against civilian targets” are either “often” or “sometimes” justified in defense of Islam.