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Mary L. G. Theroux
Mary L. G. Theroux is Senior Vice President of The Independent Institute. Having received her A.B. in economics from Stanford University, Ms. Theroux is Managing Director of Lightning Ventures, L.P., a San Francisco Bay Area investment firm, and Vice President of the C.S. Lewis Society of California. She is Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Alameda County Salvation Army; former Chairman and current member of the San Francisco Salvation Army Advisory Board, and also serves on the National Advisory Board of The Salvation Army.

Having been a director of nine corporations and three foundations, Mary was also Chairman of Garvey International, Inc., and Co-founder and President of San Francisco Grocery Express. She has been a guest on Fox News with Andrew Napolitano and articles on Ms. Theroux have appeared in Business Week, Forbes, Savvy, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and other publications.

Entries by Mary L. G. Theroux

Voyage of the Damned War on Drugs

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 8:20 AM

Nancy Pelosi called for Americans to deal with Central American children seeking refuge from the violence of their countries as a humanitarian crisis, citing the Conference of Catholics Bishops' characterization of the infant Jesus's flight to Egypt during King Herod's horrific "slaughter of the innocents" (his order that all male...

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Obama: Fool Me Thrice, Shame on Whom?

(10) Comments | Posted August 14, 2013 | 8:27 AM

The irony of President Obama's claim on Friday that Edward Snowden "triggered a much more rapid and passionate response" than the president had already planned to undertake in reforming American intelligence-gathering practices, is that Mr. Snowden has said that he was largely motivated to make his...

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Snowden Is Not the Story

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2013 | 6:05 PM

In 1972, a lone junior reporter met with his deep background, anonymous source in a Washington, D.C. garage under the cover of night. "Deep Throat" told Bob Woodward the full extent of the Watergate conspiracy that Woodward and partner Carl Bernstein had overcome seemingly insurmountable odds to reveal. As depicted...

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Women in Combat: Women's Lib at Last?

(7) Comments | Posted January 30, 2013 | 8:12 AM

Michael Moore has characterized the movie Zero Dark Thirty, directed by Academy-award winner Kathryn Bigelow, as a "21st century chick flick." Oh, absolutely: a movie whose heroine is a CIA operative put in charge of the enhanced interrogation of War on Terror detainees (also known as torture to...

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A Mandate -- For What?

(83) Comments | Posted November 15, 2012 | 4:17 PM

President Obama claimed on Friday that his re-election gave him a mandate to increase taxes on those earning more than $250,000 a year because "the majority of Americans agree with my approach."

But how can he know?

The presidential election covers, after all, a whole range of issues...

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"Your First Time"

(51) Comments | Posted October 31, 2012 | 10:46 AM

Are only "archconservatives" with "no sense of humor" insulted by the new "Your First Time" video for President Obama -- or ought every thinking woman (and man) be outraged to watch this young woman of privilege playing at politics?

Is this the legacy of the women who fought...

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Clint Has a Point

(7) Comments | Posted September 11, 2012 | 7:06 PM

Now that the big party conventions are finally over, surely the high point of both was Clint Eastwood's talk, in terms of pure refreshment value alone. In the midst of two of the most highly choreographed dog-and-pony shows, with every speech honed to within an inch of its...

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No Job Growth Under 'Regime Uncertainty'

(91) Comments | Posted August 27, 2012 | 1:49 PM

As we near the end of August and prepare for Labor Day weekend, the latest in depressing unemployment news indicates that jobless rates rose in 44 U.S. states in July -- "the most states to show a monthly increase in more than three years and a reflection...

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War on Women?

(30) Comments | Posted August 13, 2012 | 11:12 AM

The contraception mandate provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (or "Obamacare") went into effect this month with little fanfare, and will likely continue to receive little attention for some time, as the grandfathering of existing policies, as well as various exemptions from its provisions, make it far...

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Emergency Powers Spell Corrosion of Liberty and Safety

(5) Comments | Posted July 25, 2012 | 6:32 PM

Last week there was a great deal of outraged reaction to the news that President Obama quietly signed Executive Order 13618, which provides the Department of Homeland Security with emergency powers over civilian telecommunications, including private telephone, cellular, and wireless networks. Defenders of the Order point out that...

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