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Entries by Diane Francis from 08/2011

The Tea Party Deadbeats

| Posted 08.01.2011 | Canada Business

One popular Tea Party spokesman is Joe Walsh of Chicago, who is a deadbeat dad according to a lawsuit filed by his ex-wife for $117,343 in unpaid chil...

Did Obama Bell the Cat?

| Posted 08.08.2011 | Business

Mister President Cool may have belled the cat by insisting on an automatic trigger to slash spending in two sacred cows -- Medicare and defense equally -- if $1.5 billion worth of deficit cuts aren't made by Congress in November.

Market Manipulation Amid the Mayhem

| Posted 08.15.2011 | Business

It's been a week of thuggery on London streets, Syria's cities and on stock markets.