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

February 15, 2017, 3:27 PM EST
(CNSNews.com) -- State Department documents released through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed by the government watchdog Judicial Watch reveal, contrary to Obama administration claims, the State Department knew as early as Sept. 12, 2012 that the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya was a "direct breaching attack." It was not sparked "under the cover of a protest" or in response to an anti-Islamic YouTube video. 
February 14, 2017, 11:46 AM EST
(CNSNews.com) -- A new Gallup survey shows that strong majorities of Americans believe President Donald Trump keeps his promises, is a strong and decisive leader, and can bring about the change this country needs. 
February 13, 2017, 12:25 PM EST
(CNSNews.com) -- Without naming any names or a source, Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) told CNN's Jake Tapper that "a few" of his Senate GOP colleagues question the mental health of President Donald Trump. 
February 10, 2017, 3:39 PM EST
(CNSNews.com) -- As part of his plan to fight crime and violence in the United States, President Donald Trump stressed that the wall along the southern border "will be a big help," and he added that he is implmenting a "zero tolerance police for acts of violence against law enforcement." 
February 10, 2017, 2:25 PM EST
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February 8, 2017, 1:22 PM EST
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February 7, 2017, 3:14 PM EST
(CNSNews.com) -- On the day that Betsy DeVos was confirmed as the Secretary of Education, House Representative Thomas Massie introduced a short bill to abolish the Department of Education, which was established under the Carter administration in 1980. 
February 7, 2017, 12:37 PM EST
(CNSNews.com) -- Several hours after President Donald Trump spoke to CENTCOM at MacDill Air Force Base and noted a "very, very dishonest press doesn't want to report" on radical Islamic terrorism, or seek to downplay it, the White House released a list of 78 terrorist attacks. White House Pess Secretary Sean Spicer said Trump believes many of these incidents were "under-reported."