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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

Illustration: Second Amendment by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

MILLER: D.C. a bit more gun-friendly

The District took a big step on Tuesday toward bringing its gun laws in line with the rest of America. While an oppressive registration requirement remains in place, the D.C. Council voted unanimously to make the overall process of becoming a handgun owner significantly less expensive and time-consuming for residents. Published April 17, 2012

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MILLER: D.C.'s newest shooter

When one of the District of Columbia's top political leaders is willing to spend a day at the shooting range with a new gun owner, it's a sign the capital city may be ready to put aside the past. For 30 years, Washington banned handguns, only to face a Supreme Court rebuke in 2008. Now the city is about to make it easier for law-abiding residents to legally own a firearm. Published April 16, 2012

President Obama waves as he leaves the Associated Press luncheon during the annual convention of the American Society of Newspaper Editors on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

MILLER: Beware lame-duck Obama

Congressional Republican leaders are starting to plan for the end of what they hope is President Obama's only term in office. House Speaker John A. Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell anticipate the administration will hand down a rash of liberal regulations in its final months. Published April 12, 2012

Senior Editor Emily Miller (Richard Diamond/The Washington Times)

MILLER: Have gun, will travel

Law-abiding gun owners can run into serious trouble when on the move. Venturing into firearm-unfriendly states creates confusion about what individuals need to do to abide by a confusing maze of regulations. Congress should act to prevent honest citizens from winding up behind bars because police are misinformed. Published April 11, 2012

** FILE ** In this March 14, 2012, file photo, Warren Buffett and Astrid M. Buffett arrive at the Booksellers area of the White House in Washington for the State Dinner hosted by President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

MILLER: Class envy campaign tactic

President Obama flew Air Force One to Florida on Tuesday, bringing along the mobile White House entourage to call for a tax bill based on class envy. The Buffett rule is the highlight of his re-election routine, but the president should have saved our money by staying home. Lawmakers aren't taking the bait. Published April 10, 2012

President Obama speaks during a Rural Economic Forum on Aug. 16, 2011, at Northeast Iowa Community College in Peosta, Iowa, during his three-day bus tour devoted to the economy. (Associated Press)

MILLER: Fore more years

On Saturday, President Obama enjoyed his 94th round of golf since coming to the White House. If golf were his full-time job, that would be the equivalent of nearly three months spent on the greens. While he hit the links, Americans have suffered from high unemployment and a lingering economic malaise with little hope for a prosperous future. Published April 9, 2012

Law student Barack Obama posed for a portrait holding a copy of the Harvard Law Review, of which he was the first black editor. After graduation in 1991, he returned to Chicago, where he had started to set the stage for his political future as a community organizer, and published his 1995 book, "Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance."

MILLER: A community organizer's vision of America

President Obama has quite a magician's skill for illusion. He launched a scathing attack on the House Republican budget crafted by Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, saying it would lead to violent crime, starving children, plane crashes, killing grandparents and cancer. All of this is to distract the public from his own plan for America in a second term, which not even a single House Democrat voted for. Published April 6, 2012

Illustration by M. Ryder

MILLER: Earmarks rise again

It didn't take long for earmarks to try for a comeback. After the Tea Party swept the 2010 midterm elections, House Republicans used their majority power to put an end to pork-barrel projects. Now 15 months later, the Republican caucus is split over bringing them back or ending them once and for all. Published April 4, 2012

** FILE ** U.S. billionaire investor Warren Buffett. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File)

MILLER: Who doesn't want to be a millionaire?

Americans appreciate success. The popularity of the long-running show, "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" and the billion dollars Americans spent on lottery tickets last week demonstrate that most people would like to be part of the "1 percent." President Obama is hanging his re-election hopes on making Americans jealous enough to want to punish winners. It won't work. Published April 3, 2012

** FILE ** Vice President Joe Biden gives a thumbs-up before President Barack Obama's State of the Union address in front of a joint session of Congress Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Saul Loeb, Pool)

MILLER: Biden: Tax the world

President Obama will follow anyone to the ends of the earth to get his tax dollars. If someone makes a buck in, say, Tahiti, the administration wants to dispatch an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agent to the white beaches to bring back the 39 cents owed to Uncle Sam. The White House believes this somehow will solve unemployment here at home. Published April 2, 2012

Illustration: Tax trap by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

MILLER: America's high tax leadership

The United States is now, officially, the worst place to do business in the developed world. On Sunday, Japan lowered its corporate tax rate in the hopes of luring business to its shores, handing the title of highest tax rate to the Land of the Free. The market reaction on Monday will tell whether money will begin flowing away from us and toward the more business-friendly Asian country. Published March 30, 2012

Gasoline prices of more than $4 are seen at a gas station on the south end of The Strip, Tuesday, March 20, 2012, in Las Vegas. From all corners of the country, Americans are irritated these days by record-high fuel prices that have soared above $4 a gallon in some states and could top $5 by summer. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

MILLER: Sticker shock at the pump

Americans today are paying an average $3.92 for a gallon of regular gas. The pain of watching the number at the pump tick ever higher doesn't seem to be shared by President Obama or his allies on Capitol Hill. Democrats see the sky-high cost of petrol as a way to force other people to get around by public transportation and electric cars. Thankfully, they don't have the support to get away with it. Published March 29, 2012

Rep. Paul D. Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, touts his 2012 federal budget during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

MILLER: The five-year budget itch

The House will vote Thursday on a spending blueprint for 2013. Members will choose from among five options this week, but only House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's plan has enough support to pass. Still, the House GOP's conservative wing wants to educate the public about fiscal responsibility by debating their second "Cut, Cap and Balance" plan. Published March 28, 2012

Sitting on the U.S. Supreme Court are (clockwise from upper left) Associate Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen G. Breyer, Samuel A. Alito Jr., Elena Kagan, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Anthony M. Kennedy; Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.; and Associate Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

MILLER: Supreme Court TV cancelled

The Supreme Court on Wednesday will wrap up its third day of oral arguments on the constitutionality of Obamacare. Only a relative handful will have the privilege of witnessing this historic debate, as the high court refuses to allow its proceedings to be broadcast on television. Published March 27, 2012

Illustration: Obamacare by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

MILLER: Obamacare's hefty tax bill

President Obama promised to make health care more affordable, but instead he's done the opposite. The White House and congressional Democrats slipped 20 new taxes into the Obamacare legislation to raise $500 billion to help pay for the new entitlement's $2.6 trillion cost. It's now up to the Supreme Court to provide relief. Published March 23, 2012

Illustration by Donna Grethen

MILLER: Avoiding taxmageddon

Americans have less than a month to sort through the complicated tax code to file on time. The annual scramble to find receipts for deductions and forms for credits is a monumental waste of time and money. This pain will soon deepen, as everyone's taxes are set to go up at the end of the year - unless House Republicans succeed in reforming the system. Published March 22, 2012

Rep. Paul D. Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, has proposed cutting $6.2 trillion in government spending over the next decade as a start to dealing with the national debt. The plan relies on repealing the year-old health care law and deep cuts in Medicaid. (AP Photo)

MILLER: Paul Ryan's window of opportunity

Nobody spends borrowed money faster than Washington. Lawmakers blew through $232 billion in February alone, spending their most recent $1.2 trillion loan at breakneck speed. House Speaker John A. Boehner insisted last summer on making dollar-for-dollar cuts in return for increasing the federal government's borrowing limit, but, so far, not a buck has been matched in actual deficit reduction. Mr. Boehner's push for fiscal responsibility took center stage as the House began its work Wednesday on the 2013 budget. Published March 21, 2012

** FILE ** In this June 1, 2011, file photo, House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., listens outside the White House in Washington. It might be time for another midnight ride by Paul Revere, this time warning "the creditors are coming." (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

MILLER: If conservatives ran Washington

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan returned to the stage on Tuesday to call for more entitlement reform, spending restraint and lower tax rates. It's a message this country needs to hear. Assured of support from all the Republican presidential candidates, his budget is essentially the party's platform as it seeks to retake control of the White House and Senate in November. Published March 20, 2012

President Barack Obama walks across Pennsylvania Avenue from Blair House to the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, after visiting a holiday party. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)


Single women put Barack Obama in the White House. Their overwhelming vote in 2008 proved decisive, but the failed economy has put that support in jeopardy. President Obama and his allies on Capitol Hill have created the false narrative that Republicans are waging a war against women to win back the single, white females who have turned against Mr. Obama in droves. Published March 19, 2012

Illustration by M. Ryder

MILLER: Dare to Mediscare

The conventional wisdom in Washington is that nothing significant will be done until after the November election. As the country racks up debt at a pace faster than ever in history, a few lawmakers refuse to just sit back, avoiding controversy. They want to tackle the biggest driver of red ink, Medicare, and do it this year. Published March 15, 2012