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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

Emily Miller interviews Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell on the CPAC cruise in Juneau.

MILLER: Alaska's regulatory stranglehold

Gov. Sean Parnell just wants Washington to leave Alaska alone. The Frontier State's North Slope currently satisfies 11 percent of the nation's daily thirst for oil. The Republican governor thinks that percentage should be higher, but the Obama administration is stopping him from doing what needs to be done for America's energy security. Published August 31, 2011

Sand dune lizard

MILLER: A reptile messes with Texas

A five-inch reptile has enough power in its tiny claws to hurl thousands of Americans into unemployment lines. It shows how the greenie Obama administration places a higher value on sand-dune lizards than it does on domestic energy production and jobs. Published August 25, 2011

In this file photo, the Rev. Al Sharpton, now the host of MSNBC's "PoliticsNation" rallies with hundreds of demonstrators outside the New York Post headquarters in New York. (Getty Images)

MILLER: MSNBC banks on Al Sharpton

MSNBC is looking to please its friends at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. The No. 3 cable-news network announced Tuesday that it would give rabble-rouser Al Sharpton the 6 p.m. show, "PoliticsNation." That time slot opened in July when former host Cenk Uygur stormed out over being told by MSNBC President Phil Griffin that "people in Washington" were concerned with his tone. As Mr. Uygur told CNN's Howard Kurtz, "They're concerned that we're too aggressive against Democrats." Published August 24, 2011

Illustration by M. Ryder

MILLER: Obama's immigration shake-up

President Obama is using his executive authority to grant backdoor amnesty to millions of illegal aliens. In a letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that the administration's immigration-enforcement efforts would ignore "low-priority cases." That means most criminal aliens can stay, and only convicted felons will get the boot. Published August 23, 2011

President Obama waves as he exits Air Force One at the Cape Cod Coast Guard Station in Bourne, Mass., on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, on his way to Martha's Vineyard. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

MILLER: The partier in chief

President Obama is chilling out at the beach while the country's economic engine is headed for a deep freeze. Those lucky enough to have a job will slug it out at work Monday while Mr. Obama parties with the rich and powerful. Published August 19, 2011

Phil Hart (left) and Clinton Jennings walk the picket line on Aug. 8, 2011, during the Communication Workers of America strike outside Verizon on Leesville Road in Lynchburg, Va. (Associated Press/The News & Advance)

MILLER: Get back to work

Union members are so mad at their employer, Verizon, that they've been on strike for nearly two weeks. Wireline division employees, who are paid up to $91,000 a year with overtime and $50,000 a year in benefits, are irate at being asked to contribute a nominal sum toward their own health insurance coverage. Published August 17, 2011

Texas Gov. Rick Perry

MILLER: Primetime for Perry

Rick Perry's entrance into the presidential race is a game-changer. In just two days, the Texas governor leapt ahead of frontrunner Mitt Romney by double digits. The former Massachusetts governor still has important backing from the Republican establishment, which makes him a formidable candidate, but his task became more difficult the second Mr. Perry threw his 10-gallon hat into the ring. Published August 16, 2011

President Barack Obama waves before boarding his bus  after having lunch and greeting people at The Old Market Deli, Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, in Cannon Falls, Minn., during his three-day economic bus tour. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

MILLER: Obama's Bus Force One

President Obama wants us to believe that his bus tour of three battleground states is an attempt to get to know Americans better. No one is falling for it. The commander in chief kicked off his roadshow in Rep. Michele Bachmann's home state of Minnesota on Monday. He'll follow up with a visit in Iowa right after the GOP straw poll and a final stop in Illinois. The three-day excursion sounds a whole lot like a campaign swing through key 2012 states, but federal taxpayers - not the Obama campaign - are picking up the tab. Published August 15, 2011

** FILE ** The U.S. Capitol (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

MILLER: The transparency cure

The debt-ceiling agreement brokered behind closed doors by President Obama and congressional leadership was a failure in every respect. It neither soothed the markets nor produced a dime in actual spending cuts. The stock markets plunged and the United States suffered a humiliating downgrade - the very fate this deal was supposed to avoid. The new Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction needs to do better. Published August 12, 2011

Rep. Jack Kingston, Georgia Republican

MILLER: No time for recess

August recess is the sacrosanct break in the congressional schedule that allows members to spend time with their constituents and take a vacation - whether deserved or not. With the downgrade in the U.S. credit rating and the stock market in turmoil, some rank-and-file members think it makes sense to break with tradition and bring Congress back. Published August 11, 2011

Michele Bachmann

MILLER: Beating up on Bachmann

The left's phobia of Rep. Michele Bachmann must be contagious. Anticipating a strong showing for the Republican presidential candidate in Saturday's Ames, Iowa, straw poll, Newsweek magazine printed a profile so nasty that the story ought to be judged by its cover. Published August 10, 2011

Sen. Ron Johnson, Wisconsin Republican (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

MILLER: Red-tape timeout

President Obama stubbornly clings to the idea that adding government regulations will help the economy. Even the dire economic conditions won't get in the way of his ideology. On Tuesday, Mr. Obama dictated a suite of brand-new mandates for trucks and buses that will send shipping costs through the roof. Any day now, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to release new ozone rules that could cost the economy $1 trillion and destroy 7.3 million jobs, according to an estimate by the Manufacturers Alliance. Published August 9, 2011

Mr. Obama is welcomed by singer Jennifer Hudson and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel at a Chicago fundraiser Wednesday. One Republican critic said of the president: "The first job Obama is interested in saving is his own." (Associated Press)

MILLER: Obama parties, economy tanks

For his 50th birthday, President Obama danced barefoot in the Rose Garden with a group of friends on Thursday. The stock market had just closed at a two-year low, so the posh White House shindig was kept off the schedule. No photographers were allowed to capture images of celebrities and wealthy Democratic Party leaders living it up while the economy sinks just outside double-dip territory. Published August 5, 2011

**FILE** Rep. Jeff Landry (left), Louisiana Republican, talks with an aide outside of the Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill on July 29, 2011. (Associated Press)

MILLER: Tea Party blocks Obama appointees

Anti-business liberals aren't going to sneak their way into powerful administration positions this summer. Recess appoinments are a traditional method used by the White House - under both parties - to fill government slots without Senate confirmation. Published August 4, 2011

Rep. David Wu

MILLER: David Wu must go

It's time for the Oregon representative best known for sending around bizarre photos of himself in a tiger costume to go. Rep. David Wu promised to resign from Congress after accusations emerged that he sexually assaulted a teenager. He ought not to collect another dime from taxpayers. Published August 3, 2011

Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, California Republican

MILLER: Debt deal encircles Pentagon

The ink wasn't dry on the debt-ceiling law on Tuesday before President Obama began plotting his strategy to slash the military budget. A White House statement proudly acknowledged the deal would gut $350 billion from the already stretched armed services, and Democrats expect the new congressional joint committee to make deeper cuts in the months ahead. Published August 2, 2011

President Obama talks about the ongoing budget ceiling negotiations on July 29, 2011, at the White House. (Associated Press)

MILLER: Obama's grand slam

President Obama wanted three things from the debt-ceiling fight: trillions in new borrowing authority, status quo on spending and no more drama before his shot at re-election. He got everything. Published August 1, 2011

Image: McDonald's Corp.

MILLER: Honey, I shrunk the Happy Meal

For 32 years, kids have enjoyed the "Happy Meal" from McDonald's. Parents would often trade these toy-stocked box meals for a night off cooking or the promise of good behavior on a long car ride. That could change as Big Brother seeks to solve the supposed childhood obesity epidemic by dictating how food should be made and marketed to anyone under the age of 17. Published July 29, 2011

** FILE ** Rep. Mike Pence, Indiana Republican, stresses the importance of state fiscal responsibility. (Michael Connor/The Washington Times)

MILLER: Economy in the balance

House Speaker John A. Boehner scheduled a vote on the one bill that would take the nation off the path to certain bankruptcy. In exchange for some GOP votes on his debt-ceiling deal, Mr. Boehner set a possible Friday vote on the Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA). Democrats ought to put partisanship aside and embrace this fiscally responsible measure. Published July 28, 2011

Illustration: Republican change needed by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

MILLER: Conservatives jump ship

Congressional conservatives are unhappy with proposed debt-ceiling plans that do little to stem the flow of federal red ink. On Tuesday, they proposed their own solution for reassuring the markets and public that essential services will be covered in the event the government's borrowing authority is not increased by Aug. 2. So far, President Obama has seen no reason to make any real attempts at cutting spending. Published July 26, 2011