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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…

Lawrence Forces Injured Officers to Sue For Disability Benefits Due Them

Just Who or What is Meditrol Inc.?   By: Tom Duggan (originally published in 2003, tommyduggan.com)  The only people who seem to care about the answer to that question are…

Israel Reyes Accepts Campaign Benefits from Developers he Lobbied for as a Member of the Planning Board

Israel Reyes Accepts Campaign Benefits from Developers he Lobbied for as a Member of the Planning Board

Of Our Expose on Planning Board Member Israel Reyes Part 11 PAYING ATTENTION! WITH TOM DUGGAN   Before there was a Valley Patriot (established in 2004) there was tommyduggan.com, a blog…

Israel Reyes Lobbied Planning Board for Contributors

Israel Reyes Lobbied Planning Board for Contributors

Planning Board Member is Already Fleecing the System Part 1 Originally published on tommyduggan.com (10-10-03)   PAYING ATTENTION! WITH TOM DUGGAN   Before there was a Valley Patriot (established in 2004)…

North Andover School Committee, Six Months Later

North Andover School Committee, Six Months Later

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX By: Dr. Charles Ormsby – October 2003 Having been portrayed as the Slash and Burn Candidate for School Committee, I’m happy to report that, after six…

How to Debunk a Socialist with a Few Easy Questions … Or … What I learned at Bread and Roses

How to Debunk a Socialist with a Few Easy Questions … Or … What I learned at Bread and Roses

Originally published on Tommyduggan.com, 09/09/03 Socialists, Communists, Marxists and other liberty hating ideologues were out in full force at Lawrence’s Bread and Roses festival again this year. It is a…

Council to Hear from Public on Voter ID

Council to Hear from Public on Voter ID

  By: Tom Duggan (originally published on tommyduggan.com 05/19/03) The Lawrence City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday night on a proposal to require all Lawrence residents to show…

Slight of Hand With Taxpayer’s Property: Exactly Where Are Those City Computers Going?

PAYING ATTENTION! WITH TOM DUGGAN Originally published on tommyduggan.com (3-3-02)      Before there was a Valley Patriot (established in 2004) there was tommyduggan.com, a blog before there were blogs, a…

Voter ID Will Ensure Fair Elections

Voter ID Will Ensure Fair Elections

By: Tom Duggan – January 2002 Originally published in Rumbo Lawrence Mayor Mike Sullivan has always said that he believes voters should show identification before casting their ballot. As Interim…