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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

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain speaks Tuesday night as former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney listens during a GOP debate at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. (Associated Press)

MILLER: Encouraging investment in America

Our nation is headed into a double-dip recession. The situation lends urgency to the political debate over whether investors should be rewarded or punished. The economy will have no hope of recovery so long as Washington insists on crushing the entrepreneurial spirit with a capital-gains tax that's about to go up substantially. Published October 12, 2011

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican, answers questions Oct. 3, 2011, from reporters about President Obama's jobs bill, the debt reduction supercommittee and the economy on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

MILLER: Winning the balanced-budget fight

P resident Obama is campaigning across the country for another round of stimulus spending fueled by a massive tax increase. In response, congressional Republicans have taken a defensive posture, repeatedly saying no to a reckless administration plan that even Democrats are afraid to pass. It's time for the party of fiscal restraint to retake the offensive with the one weapon in Washington that already enjoys broad public support: a balanced-budget amendment (BBA). Published October 11, 2011

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich outlines his 2012 campaign platform on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, in Des Moines, Iowa. (Associated Press)

MILLER: Renewing the Contract with America

The former speaker of the House wants to recreate the mid-90s success of the "Contract with America." Last week, Newt Gingrich unveiled a "21st Century Contract with America" that he believes sets his bid for the GOP presidential nod apart from the rest of the crowded field. "I don't think slightly more conservative, normal politics is going to solve our problems," Mr. Gingrich said in an interview with The Washington Times. Published October 6, 2011

Democratic strategists are citing President Reagan's speeches and letters to persuade Republicans to agree to a debt-ceiling increase. A conservative media analyst said Reagan was being taken out of context. (Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library)

MILLER: Ripping off the Gipper

Liberals are trying to twist Ronald Reagan's words to muster support for raising taxes. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's press office sent a memo on Monday to congressional Republicans claiming they'd found evidence proving that President Reagan was the real inspiration for President Obama's tax-the-rich "Buffett Rule." The California Democrat posed the question: "What would Reagan do?" Published October 4, 2011

U.S. billionaire investor Warren Buffett

MILLER: Democrats resist another Obama stimulus

It's not just the American people who are abandoning President Obama in droves. Polls show "The One" has become "Number Two" when matched up against Mr. Generic Republican. Now even Mr. Obama's best friends are growing similarly uneasy with his policy proposals. Published October 3, 2011

Rep. Louie Gohmert, Texas Republican, holds up a copy of the proposed Senate health care reform bill as he speaks at a rally sponsored by the American Grassroots Coalition and the Tea Party Express on Capitol Hill Tuesday. Congressional Republicans are united in opposition to the measure. (Associated Press)

MILLER: Cutting Uncle Sam down to size

Government has rigged the game so that it can always grow larger year after year. House conservatives are pushing legislation that would undo the built-in advantage that expansionists depend on when budget season rolls around. Washington can't be allowed to cook the books any longer. Published September 29, 2011

Illustration: Washington spending cuts by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

MILLER: Hey, big spender

At the stroke of midnight Friday, the fiscal year ends. When the final numbers are in, the government will have grown larger. Despite politicians spouting off about tough cuts, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported federal outlays have gone up by $118 billion through August. America is barreling over the cliff into bankruptcy, but Washington isn't willing to stop the train. Published September 28, 2011

President Obama holds ups his proposed American Jobs Act legislation while speaking at Abraham Lincoln High School in Denver on Sept. 27, 2011. (Associated Press)

MILLER: Obama's tall tax tales

Hollywood is the land of make-believe. So it's fitting that President Obama found himself at the House of Blues on Monday night to tell wealthy, liberal donors that taxes need to go up to save the economy. "We can't just cut our way out of this problem," Mr. Obama said. "We've got to have some revenue." Published September 27, 2011

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (Associated Press)

MILLER: The Chris Christie infatuation

Chris Christie is raising hopes with a three-state fundraising and speaking tour this week. The tough-talking, first-term New Jersey governor has repeatedly said he's not running for the Republican nomination, but the media and pundits who want him to run for president won't take "no" for an answer. Published September 26, 2011

President Barack Obama awards the 2010 Medal of Freedom to Warren Buffett during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

MILLER: Calling Buffett's bluff

President Obama still thinks taxes need to be raised because the ultra-wealthy CEO of Berkshire Hathaway isn't paying enough to Uncle Sam. "If you've done well - I've done well - then you should do a little something to give something back," Mr. Obama said while standing under a Cincinnati bridge on Thursday. He was so fired up he slipped and accidentally told the truth: "All I'm saying is that Warren Buffett's secretary should not be paying a lower tax rate on her income than Warren Buffett." Published September 23, 2011

MILLER: Looking for love

Most single girls have a secret stash of books on dating and relationships. The books are dog- eared as a virtual time capsule marking bad dates, questionable mates, love-life lulls and breakups. The stash is carefully hidden - under the bed, behind proper nonfiction on a shelf - so male visitors are not scared off by the subject matter. Published September 23, 2011

Wisconsin Republican Ron Johnson, a political novice, celebrates his victory over veteran Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold Tuesday night in Oshkosh, Wis., with family and supporters. (Associated Press)

MILLER: Tea Party leadership

In less than a year, Ron Johnson has gone from small-business owner to contender for a seat at the Senate Republican leadership table. In November, Mr. Johnson beat longtime liberal Sen. Russ Feingold out of his blue-state Wisconsin seat as part of the Tea Party tidal wave. Now Mr. Johnson is in a smaller but higher-stakes election for Senate Republican Conference vice chairman. Published September 22, 2011

Illustration: Tax piggy bank

MILLER: Obama's jobless economy

President Obama is asking Congress to raise taxes on job creators to pay for his "jobs" bill. On Monday, Mr. Obama said the Joint Select Committee for Deficit Reduction should find another $450 billion in deficit reduction (i.e., tax hikes) to bankroll his American Jobs Act, further impoverishing the nation while doing nothing to alleviate the 9.1 percent unemployment rate. Published September 20, 2011

Warren Buffett (Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times)

MILLER: The Buffett tax

President Obama took to the Rose Garden podium on Monday to unveil the latest in his series of misleading and unpopular plans to fix the stalled economy. Now he wants another $1.5 trillion in government coffers from higher taxes, and he's waging class warfare to get it. Published September 19, 2011

Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain came in fourth in a new poll of GOP primary voters in South Carolina at 10 percent. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

MILLER: An economic-recovery solution

Herman Cain spent his career in the restaurant industry. The Republican presidential hopeful is best known for rescuing Godfather's Pizza from the brink of bankruptcy, and now he's serving up a plan to do the same for the American economy. His ideas are worth a closer look. Published September 15, 2011

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a Republican debate on Sept. 13, 2011, in Tampa, Fla. (Associated Press)

MILLER: It is a Ponzi scheme

The Texas governor is under attack for telling the unpleasant truth. At the GOP debate in Florida on Monday, CNN's Wolf Blitzer asked presidential contender Rick Perry whether he was changing his tune after other Republicans and pundits slammed him for saying Social Security is a "Ponzi scheme." The Lone Star State chief executive stood his ground: "It has been called a Ponzi scheme by many people long before me." Published September 13, 2011

Illustration: Online poker by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

MILLER: D.C.'s poker face

Washington is looking to skirt the federal ban on Internet gambling. Preparations are under way for the launch of iGaming, the District's expansion of the lottery to include various online games of chance. Published September 12, 2011

Donald H. Rumsfeld, secretary of defense in the George W. Bush administration speaks at CPAC Alaska cruise 2011. (Emily Miller/The Washington Times)

MILLER: China vs. America

There are two schools of thought about the future of the People's Republic of China (PRC). The first is that the growing communist state will do anything to become the world's preeminent power, including use its military - the world's largest - to forcefully get its way. Beijing intends to dominate Asia, and it plans to push the United States aside to become the regional hegemon. The second, a more skeptical crowd, thinks China has too many challenges to pose a serious threat to America. In other words, don't worry about another Cold War any time soon. Published September 9, 2011

Republican presidential candidates, from left, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, businessman Herman Cain and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman stand at the podium to answer questions during a debate at the Reagan Library Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

MILLER: Divide and conquer

At the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Wednesday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich made an important point about the debate format. He interrupted the bickering of his Republican rivals to reveal the media's underlying motive: Setting up candidates to snipe at one another is a way to carry the water for President Obama. Published September 8, 2011

Donald H. Rumsfeld (right), secretary of defense in the George W. Bush administration is interviewed by The Washington Times's Emily Miller at CPAC Alaska 2011. (photo by Jo Anne Reed)

MILLER: Obama's Libyan mistakes

Donald Rumsfeld may have left Washington, but his keen eye on world affairs remains instructive. President George W. Bush's defense secretary believes the Obama administration's missteps in Syria and Libya stem from a lack of leadership, absence of a clear mission and faulty coalition building. Published September 5, 2011