Posts by Paul Theroux
California’s Regulations Against Affordable Housing


California has more homeless people than any other state, with large homeless tent camps occupying the sidewalks of many of its streets. California also has the second most expensive housing of all states, lagging only behind Hawaii. Writing at the Washington Examiner, Timothy P. Carney wonders to what extent the state government’s regulatory environment…
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Adrift Testifies to the Strength of the Human Spirit


The intensity ratchets up somewhat late in the survival movie Adrift, a largely true account of 24-year-old Tami Oldham’s 41 harrowing days stranded at sea. The magnitude of Oldham’s (now Tami Oldham Ashcraft’s) accomplishment is a testimony to the strength of the human spirit when facing seemingly impossible odds. This story is told well…
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Tim Draper: Venture Capitalist, Venture Philanthropist, and Poet


We’ve long been admirers of Tim Draper—in fact, we think so highly of him we presented him with the Alexis de Tocqueville Award at our Gala for the Future of Liberty two years ago. Tim is a champion of improved educational choices for children, is always searching for ways to use new technologies to…
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Religious Objection Not the Only Problem With Obamacare Contraception Mandate


A debate in the media is currently swirling around the objection of Catholic and other religious institutions to a new requirement to pay for insurance plans that cover contraception for their employees. However, this narrow focus has obscured the larger problem of government insurance mandates in general. One of the primary justifications for the…
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A Few Questions for President Obama


President Obama is scheduled to be interviewed by Fox News’ Bret Baier on Wednesday. I would really love to seem him confronted with a few tough questions like these: Your administration has pointed to recent insurance premium rate increases in California to make the case for the health care bill. Many pieces of the…
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