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

October 31, 2013, 6:01 AM EDT
Georgetown alumnus William Peter Blatty, author of The Exorcist and its Academy Award-winng screenplay, is petitioning Pope Francis to require Georgetown University to comply with the Catholic educational document Ex corde Ecclesiae. (AP)
October 24, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT
Bishop Thomas Paprocki, head of the Catholic diocese of Springfield, Illinois.
October 15, 2013, 5:04 PM EDT
Pope Francis. (AP) (CNSNews.com) – Pope Francis said it is true that, in the past, people with epilepsy might have been mis-characterized as being possessed by demons but that confusion did not refute the fact that the Devil exists and is so important that he “is on the first page of the Bible” and at the Bible’s end, “with the victory of God over the Devil.”
October 15, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) (CNSNews.com) – Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said the mainstream media try to ignore it but there is a “worldwide war on Christianity” being waged by a “fanatical element of Islam,” and that U.S. policy towards Syria has resulted in America now sending weapons to “Islamic rebels who are allied with al-Qaida.”
October 11, 2013, 3:29 PM EDT
Dr. Ben Carson, former director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University and Hospital. (AP)
October 9, 2013, 11:49 AM EDT
Judge Terry Flenniken, retired in 2012, Burleson County District Court, Texas.
October 8, 2013, 10:19 AM EDT
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said he believes in the Devil as a living entity, “a real person,” and that the Devil is “smart” and “successful” in today’s world by convincing people to not believe in him or in God.
October 2, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT
A man holds a sign at the "shutdown" WWII Memorial on Wednesday that says, "Mr. President/Congress, Tear Down This Wall!" (Photo: Fox News)
September 30, 2013, 4:03 PM EDT
September 27, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) – Author, columnist, and MSNBC contributor Jonathan Alter was awarded the “Quote of the Year” on Thursday by the Media Research Center (MRC) for his remark that repeal of Oba
September 27, 2013, 3:37 PM EDT
Cardinal Raymond Burke, head of the Apostolic Signatura, the highest court at the Vatican, and the former archbishop of St. Louis, Mo.
September 26, 2013, 2:56 PM EDT
Bishop Paul S. Loverde, head of the Catholic diocese of Arlington, Va.
September 24, 2013, 3:17 PM EDT
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)