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

December 9, 2016, 2:48 PM EST
December 6, 2016, 4:53 PM EST
(CNSNews.com) -- Eight persons in Texas, three of whom are illegal aliens, were recently charged in federal court for conspiring to distribute large amounts of methamphetamine and cocaine, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas. 
December 6, 2016, 2:48 PM EST
(CNSNews.com) -- A 50-year-old senior U.S. Border Patrol agent, stationed in Del Rio, Texas, was arrested Friday and charged with distribution of child pornography and with attempting to entice an 8-year-old girl into having sex, reported the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas. 
December 6, 2016, 12:31 PM EST
(CNSNews.com) -- After illegally entering the United States by wading across the Rio Grande River from Mexico, a 24-year-old Mexican woman physically attacked a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officer and spit on another border agent, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Souther District of Texas.
December 5, 2016, 5:25 PM EST
December 2, 2016, 4:49 PM EST
(CNSNews.com) – Although the unemployment rate dropped slightly in November to 4.6% -- the lowest it has been since August 2007, nine years ago – the number of American workers unemployed for 15 weeks or more was 2,933,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
December 2, 2016, 1:35 PM EST
(CNSNews.com) – Although the national unemployment rate is 4.6% -- the lowest it has been in nine years – the unemployment rate for black workers specifically is still high at 8.1%, for November 2016, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
December 2, 2016, 12:05 PM EST
(CNSNews.com) – Although the “unemployment rate” in the United States for November is 4.6% -- a rate last reached 9 years ago in August 2007 – the “real unemployment” rate is much higher, more than double at 9.3% nationwide. 
November 28, 2016, 5:22 PM EST
Sen. Tom Cotton (Ark.)   (AP)