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...
Why Won’t Greece Take a Deal?

Why Won’t Greece Take a Deal?

Greece is in dire straits. As a Greek American, it hurts to watch. Without emergency loans from its European partners, Greece will default on its debts and likely be forced out of the Eurozone. That means tougher times ahead for Greece, Europe, and international...
The IMF’s Assault on Women

The IMF’s Assault on Women

A grand jury has indicted Dominique Strauss-Kahn on seven counts, including the attempted rape of a Manhattan hotel worker. Following his alleged attack on the Guinean immigrant as she tried to clean up his $3,000-per-night Manhattan hotel suite, the Frenchman’s...
Some Good News, at Last

Some Good News, at Last

There’s been a lot of bad news lately — wars, revolutions, earthquakes, floods, famines. It’s getting so you need a drink before you’re ready to face the evening news. Which is why when something cheerful happens, I take time to savor it. Like, for...
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