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Common Sense School Reform

Frederick Hess, Beacon Hill Institute – June, 2004 (Guest Columnist)   A Measure of the Need for Reform America’s schools are in a state of crisis. Few of our schools are…

Fight Terrorists in Iraq — On Our Terms OR In America — On Their Terms

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL   June, 2004 Too often we get immersed in details and lose sight of the big picture. The case for going to war in Iraq was (and continues…

Wheels of Justice or Wheels of Hate?

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL May, 2004    “Wheels of Justice” is an organization made up of individuals who disguise themselves as an advocates of “peace” and love for all. They were…

Education Myths Debunked by Real Life Examples

PAYING ATTENTION WITH TOM DUGGAN   By: Tom Duggan – May, 2004 Recent headlines in Merrimack Valley newspapers have proven that the sacred cow ideologies of public education espoused by…

Torture at the Hands of the IRS

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL   April, 2004 While working on your Federal tax returns you may come across the following general rule taken verbatim from Title 26, Subtitle A, Chapter 1,…

Paying Attention! with Tom Duggan

Lawrence School Committee is All Talk, No Action Tom Duggan (April, 2004) Last month The Valley Patriot exposed an exclusive news story about former (and one current) Lawrence School Committee…

Marcos Devers Has it Right More Speech is Always Better – Paying Attention! with Tom Duggan

Marcos Devers Has it Right More Speech is Always Better – Paying Attention! with Tom Duggan

  March, 2004 When Lawrence City Councilor Marcos Devers was council president (2001-2003) there were no limits on discussion. Members of the public and fellow councilors had no limit on…

The Valley Patriot Edition #1, March 2004

The Valley Patriot Edition #1, March 2004

  CLICK TO VIEW IN OUR TURN PAGE VIEWER CLICK TO DOWNLOAD PDF                 Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The…

Let the Market Dictate Insurance Rates

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL   March, 2004  Mayor Sullivan wants the legislature to modify the formula for auto insurance rates. The solution lies not in tinkering with government regulations, but in…

Specious Education (a.k.a. Special Education) – Thinking Outside the Box

Specious Education (a.k.a. Special Education) – Thinking Outside the Box

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX   By: Dr. Charles Ormsby – January, 2004 Specious: Adj. 1. Seemingly fair, attractive, sound or true, but actually not so. While “Specious” may not describe…

Outgoing President, Devers Says Council Drove Last Two Years

Outgoing President, Devers Says Council Drove Last Two Years

(on Loan from Tom Duggan’s Private Archive)   Text of Marcos Devers’ Speech 01/02/2004  Good evening:  Mr. Mayor, City Councilors, current and past authorities, ladies and gentlemen. Tonight we are saying…

Liberty, A Lost Concept – Thinking Outside the Box

Liberty, A Lost Concept – Thinking Outside the Box

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX   By: Dr. Charles Ormsby, December, 2003 “No legal plunder: This is the principle of justice, peace, order, stability, harmony, and logic.” — Frederic Bastiat, The…

Move Afoot to Unseat Devers As Lawrence Council President

Move Afoot to Unseat Devers As Lawrence Council President

  By: Tom Duggan  –  November 18, 2003 (on Loan from Tom Duggan’s Private Records – Published originally on tommyduggan.com) According to some current and soon-to-be City Councilors there is a…

Why the Left Hates America

Why the Left Hates America

Why do they Hate you so much Mr. President?    By: Tom Duggan This column was originally posted on tommyduggan.com in November of 2003.  Yesterday, a reporter asked President Bush…

Resolving Common Education Policy Issues Through Increased Choice

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX   By: Chuck Ormsby – November, 2003  Society is constantly faced with vexing questions related to public education policies. Should we institute a common uniform for…