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, and Congressional Quarterly, among other outlets. His reporting has also been included in the following books: Unfreedom of the Press by Mark Levin;  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

August 18, 2009, 6:30 PM EDT
In the coming days and weeks, lots of people will be writing and commenting about Robert D. Novak, the tireless reporter and columnist who chronicled the political intrigue of Washington, D.C., and countless political campaigns for more than 50 years.
June 24, 2009, 2:38 PM EDT
Clouds swirl in Kansas. (AP Photo)
June 18, 2009, 9:18 PM EDT
James Kemp, son of former congressman Jack Kemp, who accepted the Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom on behalf of his father, on Tuesday, June 16, at the U.S. Capitol.
June 16, 2009, 3:36 PM EDT
Archbishop Raymond Burke, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura at the Vatican
May 20, 2009, 5:17 PM EDT
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, the 2009 commencement speaker at George Washington University
May 8, 2009, 3:58 PM EDT
President Barack Obama speaks about jobs, Friday, May 8, 2009, in the Eisenhower Executive Office building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
May 7, 2009, 2:41 PM EDT
Vice President Joe Biden (foreground) and President Barack Obama (AP Photo)
April 27, 2009, 1:45 PM EDT
Mary Ann Glendon, Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican (2007-09). (Photo courtesy of Harvard Law School Web site.)
April 10, 2009, 11:13 AM EDT
It’s no surprise that President Barack Obama has backed away from his campaign pledge to speak the truth about the Armenian genocide. Last year, he courted Armenian-Americans and people concerned about human rights for their votes. Once elected, he betrayed them. This is what dishonest politicians do.   For some background: When World War I started in 1914, the Turkish government sided with Germany against France, Britain, and Russia.  
April 2, 2009, 7:14 PM EDT
President Barack Obama (AP Photo)
March 27, 2009, 12:51 PM EDT
Catholic Archbishop Raymond Burke
March 24, 2009, 5:35 PM EDT
The Annunciation, by Barthelemy Eyck
March 18, 2009, 4:00 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced on Wednesday afternoon that President Barack Obama is shelving a controversial proposal that would have forced the private health insurance of veterans to pay for their w
March 3, 2009, 4:28 PM EST
Rep. John Shadegg (R-Ariz.) (Courtesy of Rep. Shadegg's Web site)
February 20, 2009, 11:22 AM EST
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) (AP Photo)
February 11, 2009, 7:50 PM EST
Charles Darwin (1809 - 1882) (Photo: Public Domain)
January 12, 2009, 6:54 PM EST
Pope Benedict XVI (Photo: Associated Press)
January 9, 2009, 6:58 PM EST
Rev. Richard John Neuhaus (1936 - 2009) (Photo courtesy of First Things)