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 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, The Drudge Report, Fox Nation, Washington Times, National Review, Associated Press, CBS, ABC, and Congressional Quarterly, among other outlets, including the following books: The Vision of the Anointed; The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism; From West to East: California and The American Scene; The Venona Secrets: Exposing Soviet Espionage and America's Traitors; and Sacred Secrets: How Soviet Intelligence Operations Changed America. 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.