Belgian Awful

Belgian Awful

The ISIS supporters who attacked Brussels killed more than 30 people and injured hundreds more. Bombings at the city’s airport and a subway station blew up the notion that measures taken after the Paris siege were keeping Europe safe. The scariest part of this story...
Greece’s Crisis Is More Twisted Than Ever

Greece’s Crisis Is More Twisted Than Ever

In case you missed it, Greece is in for more turmoil. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras recently resigned and called for new elections as his party struggles with internal dissent. It’s the latest installment in Greece’s ongoing battle against harsh debt...
Blood from a Stone

Blood from a Stone

Like many other proud Greek-Americans, I’ve visited the country of my ancestors many times over the years. I even lived in Athens for two years while working for the U.S. government. I recently returned to Athens for a week to help the Greek government draft a new...
Smashing the Austerity Idols

Smashing the Austerity Idols

I’d like to apologize to the people of Greece. I’ve been pretty hard on them over the years. I’ve made fun of their freewheeling spendthrift habits, their unwillingness to pay their taxes, and their early retirement ethos. When they were given membership in the Euro...
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