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

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)
December 10, 2013, 4:50 PM EST
Pastor Rick Warren, head of the Saddleback Church. (CNN screenshot)In an interview on Piers Morgan Live broadcast on Dec.
December 9, 2013, 4:38 PM EST
Flag of the European Union. (AP)
December 6, 2013, 10:34 AM EST
December 6, 2013, 9:26 AM EST
U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican Ken Hackett, the former president of Catholic Relief Services. (AP)
November 27, 2013, 2:22 PM EST
Crystal Mangum, who falsely accused 3 Duke lacrosse players of sexual crimes in 2006, was convicted of second-degree murder on Nov. 22, 2013. (AP)
November 26, 2013, 12:10 PM EST
Vice President Joe Biden and his sister, Valerie Biden Owens, meet Pope Francis in this picture provided by L'Osservatore Romano. (AP Photo)
November 25, 2013, 3:15 PM EST
Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki, head of the Catholic diocese of Springfield, Ill. (AP)
November 25, 2013, 11:40 AM EST
Richard Dreyfuss. (AP) (CNSNews.com) – Academy Award-winning actor and outspoken liberal Richard Dreyfuss said the National Rifle Association (NRA) should train people in “responsible gun ownership,” control the armories for certain guns – “not the government” – and “should be thought of or think of themselves as heroes.”
November 18, 2013, 3:09 PM EST
U.S. Catholic bishops. (AP) (CNSNews.com) – In a “Special Message” following their annual meeting in Baltimore, Md., the Catholic bishops of the United States said they “stand united” in opposition to the Obamacare rule that requires nearly all health insurance plans to offer contraceptives, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs without co-pays.
November 18, 2013, 11:59 AM EST
Pope Francis. (AP) (CNSNews.com) – An interview Pope Francis gave to the atheist writer Eugenio Scalfari and published on Oct. 1 was removed from the Vatican website on Nov. 15 because not “each individual point analyzed” in the piece is reliable, said Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi.
November 13, 2013, 4:30 PM EST
"Sharknado" movie promotional image. (AP)
November 12, 2013, 2:07 PM EST