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Spare us the wisecracks

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From the moment that public money is being spent, there should be oversight and the government has a duty to publish all of the facts.

When Democracy Is Priced Out Of Politics

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There is a huge elephant in the middle of the room and on the face of democratic process. It is the 6,3 billion dollars in 2012 congressional and presidential election costs in US alone.

The trial of Andreas G.

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The fact that the Supreme Court accepted Dimitriou’s appeal suggests that her explanatory report contained a specific number for the 2009 deficit.

Sick man’s bed rocked by earthquake

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Greece has the misfortune of having the most inadequate leadership possible for such a juncture, and it may end up paying a lot more for Brexit than the Britons themselves.

Aspiring to nothing

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Nothing good will ever come from this government in the area of investments. Its members belong to a different era, when the state would do business at everyone else’s expense.

A lesson not learned

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We shouldn’t be surprised that the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn scored the second-highest percentage (14 percent) of votes in the 18-24 age group.

The wrong foreign policy stance

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We don’t know if history repeats itself as farce, but the tough question for Greece today is what the farce of the asterisks in regards to EU policy will mean for the country in the long run.

Freedom in the digital age

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By banning ideas that seem insulting to the dominant way of thinking we risk missing out on useful ones; we risk social stagnation and decline.

Empty vessels

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Critics attack the EU because it is insensitive about ethnic difference and at the same time slam the EU for being a mega-bureaucracy.

Rethinking the Internet in politics

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The huge success of Theodorakis’s online declaration demonstrates society’s profound need for new voices, new proposals and new ideas for exiting the crisis.

Parties and criminal organizations

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Democracy must protect everyone's rights, but it must also protect itself – that is, not make concessions to a possible criminal organization just because it happens to live under the roof of a certain party.

Reform and its enemies

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In a world that is already complicated, a progressive, reformist agenda promises to make things even more complicated.