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Emily Miller

Emily Miller

Emily Miller is senior editor of opinion for The Washington Times. She is the author of “Emily Gets Her Gun … But Obama Wants to Take Yours” (Regnery 2013). Miller won the 2012 Clark Mollenhoff Award for Investigative Reporting from the Institute on Political Journalism.

Articles by Emily Miller

** FILE ** Lawyer Alan Gura (Astrid Riecken/Special to to The Washington Times)

MILLER: Gun control dilemma

Anti-gun jurisdictions are in trouble. Tuesday's 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision striking down the Illinois ban on concealed carry has put in the crosshairs the reluctance of the District and Maryland to allow citizens to exercise their right to self-defense outside the home. Published December 13, 2012

Gun owners and supporters participate in an Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day rally at the Capitol in Springfield in March 2012. (Associated Press)

MILLER: Gun-carry ban death rattle

New life is being breathed into the Second Amendment. After it was beaten down by activist courts over the decades, the nation's top justices finally decided two years ago that the founders meant what they wrote. In McDonald v. Chicago, the Supreme Court majority held it was unconstitutional for the Windy City to forbid residents to keep handguns in their homes. On Tuesday, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided the phrase in the Bill of Rights about "bearing arms" has meaning as well. Published December 12, 2012

President Obama speaks to workers about the economy during a Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, visit to the Daimler Detroit Diesel plant in Redford, Mich. (Associated Press)

MILLER: Obama's fuzzy math

The deadline for reaching a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff is looming, and the solution remains elusive. President Obama appears no closer to accepting any spending cuts. Instead, he's trying to push a plan that would only add to the existing $16.4 trillion debt. Published December 11, 2012

President Obama speaks Dec. 6, 2012, to the media during a visit to Falls Church, Va., to discuss the importance of extending income tax cuts and small businesses. (Associated Press)

MILLER: Obama's secret middle-class tax hikes

President Obama continued to gallivant around the country on Monday, pushing to raise taxes on those deemed wealthy. The surprise will come in less than three weeks when the rest of us see our taxes go up as well. Published December 10, 2012

** FILE ** In this Sept. 15, 2012 photo, sportscaster Bob Costas talks before the start of an NFL game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Detroit Lions in San Francisco. Costas stirred up a hornet's nest Sunday with a halftime commentary about Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher's murdering his girlfriend (and the mother of his child), followed by his own suicide. "If Jovan Belcher didn't possess a gun," Costas told a TV audience of more than 20 million, "he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today." (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

MILLER: Handgun hypocrisy

The loudest advocates of gun control are well protected. President Obama said he wants more laws restricting firearms ownership because, in his hometown of Chicago, "there's an awful lot of violence, and they're not using AK-47s, they're using cheap handguns." Published December 7, 2012

** FILE ** Jim DeMint resigned from his U.S. Senate seat representing South Carolina to take leadership at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative Washington-based think tank. (Associated Press)

MILLER: Conservatives' next step

Washington was stunned Thursday to learn stalwart Sen. Jim DeMint will leave Congress in January to run the Heritage Foundation. Published December 6, 2012

Speaker of the House John Boehner, Ohio Republican, and the House GOP leadership speak to reporters following a closed strategy session at the Capitol in Washington on Dec. 5, 2012. From left are House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., Boehner, Chief Deputy Whip Rep. Peter Roskam, Illinois Republican, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Washington Republican, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican. (Associated Press)

MILLER: Establishment vs. Tea Party conservatives

Washington is abuzz over whether House Speaker John A. Boehner is purging conservatives from positions of power within his caucus. In a closed-door meeting Monday, Republican leaders stripped plum committee assignments from four outspoken advocates of limited government. Published December 5, 2012

** FILE ** In this Nov. 22, 2009, file photo, Sportscaster Bob Costas is seen before an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles in Chicago. Costas noted a controversy over honoring Israeli athletes killed at the Olympics 40 years ago during his coverage of the opening ceremony a the London Olympics, but stopped short of offering his own protest. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

MILLER: Bob Costas shoots himself in the foot

President Obama hasn't had his second inaugural, and his allies already are pushing him to expend his second-term capital enacting another so-called assault-weapons ban. This reinvigorated attack on the Second Amendment is shooting firearm sales through the roof. Published December 4, 2012

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner enters the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. Secretary Geithner is meeting with House and Senate leaders to discuss the looming fiscal cliff. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

MILLER: Obama is left of liberals

Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner did what Washingtonians call the "full Ginsburg" on Sunday. The term refers to Monica Lewinsky's lawyer, William H. Ginsburg, who was the first to appear on all five network Sunday interview shows in one day. Published December 3, 2012

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, delivers a statement on his budget that he sent to Congress, Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, in the Grand Foyer of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

MILLER: Dirty tax-hike tricks

President Obama sent his Treasury Secretary, Timothy F. Geithner, to Capitol Hill on Thursday to make Republicans an offer they could only refuse. The administration's proposed deal consisted of $1.6 trillion in new taxes, no spending cuts, a limitless debt ceiling and a multiyear stimulus plan that opened with a $50 billion binge just for 2013. Mr. Geithner's only concession in the closed-door meeting was a vague promise to work toward $400 billion in Medicare savings in the future -- but nothing up front. The proposition was so pathetic that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell laughed out loud, and House Speaker John A. Boehner declared "a stalemate." Published November 30, 2012

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (left), with House Speaker John A. Boehner, speaks to reporters outside the White House in Washington on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, following a meeting with President Obama to discuss the economy and the deficit. Mr. Obama's re-election has stiffened Democrats' spine against cutting popular benefit programs such as Medicare and Social Security. Their new resolve could become as big a hurdle to reaching a deal for skirting economy-crippling tax increases and spending cuts in January as Republicans' resistance to raising tax rates on the wealthy. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

MILLER: Standoff at the 'fiscal cliff'

Democrats have painted themselves into a box with their Mediscare tactics. Because they spent the last two years frightening seniors with tales of Republicans taking away their benefits and "ending Medicare as we know it," the left-hand side of the aisle has effectively eliminated the possibility of negotiating changes to this broken program essential to any true resolution of the looming budgetary and tax disaster. Published November 29, 2012

** FILE ** President Obama focuses on a reporter in the East Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

MILLER: Thwarting global gun grabbers

The United Nations is pushing gun control on a global scale, and President Obama is on board. Just a few hours after re-election was assured, the president's representative cast a vote for the Arms Trade Treaty at a U.N. committee meeting. Published November 28, 2012

**FILE ** Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

MILLER: Harry Reid goes nuclear

Forget about bipartisanship; Harry Reid has decided there's no option that goes too far if it means diluting the influence of Republicans. The Senate majority leader plans to break with long-standing tradition in January by rewriting the chamber's rules to silence the Republican minority. Published November 27, 2012

Grover Norquist

MILLER: R.I.P. Grover Norquist?

Reports of the death of Grover Norquist's tax pledge have been exaggerated. The left is doing its best to make tax hikes appear to be a foregone conclusion. The pressure is now on Republicans to break their word and sign on to the old trick of approving more revenue for Uncle Sam in return for spending cuts that will never happen. Published November 26, 2012

New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

MILLER: Crimes of gun-grabbing mayors

Mike Bloomberg is on a mission to take away everyone's guns. New York City's billionaire mayor has bankrolled a coalition of municipal chiefs from coast to coast who tirelessly lobby for new laws restricting the rights of law-abiding gun owners. Published November 22, 2012

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MILLER: Stuck on the fiscal cliff

As fiscal cliff negotiations between Congress and the White House start in earnest this week, conservatives are under pressure to stay true to their principles. Postelection, House Speaker John A. Boehner said Republicans may give in to more revenue demands -- but not rate hikes -- as long as the package includes real spending cuts and entitlement reform. Published November 20, 2012

Whether House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will remain a party caucus leader after the election is one of the biggest mysteries on Capitol Hill. If the Democrats fail to win back the House, speculation of the party injecting new blood into its leadership only will increase. Mrs. Pelosi has remained tight-lipped on the matter. (Associated Press)

MILLER: Butchering the Constitution

Our Constitution is in a sorry state these days. The nation's founding document has been weakened by President Obama's ongoing expansion of power and further diminished by his Democratic allies on Capitol Hill who don't even bother to cite the highest law in the land properly. Published November 19, 2012

MILLER: Pentagon cuts that make sense

Sen. Tom Coburn is bucking his own party by exposing specific items to cut in the Pentagon's $600 billion budget. As Republican leaders battle President Obama over his insistence on taking half the Jan. 2 mandatory sequestration from defense, the Oklahoma Republican on Thursday blew the lid off billions that could be saved without actually undermining our troops. Published November 16, 2012

President Obama gestures as he answers a question during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

MILLER: Obama's massive spending spree

President Obama meets with congressional leaders at the White House Friday to start negotiating a resolution to the "fiscal cliff." He's expected to continue insisting that tax increases can solve the debt crisis. Republicans are right to hold to the line that the trillion-dollar-plus deficits on Mr. Obama's watch will never shrink unless outlays are reduced. Published November 15, 2012

President Obama responds to questions from reporters during a Nov. 14, 2012, press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

MILLER: Obama’s massive tax hike

Now that he never has to run for election again, President Obama can show his true colors. Mr. Obama made it clear Wednesday he wants to whack Americans with $1.6 trillion in tax increases so that an obese Uncle Sam won't have to go on a diet. The only thing that can slow down his sharp turn to the left is the House GOP. Published November 14, 2012