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Name Transportation Center for Fallen Firefighter

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL August, 2004 A brand new, multi-million dollar transportation center has broken ground in the City of Lawrence near the North Andover line.  That’s the good news. The…

Willie Lantigua Crying Racism AGAIN!

Willie Lantigua Crying Racism AGAIN!

PAYING ATTENTION! WITH TOM DUGGAN     By: Tom Duggan -August, 2005 What do you do when you are a State Representative and a campaign contributor violates his liquor license…

Hanna’s Education Corner – An Interview with Lawrence School Superintendent Wilfredo Laboy

Hanna’s Education Corner – An Interview with Lawrence School Superintendent Wilfredo Laboy

By: Hanna, Age 10 – October, 2004 What is the difference between a teacher, a principal and a superintendent? Teachers work most directly with the students in the classroom. Principals…

Be Selfish, Please!! – Thinking Outside the Box with Dr. Charles Ormsby

Be Selfish, Please!! – Thinking Outside the Box with Dr. Charles Ormsby

By: Dr. Charles Ormsby – August, 2004 Last month we discussed (The Valley Patriot, July 2004, Page 3, Freedom’s Laboratory) how free societies, by respecting the rights of property owners…

The Middle East Conundrum – A Response to Blaming Israel

By: C. Zelman and Ethel Kamien – August, 2004 This column was prompted by a letter written by Mr. Andy Beresford, which appeared in the Letters to the Editor column…

UN Confirms: WMDs Smuggled Out of Iraq

By: Rod D. Martin – August, 2004  In a report which might alternately be termed “stunning” or “terrifying”, United Nations weapons inspectors confirmed last week not merely that Saddam Hussein had…

Senator Kerry: Why Not a $20/HourMinimum Wage?

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL   July, 2004  Let’s start out with where we agree: We would all like everyone’s wages (in real terms) and standard of living to be higher. The…

Diane Huster Comes Unhinged!

Diane Huster Comes Unhinged!

Some People Never Learn PAYING ATTENTION WITH TOM DUGGAN   By: Tom Duggan – July, 2004 Former North Andover School Committeeman Diane Huster still doesn’t get it. After being thrown…

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…