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

April 19, 2017, 12:34 PM EDT
  (CNSNews.com) -- A U.S. veteran who was charged in 2016 with the federal crime of desecrating Veterans Administration property by displaying two napkin-sized flags on top of a VA fence was found not guilty yesterday, according to the U.S.
April 18, 2017, 11:00 AM EDT
(CNSNews.com) -- Americans will have to work to April 23 -- 113 days into the year -- to pay for all the federal, state, and local taxes government will take in 2017, according to the Tax Foundation.  It is what the non-profit group calls Tax Freedom Day, when Americans have worked enough to cover all the nation's taxes. 
April 13, 2017, 4:03 PM EDT
Dr. Jumana Nagarwala. (Photo:Henry Ford Health System.) WARNING: Some of the photos and descriptions in this story are graphic and disturbing.
April 13, 2017, 12:01 PM EDT
(Photo: U.S. State Department.) 
April 12, 2017, 1:20 PM EDT
M855 "Green Tip" ammunition. 
April 11, 2017, 1:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) -- The government watchdog group Judicial Watch obtained copies of 204 illegal alien "detainer requests" from ICE that were denied by the sheriff's office in Travis County, Texas, and which included detainers for aliens charged with very serious crimes, including 58 DWIs, 34 acts of violence, 14 burglaries, drug possession and at least 6 firearms violations. There also were charges for three acts or threats of terrorism. 
April 10, 2017, 4:49 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) -- The Arkansas General Assembly has declared that "pornography has created a public health crisis," leading to a broad spectrum" of public health "impacts and societal harms." The Assembly also stated that pornography can increase "the demand for prostitution and the sex trafficking and slavery of children and young adults, primarily girls."
April 3, 2017, 1:10 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) -- Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Commerce to obtain all records of communications between two top scientists in the Obama administration who "heavily influenced" the government's "climate change policy and its backing of the Paris Agreement," said the government watchdog group in a statement. The records are being sought because they could shed light on a scandal about alleged misuse of climate data to hype global warming and because the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a component of the Commerce Department, refused to comply with a Feb. 6 FOIA request for the data.