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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

President Obama addresses a large rally at a Denver park on Oct. 11, 2012, the day after the first presidential debate. (Associated Press)

MILLER: Obama's truth deficit

It's bad enough when the universal consensus is that you lost the first presidential debate. What's worse for President Obama is that his own team concedes he did so without telling the truth. Published October 5, 2012

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney speaks during the first presidential debate with President Barack Obama at the University of Denver, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, John Leyba)

MILLER: Romney's knockout performance

Wednesday's debate was a game changer. Mitt Romney exceeded expectations by being aggressive and fearless. President Obama failed because he was disarmed of his most valuable weapons: the presidential bubble, a fawning press, a multimillion-dollar TV ad campaign and a highly scripted event. Published October 4, 2012

**FILE** A popular semiautomatic pistol manufactured by Springfield Armory at G. A. T. Guns in Dundee, Illinois

MILLER: Bullets and ballots

Both sides of the Second Amendment debate are taking action in advance of the November election. The gun grabbers want to get as much of their agenda done while President Obama is still in office. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, a group that never lets a tragedy go to waste, stooped low to influence Wednesday's presidential debate. Published October 3, 2012

MILLER: Media’s love affair with Obama

It's hard to compete with someone who gets Nobel Prizes and Grammy Awards just for showing up at the office. In running against someone as highly praised as Barack Obama, Mitt Romney has his work cut out for him. Published October 2, 2012

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

MILLER: Gun carry in the Obama era

The ability of Americans to bear arms is on the line in this presidential election. The Supreme Court, which started a new term on Monday, will have little choice but to take up the issue of carry rights within the next few years. Published October 1, 2012

Bullets

MILLER: Lead bullets under fire

Should President Obama win in November, it's a certainty he'll try once again to ban lead ammunition. Just two months after he moved into the White House, the National Park Service suddenly announced it was banning lead bullets from its parks. Published September 27, 2012

President Obama speaks at a campaign event Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

MILLER: The pass-the-buck president

Harry S. Truman famously placed a wood sign on the Oval Office desk that read, "The buck stops here." The tradition of the president taking full responsibility for what happens on his watch apparently hasn't been adopted by Barack Obama. Published September 26, 2012

D.C. Council member Phil Mendelson (The Washington Times)

MILLER: Washington warms to gun-toting tourists

Under pressure from Congress and the public, D.C. officials are moving to ease one of the least defensible of their anti-gun ordinances. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, also the Judiciary Committee's chairman, held a hearing Monday on his proposal to decriminalize possession of a gun or ammunition for nonresidents. Published September 24, 2012

Washington DC Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier is joined by Washington DC Mayor Vincent C. Gray (not in photo) during their press conference to announce a drop in the number of homicides and a plan to improve police services, in Washington DC, Friday, December 30, 2011. As of December 30, 2011 there have been 108 murders in the District, putting the nation's capital on pace to have it's lowest number of homicides in nearly 50 years. (Rod Lamkey Jr/ The Washington Times)

MILLER: D.C.: District of Crime

When the Founders chose the swampy marshland along the Potomac River to serve as the home for the federal government, they couldn't have envisioned it would one day become a cesspool of violence. While crime rates have steadily declined in the the rest of the country, the trajectory in the District is up. Published September 21, 2012

President Obama waves to supporters Sept. 5, 2012, as he arrives at the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, N.C., for the Democratic National Convention. (Associated Press)

MILLER: Your looming tax hike

Every American's paycheck will be smaller on Jan. 1 -- the only question is by how much. The payroll-tax break put in place two years ago will expire Dec. 31, and no one in Washington wants to extend it again. On top of this, all income tax rates will rise unless Congress and President Obama act. Published September 19, 2012

Boehner

MILLER: Capitol hand out to Romney

A rising tide lifts all boats in politics. Republicans in Congress hope a successful Romney campaign will help the Grand Old Party keep the House and take the Senate. They're doing what they can to make sure that happens. Published September 18, 2012

Tea partyers rally at the Capitol in September 2010 to oppose government spending, particularly bailouts and economic policies backed by President Obama. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

MILLER: Where’s the Tea Party?

The 2010 midterm elections showed the American people want to tackle crushing federal debt before it's too late. The Tea Party succeeded in handing control of the House of Representatives to Republicans, which thwarted White House plans for another massive stimulus program. Published September 17, 2012

** FILE ** U.S. President Barack Obama drinks Guinness beer at Ollie Hayes pub in Moneygall, Ireland, May 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

MILLER: Who is the real Barack Obama?

President Obama avoids tough questions. He has given up press conferences and interviews with the White House press corps, preferring instead to divide his time among FM radio stations, vapid entertainment shows and Hollywood magazines. The scraps of information he does provide, however, further the impression of an empty suit. Published September 13, 2012

**FILE** In this photo combination, President Obama (left) reaches out to shake hands Aug. 21, 2012, after speaking at a campaign event at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney shakes hands with supporters Feb. 17, 2012, after finishing his speech during a rally at Guerdon Enterprises in Boise, Idaho. (Associated Press)

MILLER: Inauguration Day 2013

The man who will lead the nation over the next four years will take the oath of office in just four months. Work begins Thursday on hammering together the elaborate West Front Capitol stage on which either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney will stand and deliver the inaugural address. Published September 12, 2012

President Obama steps off his campaign bus during an unannounced stop at Ossorio Bakery and Cafe in Cocoa, Fla., on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

MILLER: Obama's dereliction of duty

President Obama has a one-man job agenda, instead of a national jobs agenda. Getting himself re-elected has become his full-time occupation. While all incumbents necessarily devote a portion of their time to campaigning and fundraising, Mr. Obama has ceased to keep up with the basic functions of the office. Published September 11, 2012

The Rev. Jesse Jackson

MILLER: Hide your guns

You didn't hear the word "guns" voluntarily pass the lips of any Democratic speaker at this week's convention in Charlotte, N.C. Liberals may be smart enough to avoid alienating the almost half of all Americans who have guns in their homes, but the same can't be said for their party platform. Published September 6, 2012

First lady Michelle Obama got rave reviews for the Tracy Reese-designed dress she wore for a speech lauding her husband at the Democratic National Convention on its opening night Tuesday at Time Warner Arena in Charlotte, N.C. (Andrew Geraci/The Washington Times)

MILLER: Obama's lose-lose proposition

President Obama's abysmal jobs record is the elephant in a room of donkeys at the Democratic National Convention. The goal in Charlotte, N.C., seems to be to avoid any mention of the bad economy, hoping no one will notice. Published September 5, 2012

President Obama speaks during a campaign event at Norfolk State University, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, in Norfolk, Va. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

MILLER: Obama's not-so-faithful party

The bloom was off the rose for Democrats as their convention kicked off in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday. The attempt to recapture the magic of the 2008 election is faltering as party faithful are running away from the incumbent candidate, President Obama, to preserve their own political careers. Published September 4, 2012

Donald Trump speaks to Sarasota Republican Party. Photo by Emily Miller

MILLER: The Trump factor

Donald Trump is one of the most famous Republicans who has never formally entered the contest for the White House. The billionaire's fame is built upon his success in business, not the empty celebrity and superficial policy advocacy one finds in the actors and musicians who gravitate toward President Obama's campaign. That makes "the Donald" a formidable weapon in the GOP arsenal. Published September 3, 2012

Actor Clint Eastwood addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Aug. 30, 2012. (Associated Press)

MILLER: Hollywood's rebels

In Hollywood, it's easier to be a drug addict, drunk driver or adulterer than it is to be a Republican. The liberal power structure is ready to forgive any crime except the casting of a vote for a right-of-center candidate. Actors or musicians who dare associate themselves with the GOP put their careers at risk. Published August 31, 2012