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The chicken and egg conundrum: Has political polarization killed compassion or did the lack of compassion drive polarization? Our country has not seen such vicious divisions since the decade running up the Civil War in 1860.

I just returned from a trip to Tucson.

I just returned from a trip to Tucson.

A couple of days after my return to the North to celebrate Thanksgiving, I stopped off at a local tavern to greet some friends I hadn’t seen since the summer.

A couple of days after my return to the North to celebrate Thanksgiving, I stopped off at a local tavern to greet some friends I hadn’t seen since the summer.

As one peels away the layers of time, we discover some of the most interesting events hidden close to the surface, waiting for us to rediscover them.

As one peels away the layers of time, we discover some of the most interesting events hidden close to the surface, waiting for us to rediscover them.

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Greek-American Stories: Holiday Hints

George told the others sitting around the table that Sunday at Dixon’s about Areti telephoning his wife to ask if she got an invitation for Thanksgiving Day at Dimos’ diner.

George told the others sitting around the table that Sunday at Dixon’s about Areti telephoning his wife to ask if she got an invitation for Thanksgiving Day at Dimos’ diner.

Letter from Athens: Inquisition: Spain’s Turkish Arms Deal Betrays Greece

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez can try to spin his country’s agreement to sell weapons to Turkey and a possible defense agreement any way he wants, but it’s still a betrayal of the European Union and Greece.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez can try to spin his country’s agreement to sell weapons to Turkey and a possible defense agreement any way he wants, but it’s still a betrayal of the European Union and Greece.

Historical Observations: General Trikoupis as a POW in Asia Minor

This article is based on old Greek newspapers published in Athens in 1923.

This article is based on old Greek newspapers published in Athens in 1923.
Another Thanksgiving Day has arrived.

I’ll Stick to My Dusty Copy of  the Rolling Stones’ Tattoo You and Be Done with It  

Once upon a time, machismo was expressed through a display of tattoos.

Once upon a time, machismo was expressed through a display of tattoos.

This Week in History: November 26th to December 2nd

NOVEMBER 26TH: On this day in 1955, a conflict emergency crisis – later named the Cyprus Emergency – was proclaimed in Cyprus.

NOVEMBER 26TH: On this day in 1955, a conflict emergency crisis – later named the Cyprus Emergency – was proclaimed in Cyprus.

An Unorthodox Game of Thrones: How Hack Journalists are Harming the Phanar and Hellenism

This past October marked Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew’s 30th anniversary at the helm of Orthodoxy’s senior see in Constantinople, making him one of the longest tenured patriarchs in the history of the Church, but also one of the longest-serving contemporary religious leaders worldwide.

This past October marked Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew’s 30th anniversary at the helm of Orthodoxy’s senior see in Constantinople, making him one of the longest tenured patriarchs in the history of the Church, but also one of the longest-serving contemporary religious leaders worldwide.

41 Years and 41 Months: and Justice for All

Forty-one years ago, on December 8, 1980 to be exact, the world was robbed of one of the most influential musicians of the second half of the 20th century: John Lennon.

Forty-one years ago, on December 8, 1980 to be exact, the world was robbed of one of the most influential musicians of the second half of the 20th century: John Lennon.

Greek-American Stories: Gone But Not Forgotten

When Kipreos entered Dixon’s that Sunday, he looked cheerless, and the others were quick to notice.

When Kipreos entered Dixon’s that Sunday, he looked cheerless, and the others were quick to notice.

Letter from Athens: Why Greek Food is Better Than Italian – It’s Simple

First, my late father made the world’s best spanakopita, an issue which sets off raging debate between challengers who think theirs is better than anyone else’s, so maybe we need a Cook-Off to settle it in the Diaspora.

First, my late father made the world’s best spanakopita, an issue which sets off raging debate between challengers who think theirs is better than anyone else’s, so maybe we need a Cook-Off to settle it in the Diaspora.

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