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 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.
January 6, 2017, 4:44 PM EST
(CNSNews.com) -- The percentage of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans who desribed their lives as "thriving" dropped 10% -- from 51% to 41% -- after the presidential election win by Republican Donald Trump, according to Gallup.
January 6, 2017, 11:52 AM EST
(CNSNews.com) -- Among Whites, Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians, Black workers had the highest unemployment rate in December, 7.8%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Asians had the lowest at 2.6%.
January 6, 2017, 10:16 AM EST
(CNSNews.com) -- Although the national unemployment rate for December was 4.7%, the real or total unemplyment rate -- people who work part-time because of the economy and other marginally attached workers -- was 9.2%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
December 29, 2016, 12:21 PM EST
President Barack Obama and U.S.Ammbassador to the U.N.Samantha Power.  (AP)