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

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, 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.
January 6, 2014, 5:35 PM EST
Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, a billionaire businessman, warns that shale oil production threatens the crude-oil production of Saudi Arabia and his country needs to address the topic. (AP Photo)
December 30, 2013, 6:29 PM EST
Pope Francis and Maltese Bishop Charles Scicluna. (Photo: Sunday Times of Malta)
December 27, 2013, 6:08 PM EST
December 27, 2013, 4:26 PM EST
December 26, 2013, 12:52 PM EST
Aerosmith lead guitarist Joe Perry, right, and singer Steven Tyler. (AP)
December 23, 2013, 5:15 PM EST
Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty (A&E/Karolina Wojasik 2013)
December 17, 2013, 1:04 PM EST
Raymond Leo Burke, archbishop emeritus of St. Louis, Mo., and current prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, the highest court at the Vatican, in Rome. (AP)
December 16, 2013, 2:24 PM EST
Cardinal Raymond Burke, head of the Apostolic Signatura, the highest court at the Vatican.
December 13, 2013, 11:58 AM EST
(AP Image) (CNSNews.com) – Although the Republican Party Platform opposes abortion and same-sex marriage, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is backing and promoting through its "Young Guns" program two congressional candidates who are homosexual, and who support same-sex marriage and abortion.
December 12, 2013, 12:51 PM EST
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies on Capitol Hill.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)