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Islam and the Cultural Left, Strange Bedfellows

Islam and the Cultural Left, Strange Bedfellows

  By: Paul Murano – September, 2010 Why people think the way they do is fascinating. Who would have thought the issue of an Islamic cultural center being built near…

Royal House of Pizza and Roast Beef in Methuen

Royal House of Pizza and Roast Beef in Methuen

  By: Barry Erickson – September, 2010 Did someone tell you to try Royal Roast Beef at 464 Lowell St Rt. 110 in Methuen? Did they said, “It was good.”…

The Heartbeat of the Valley

The Heartbeat of the Valley

  By: Paul Murano – August, 2010 When I moved back home from Tampa in the early 1990’s I gathered together a young adult group from St. Margaret’s in Burlington…

Gay Writers of the Valley

Ye Gay Old Valley   By: Dani Langiven, Lesbian Columnist – August, 2010 I thought I’d step away from my political ranting and introduce you to two members of the…

Opposing the Death Penalty

Opposing the Death Penalty

By: Paul Murano The terms capital punishment and decapitate come from the same Latin word for regarding the head. Although the death penalty was often the removal of one’s head,…

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Ye Gay Old Valley    By: Dani Langevin, Lesbian Columnist – July, 2010 Last March, in Boulder, Colorado, two grade school girls were kicked out of Sacred Heart of Jesus…

The New Fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil

The New Fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil

  By: Paul Murano – Jun, 2010 Last month marked one of the darkest days in human history. Most people will not recognize it as such, for it has very…

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Valley Patriot Lesbian Columnist By: Dani Langevin – June, 2010 In the 4th century BC the Thebian commander, Gorgidas, hand picked 150 homosexual couples from his army to make up…

My Fellow Talking Animals

My Fellow Talking Animals

  By: Paul Murano – May, 2010 My Fellow Talking Animals . . . I am increasingly confronted with signs that remind me we have crossed the Rubicon, the threshold…

We support south Park… Horrified by Comedy Central Censorship

We support south Park… Horrified by Comedy Central Censorship

Will our president protect our rights here at home? VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL – MAY, 2010   Last month, Muslim terrorists headquartered in New York City made death threats against the…

I was Just Thinking

I was Just Thinking

   By: Paul Murano – April, 2010 …When exactly did the era of the store clerk asking if we want a bag begin? …Don’t we have enough choices in life…

Are we out of the Woods yet?

Are we out of the Woods yet?

  By: Paul Murano – March, 2010 There have been two opposite reactions in the aftermath of Tiger Woods’ public apology, and each is an inappropriate extreme. One illustrates the…

Get your Sex on!

Get your Sex on!

Stay At Home Dads By: Pete Baylies – February, 2010   Another source of tension for at-home dads and their working partners is lack of intimacy. While you may have…

The Holidays in North Andover, Massachusetts

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL   December, 2009 One of the reasons the entire Valley Patriot editorial board loves living in North Andover is because the town has never bowed down to…

The holiday controversy in North Andover

The holiday controversy in North Andover

 An eight day Menorah, a one day Menorah, no Menrorah…. The Merry Christmas sign is up, the Merry Christmas sign in down, ……wait it’s back up again… what happened to…