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

March 16, 2017, 5:33 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) -- In reference to President Donald Trump's budget proposal for fiscal year 2018, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell applauded the plan to phase out all taxpayer funding to the Corporation of Public Broadcasting (CPB). 
March 15, 2017, 6:10 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) – In remarks on the Senate floor today, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said that because Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) objected to a bill to advance Montenegro’s inclusion in NATO, “the senator from Kentucky is now working for Vladimir Putin.” 
March 15, 2017, 3:34 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) -- The government watchdog group Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) seeking all records its has on the June 27, 2016 meeting between President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch in her airplane on the tarmac of the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, a meeting that occurred while the FBI was investigating Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. 
March 15, 2017, 11:26 AM EDT
(CNSNews.com) -- A Jordanian soldier who murdered 7 Israeli schoolgirls in 1997 and was released from prison on March 12 after serving 20 years, told the Al-Jazeera news outlet that Israelis are "human garbage" and, hinting at the Holocaust, said the Jews must be removed "by burning or by burying."
March 14, 2017, 5:43 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) – Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to FBI Director James Comey demanding that his agency turn over all records of its reported plan to pay the British ex-spy -- who compiled a salacious and unsubstantiated dossier on Donald Trump just prior to the election – to continue investigating the president.
March 13, 2017, 4:55 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) -- Because the Department of Defense (DOD) did not respond to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request about the use of opiates by U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, the government watchdog group Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit against the DOD demanding the information from the U.S. Army Crime records Center.
March 8, 2017, 1:40 PM EST
(CNSNews.com) -- Because the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) under the Obama administration refused to answer a request to release a 2015 unclassified report assessing Russia's interference in foreign elections, the government watchdog group Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the CIA in federal court today, March 8.
March 7, 2017, 4:35 PM EST
Former White House Press SecretaryJosh Earnest.  (Screenshot, ABC) 
March 3, 2017, 2:01 PM EST
(CNSNews.com) -- Given the media scrutiny and harsh criticism by some congressmen of Senator Jeff Session's (R-Ala.) -- now Attorney General Sessions -- two meetings with the Russian ambassador in 2016, and that U.S. senators regularly meet with ambassadors as part of their job, a government accountability group is calling on all Senators to disclose the ambassador meetings they had over the past three years.