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

September 20, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William G. "Jerry" Boykin
September 18, 2013, 7:57 PM EDT
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William "Jerry" Boykin, executive vice president of the Family Research Council.
September 16, 2013, 2:18 PM EDT
President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry. (AP)
September 9, 2013, 3:13 PM EDT
Rev. Raymond Moussalli, the patriarchal vicar of the Chaldean Catholic Church. (AP)
September 5, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT
Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio). (AP)
September 4, 2013, 2:17 PM EDT
Jack Nicholson, Academy Award winning actor who is "positively against" abortion. (AP)
September 3, 2013, 11:40 AM EDT
Gregory III, the Catholic Patriarch of Antioch, who oversees the Melkite Greek Catholic Church in Syria and Lebanon, which is in union with the Holy See and Pope Francis. (AP)
August 15, 2013, 4:43 PM EDT
August 14, 2013, 5:08 PM EDT
Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)
August 7, 2013, 12:57 PM EDT
August 5, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT
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August 2, 2013, 6:06 PM EDT
Pope Francis speaks with reporters on his return flight to Rome, July 28, 2013. (AP)(CNSNews.com) – In his recent comments about homosexual clergy, Pope Francis said the problem was not a gay person of good will seeking God but a “gay lobby” pushing an agenda, adding that a political lobby or a Masonic lobby constituted “the most serious problem” for him.
July 31, 2013, 3:05 PM EDT
When you think of courage, principle, and leadership, Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) does not, most likely, come to mind.