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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 speaks about strengthening the economy for the middle class and the nation's struggle with gun violence at an appearance at Hyde Park Academy on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

MILLER: Obama's real gun-control aim

Chicago is a dangerous town, but gun control hasn't made it better. The city forbids the law-abiding from having guns, leaving the bad guys to rule the streets. The result is one of the highest murder rates in the country. Published February 19, 2013

MILLER: Concealed carry renewed

The top legislative priority for gun owners in the previous Congress was passage of a national concealed carry reciprocity bill. The measure sailed through the House on a bipartisan 272 to 154 vote only to die at the hands of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who refused to bring it to the floor. Published February 18, 2013

President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President John Biden and House Speaker John Boehner smiles as he gives his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Feb. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, Pool)

MILLER: The balanced budget dream

Under a law that just took effect, Barack Obama will be the first president required to send Congress a budget that balances at some point in the future. Since that point isn't likely to be in anyone's lifetime, Republicans once again are looking to a constitutional amendment to impose restraint. Published February 15, 2013

Vice President Joe Biden applauds as President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Feb. 12, 2013. House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio sits at right. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, Pool)

MILLER: Long live liberalism

Echoes of the past could be heard in President Obama's Tuesday night State of the Union Speech. Unbowed by failure to alleviate the economic malaise during his first term, Mr. Obama vows to continue tax-and-spend liberal policies for another four years. Published February 14, 2013

** FILE ** President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joseph R. Biden and House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio, gives his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, Pool)

MILLER: The State of the Union gun grab

President Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday was carefully staged to promote his gun-grabbing second-term agenda. Arrangements were made so TV cameras would pan to the faces of victims of gun violence in the House galleries. Published February 13, 2013

Outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California addresses the House after giving newly elected House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio the gavel during the first session of the 112th Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

MILLER: Speaker Pelosi redux

Expect President Obama to use his primetime State of the Union address Tuesday to blame the GOP for all the nation's ills in the hopes of convincing voters to oust them in 2014. He knows the most extreme of the liberal items on his agenda can't get through the legislative process unless Rep. Nancy Pelosi retakes the speaker's gavel. Published February 12, 2013

President Obama speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on Feb. 5, 2013. The president asked Congress to come up with tens of billions of dollars in short-term spending cuts and tax revenue to put off the automatic across the board cuts that are scheduled to kick in March 1. (Associated Press)

MILLER: Obama's insatiable appetite for taxes

President Obama has a way to delay the across-the-board $85 billion sequestration scheduled for March 1. His not-so-surprising proposal is to raise taxes so he can spend more. Fortunately, the GOP is not going along with this tired, old plan. Published February 11, 2013

Actor and comedian Chris Rock (left), actress Amanda Peet (right) and others share a laugh during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 6, 2013, to call on Congress to act on President Obama's plan to reduce gun violence. (Associated Press)

MILLER: Hollywood's anti-gun show comes to D.C.

Nothing adds pizazz to a tired policy issue in Washington like flying in celebrities for a news conference. Gun-control advocates have been losing legislative steam since the Newtown, Conn., tragedy, so they called on the glitterati to brighten their case before the Capitol hallways on Wednesday. Published February 7, 2013

**FILE** President Obama discusses the continuing budget talks in the briefing room of the White House on July 19, 2011. (Associated Press)

MILLER: Forcing Obama to live within our means

Budgeting has never been at the top of President Obama's list of priorities. For the fourth time in five years, the White House missed the statutory deadline Monday for submitting its annual spending blueprint to Congress. Mr. Obama isn't in a rush to let the world know that his intention is to keep spending the country into the red. Published February 6, 2013

President Obama speaks Feb. 4, 2013, at the Minneapolis Police Department's Special Operations Center to outline his plan on gun violence. (Associated Press)

MILLER: Obama's traveling gun show

President Obama hit the road Monday on a nationwide gun-grabbing tour. His show doesn't have many fans inside the Beltway, since being seen favoring gun control can be the kiss of death for senators with rural constituencies. Published February 5, 2013

President Obama waves as he exits Air Force One upon his arrival at McCarran International Airport Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 in Las Vegas. (Associated Press)

MILLER: Obama's corporate jet obsession

President Obama flies everywhere on a tricked-out, luxury Boeing 747, but he wants everyone else flying coach. A master of class warfare, Mr. Obama has fixated for years on the tax break for private planes as a convenient distraction from the real debt crisis facing the nation. Published February 4, 2013

President Obama waves as he exits Air Force One upon his arrival at McCarran International Airport Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 in Las Vegas. (Associated Press)

MILLER: The Obama blame game

President Obama spent the last four years blaming President George W. Bush for the economic malaise. Now he's pointing the finger at congressional Republicans. It's time for Mr. Obama to man up and accept he's the cause of our shrinking economy. Published February 1, 2013

Wayne LaPierre (right), executive vice president and CEO of the National Rifle Association, is sworn in with other panelists before giving testimony on gun control before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

MILLER: Senate showdown over guns

The battle over gun rights is on. The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday held the first congressional hearing on the issue since President Obama declared new gun-control laws one of his top priorities for the year. Published January 31, 2013

Ken Haiterman shows off a CMMG 5.56mm AR 15 at the 2013 Rocky Mountain Gun Show on Jan. 6 in Sandy, Utah. In spite of the recent school shootings in Newtown, Conn., gun enthusiasts flocked to the show to purchase weapons and ammunition. (Associated Press)

MILLER: The gun-show loophole myth

For the first time in 14 years, the CEO of the National Rifle Association (NRA), will testify on Capitol Hill. Wayne LaPierre's appearance Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee underscores how seriously the nation's largest gun-owners organization takes the latest assault on the Second Amendment. Published January 30, 2013

President Obama speaks to media as he meets with representatives from Major Cities Chiefs Association and Major County Sheriffs Association at the White House to discuss policies put forward to reduce gun violence. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

MILLER: The cop-killer bullet myth

Give the administration credit for its creativity. The theatrical show President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. are putting on in their effort to foist gun control on the public disguises a more subtle push to disarm America in the name of protecting cops. Published January 29, 2013

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, to introduce legislation on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devices. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

MILLER: The high-capacity magazine myth

Deception is the key component in the latest push for more gun control laws. During her soap opera press conference Wednesday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein used a liberal clergyman to give her the moral high ground in her campaign to infringe on the Second Amendment. Published January 27, 2013

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, announces legislation on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devices during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

MILLER: The assault weapon myth

Gun grabbers aren't subtle. Flanked by uniformed police officers and a wall of black rifles, Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Thursday unleashed the most restrictive ever national "assault weapon" ban in the Senate. Published January 25, 2013

Protesters hold up signs during a protest against Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's new gun control legislation at Lawyers Mall in Annapolis, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. Rallies are being held by gun rights advocates four days after President Barack Obama unveiled a sweeping plan to curb gun violence. (AP Photo/Capital Gazette, Matthew Cole)

MILLER: Spreading gun hysteria

Six states are eager to capitalize on last month's horrific shooting of schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn. New York's quick-draw Gov. Andrew Cuomo was the first to craft a gun-control package behind closed doors and ram it into law within a matter of days. Published January 24, 2013

MILLER: An offer Harry Reid can't refuse

Harry Reid has successfully avoided showing his cards on spending priorities for four years. The Senate majority leader has adamantly refused to bring a budget to the floor in order to leave Republican priorities hanging out as a political pinata to beat up during the campaign. Published January 23, 2013

** FILE ** First lady Michelle Obama was at her husband's side as he took the oath of office, holding the Bible as he pledged to protect and defend the Constitution. (Associated Press)

MILLER: The era of big government is renewed

President Obama may have used the word "together" seven times in his inauguration speech on the West Front of the Capitol on Monday, but he didn't mean it. Published January 22, 2013