Michael joined CNSNews.com in 2007. He has worked as a writer for The McLaughlin Group; 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

May 2, 2017, 4:18 PM EDT
Archbishop Joseph Naumann, headof the Catholic archdiocese ofKansas City, Kansas.  (Screenshot: KMBC) 
May 1, 2017, 2:42 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) -- Some pro-life advocates said they were disappointed with the short-term spending bill passed by Congress and signed by President Doanld Trump on Friday, which continues funding for Planned Parenthood, and expressed frustration with the pending $1 trillion spending package expected to pass this week and keep the government funded through fiscal year 2017, and which also would maintain funding for the abortion provider.
April 27, 2017, 1:21 PM EDT
Roy Moore, chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court from January 15,  2013 to April 26, 2017. 
April 27, 2017, 1:21 PM EDT
Roy Moore, chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court from January 15,  2013 to April 26, 2017. 
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.