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Entries by Diane Francis from 07/2008

Freddie and Fannie: Republican victims

| Posted 07.15.2008 | Business

The announcement on Sunday that the Fed and U.S. Treasury will backstop these two financial intermediaries is an entirely predictable, latter-day outcome as a result of cowboy capitalism.

McCain's Energy Ignorance

| Posted 07.24.2008 | Green

John McCain foolishly credited the recent $10-a-barrel drop in the price of oil to President Bush's lifting of the offshore drill ban. What's he going to do when prices nudge or jump upwards again?

McCain's Cynical Marketing Is a Danger

| Posted 07.31.2008 | Politics

McCain has begun to seriously play up the enormous age gap between the two candidates. The latest salvo is a TV spot comparing Britney and Paris to Obama: a bulls-eye for Republicans.