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A Citizen’s Guide to Greece 2015

 
 

 
 

Nextdoor: a Facebook for your neighborhood

Alexia Tsotsis has written an engaging review in TechCrunch of the neighborhood social media service Nextdoor. The platform is a de facto neighborhood support group among subscribers. Nextdoor now serves some 10,000 neighborhoo...
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Afghanistan on the Aegean?

By Alexis Papahelas It won’t be long before the relationship between Greece and the troika starts resembling that of the United States with Afghanistan. The efficient Americans entered that historical and complex country and ...
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Available since this morning! Monopoly money for Europe!

By Maria Kalogeroudi This is the new 5 euro bill. The old one is still acceptable and can be used for trade. We still do not know when it will be considered invalid, but announcements will be made. Includes new and more amplifi...
 

 
 

What They’re Saying About Us Now: July 16 Edition

Americans look at the crisis in Europe and think they see “an underdeveloped version of the American polity,” that if European leaders only acted more like us, everything would be solved.  This article by Russell A...
 
 
 

Public Service 101

By Lydia Richards. Nailing down a definition of public and humanitarian service is difficult. It is one of those tricky phrases that means something different depending on the context in which it is examined. I think it is impo...
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Greek tech

By Alexander Besant The office of Greek app-maker Taxibeat is located in a modern building, surrounded by shuttered shops and streets with cracked pavement, in the upscale Kolonaki neighborhood in Athens. The contrast between t...
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Now comes the hard part

It was in the wee hours between November 4-5, 2008. The news was filtering in that Barack Obama had defeated John McCain in the US Presidential election. If you were a Republican, and had experienced George W. Bush’s hist...
 
 
 

Open the doors/where are the people?

By David Wisner Growing up my friends and I used to play a small game with our hands. We would start with our hands clasped, thumbs aligned, index fingers erect. “Here is the church/here is the steeple/open the doors/wher...
 
 
 

Public service: commitment and payback

By Brian Newby I’m blessed to be in a job that truly feels like it matches against my skills. There are many facets to overseeing elections, from public relations to candidate relations, from high-tech to situations that ...
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Women and politics: new rules

Joan Walsh, commenting in Salon on Hillary Clinton’s Senate hearing today notes that “Clinton stood up to the raging bulls with grace and fire of her own… After [which] she was lectured and hectored by guys wh...
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