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

February 14, 2014, 4:49 PM EST
U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen who, in her Feb. 13, 2014, ruling declaring Virginia's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional, misquoted the U.S. Constitution, confusing a phrase that is from the Declaration of Independence. (AP)
February 14, 2014, 1:35 PM EST
Planned Parenthood Maryland asks, "Will you be my birth control?" for Valentine's Day. (PP Maryland on Facebook.)
February 12, 2014, 3:56 PM EST
The blue and black designer dress that first lady Michelle Obama wore to Tuesday’s state dinner for the French president reportedly cost between $10,000 and $12,000, according to news media, which is more than the median annual household income worldwide of $9,733, and greater than the median income for households in at least 87 countries, according to data from Gallup.
February 7, 2014, 10:01 AM EST
The national unemployment rate for youth, age 16 to 19, was 20.7% in November, three times the national average of 6.6%. (AP)
February 5, 2014, 5:02 PM EST
  House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) (AP)
February 4, 2014, 1:15 PM EST
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), left, and Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa). (AP)
January 24, 2014, 2:22 PM EST
Representative Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), a former chief justice of Texas's 12th Court of Appeals. . (AP)
January 21, 2014, 1:33 PM EST
“[I]f we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?” she said. “Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love one another, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.”
January 21, 2014, 12:36 PM EST
Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
January 17, 2014, 1:15 PM EST
Gideon Bible in hotel room desk drawer. (AP) (CNSNews.com) –  The  University of Wisconsin-Extension has agreed to remove all Gideon Bibles from 137 guest rooms at its conference center after an atheist group, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), complained, arguing that the Bibles in the bedrooms constituted state endorsement of Christianity.