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

June 2, 2014, 1:44 PM EDT
Pope Francis. (AP) (CNSNews.com) – Pope Francis said married couples and their children, the family, constitute the “domestic church where Jesus grows” through love, and that this love is what the Devil wants to “destroy” and this explains why “the Devil attacks the family so much.” "[T]he Devil wants to destroy" the family, he said.
May 30, 2014, 12:31 PM EDT
Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington. (AP)
May 28, 2014, 3:50 PM EDT
Maya Angelou (1928 - 2014). (AP)
May 27, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) – Dr. Ben Carson, author and retired pediatric neurosurgeon, said the “real reason” the Founding Fathers created the Second Amendment was because they knew it was possible for our government to “go off the rail” and try to  “dominate the people” and the citizens would need the means to protect themselves.
May 27, 2014, 12:15 PM EDT
Catholic 'Bishop' Bridget Mary Meehan, left, holding hands with the ordained 'priest' Donna Rougeux in Lexington, Ky., in 2012. Meehan, with the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests, was the presiding 'bishop' at the ordinations in Cleveland on May 24, 2014.
May 20, 2014, 5:09 PM EDT
House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), right, and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.). (AP)
May 16, 2014, 3:51 PM EDT
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden ordered burgers and French fries for lunch on Friday at the Shake Shack on Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C., according to the White House Press Office pool press report.
May 16, 2014, 2:53 PM EDT
(AP File Photo)" type="node (CNSNews.com) – A new poll shows that one-in-four Americans, 25%, are satisfied with the direction of the country at this time but 74% expressed dissatisfaction.
May 16, 2014, 10:54 AM EDT
Rev. Franklin Graham, president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. (AP)" type="node
May 15, 2014, 6:08 PM EDT
Secretary of State John Kerry. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 15, 2014, 1:53 PM EDT
The Media Research Center offices in Reston, Va. (Photo: MRC.org)
May 13, 2014, 3:18 PM EDT
Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) (CNSNews.com photo/Penny Starr)
May 8, 2014, 11:02 AM EDT
Cardinal Sean O'Malley, head of the Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, offers a Communion host to a woman during a Catholic Mass. (AP)