The New York Times article when Congressman Ackerman had to resign from the House Ethics Committee (July 1992)

In case people in our district missed it, here’s the text of the New York Times article by Lindsey Gruson, dated July 29, 1992, when Congressman Ackerman had to resign from the House Ethics Committee in the midst of charges by his fellow Congressman that Ackerman leaked information from the Committee’s investigation to harm political rivals.   The article also [...]

Comments & Suggestions on the Sub-Prime Mess and Our Economy (Aug. 2008)

by Elizabeth Berney, Esq. Long-term loan industry reforms:   Responsible lending and responsible borrowing are both essential in the future.  We need to make sure that pressure tactics on banks by groups such as Acorn to make unaffordable loans do not recur in the future, and to encourage personal responsibility and education (discussed below).  Improper lending practices, whether [...]

Stork Logic (Aug. 2008)

  by Elizabeth Berney, Esq. I grew up in a more innocent age.  The airwaves were clogged with ads for Barbie Dolls and Alka Seltzer instead of Viagra and anti-psychotics, and every kid on the block ran outside after dinner for a neighborhood game of kickball or SPUD, instead of sitting in front of a [...]