January, 2018

American expats are unlikely to feel much fallout from the new tax structure, but check.


December, 2017

Italy's new health card, which contains a chip with personal medical information, is valid throughout the country and in EU nations.


November, 2017

Swayed by false news, Edgar Maddison Welch shot into a Washington, D.C. pizza shop. He had read Hillary Clinton ran a pedophilia ring from the shop.


October, 2017

The International Organization for Migration estimated that 80 percent of the 11,000 Nigerian women who entered Sicily in 2016 would end up trafficked into the sex trade.


October, 2017

Stephen Paddock shot from on high, creating his own war zone.



August, 2017

For Donald Trump, a peculiar looking $915,729,293 loss in 1995.


July, 2017

If you've expatriated, a Certificate of Loss of Nationality is an important travel tool.

June, 2017

In some situations, expatriation makes sense, but only because of the shortsightedness of American tax logic.

May, 2017

Cultural exchanges, including those promoted by the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, are a lynchpin of the American ethos.

April, 2017

Many wish it worked this way, but it doesn't….

March , 2017

Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret in their 1940s youth: Big choices would loom soon.

February, 2017

If you have money to spend (not burn), Italy will throw out the red carpet.

January, 2017

The FBAR filing date has been pushed back to April 15, putting it in line with U.S. income tax filing — but there's a six-month extension.

December, 2016

Performance artist Pat Oleszko as "WarUsaorUs."

November, 2016

Clinton: "I still believe in America, and I always will. And if you do, then we must accept this result and then look to the future."

October, 2016

Pledges and promises will get you nowhere if you're not written down.

September, 2016

Garbage and graffiti: a lethal combination in a decaying city.

August, 2016

Carabinieri at the ready beside a recovered 18th-century Canaletto.

July, 2016

Flannery O'Conner, who died at 39, five years after this photo was taken, has a fiercely guarded legacy.


June, 2016

King Henry VIII could be a terrifying figure, but his reign helped usher in wills as we know them today.


May, 2016

Soon, foreign banks will begin turning over formal reports on so-called "U.S. Persons" to the IRS.

April, 2016

The annual French Quarter Festival is a showcase for Louisiana music.

March, 2016

It may be time for U.S. citizens living in Europe to revisit their wills.

February, 2016

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, foreground, has said Republicans will refuse to meet a Supreme Court nominee even as a courtesy gesture.

January, 2016

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders seeks major investment in infrastructure, and human capital.


December, 2015

The end of the Vietnam War was especially ugly.

November, 2015

Renouncing U.S. citizenship can make gift-giving harder.


October, 2015

Hilary Clinton apparently set aside worries about the "appearance of impropriety."

September, 2015

Before entering the Mos Eisley Cantina make sure you know what you want.

August, 2015

A pro- "yes means yes" protest at Syracuse University in 2014: the law they are a-changin'.


July, 2015

The IRS may not go at you "Game of Thrones"-style, but postponing is unwise.

June, 2015

Former Columbia student Emma Sulkowicz claimed she'd been raped by fellow student in 2012, but that the university failed to take her seriously. Her mattress protest followed.

May, 2015

Tom Brady: Did he or did he not tamper with the ball, and if so what does it mean in moral terms?


April, 2015

The IRS and the U.S. Justice Department are effectively pressuring Swiss banks to turn over details



March, 2015

Italy: the social contract, above all else.

February, 2015

Amanda Knox, now 28, may face extradition if her conviction is upheld.

January, 2015

Italy has added its own legislation to already strict IRS tax measures.

December, 2014

Video footage of Eric Garner's July 2014 Staten Island arrest and chokehold death raises serious questions about how the letter of law is perceived.

November, 2014

In purchasing a villa in Italy, like this one in Sicily, a trust might come in handy.

October, 2014

Maine has dozens of islands, some with remote homes.


September, 2014

The story of Lear and his daughters has modern-day resonance.


July, 2014

In L'Aquila, some properties held up, but all too many not.

June, 2014

Entering the red zone is a bad idea when it comes to outstanding U.S. taxes.


May, 2014

Italians rarely leave more than one or two euro a head as tips, figuring that waiters receive full benefits.

April, 2014

Gerrymandering can reinvent whole areas to suit purely political interests.

March, 2014

Bates College vigil for athlete John Durkin, a junior who died in Rome in February.


February, 2014

Trying to fool the IRS when you have money tucked away is both unwise and illegal.


January, 2014

Marise Muñoz was pregnant with her second child when she collapsed in November.

December, 2013

Economic hard times can open the door to real estate bargains.

November, 2013

President Barack Obama, after successfully fighting for affordable health care, has struggled to follow through.

October, 2013

Alan Pinkerton, Abraham Lincoln and Major General John McLernand in 1862: The Gettysburg address sent a message.

September, 2013

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad enjoys Russian support, but it may not last.

August, 2013

Hiding your bank holdings just got considerably harder in Italy.

July, 2013

It might be comforting to think of outside protection against malware, but it's also misleading.

June, 2013

A shrine to Sanaa Dafani, allegedly killed by her father for having a relationship with an Italian man in 2009.

May, 2013

The Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster — base price $441,600.

April, 2013

Knox in February 2013: Little chance she'll be ever be compelled to return to Italy.

March, 2013

Holmes tombstone at Arlington National cemetery: More than three decades on the U.S. Supreme Court bench.

February, 2013

Stay in Italy? Return home? Give up. Or forge ahead?

January, 2013

A good shell man rarely loses. Same with a tax system.

December, 2012

Adam Lanza, inset, used three weapons (not pictured) in his school attack.

November, 2012

If you've paid into both Italy's INPS and U.S. Social Security, you may be eligible for double benefits.


October, 2012

The Italian work market is dominated by unstable positions, called "precarious" ones, and an absence of contracts.

September, 2012

Gaia Gaja of Gaja Vineyards in Italy's Piedmont region.

August, 2012

Vacation days are few and far between in the United States.

July, 2012

The use of unmanned drones is quietly rising, but the public has largely failed to ask to know more.

June, 2012

An issue that continues polarizing public opinion.


May, 2012

Locke: Sticking by the inalienable.


April, 2012

Chief Justice Roger Taney: Blacks are "beings of an inferior order, and altogether unfit to associate with the white race... "

March, 2012

Pope Paul VI with President Lyndon Johnson: No to "...any action which either before, at the moment of, or after sexual intercourse, is specifically intended to prevent procreation..."

February, 2012

While the Anglo-Saxon approach puts a premium on working mothers, the Latin one focuses on health and family unity.

January, 2012

The IRS will win in the end, but probably alienate Americans abroad in the process.

December, 2011

In 2009, Italy recovered items looted from tombs outside Naples and Venice.

November, 2011

What can you print? What are the ground rules?

October, 2011

The lack of DNA evidence overturned Amanda Knox's conviction.

September, 2011

Curt Knox and Edda Mellas, Amanda Knox's parents, are under investigation for defamation.


August, 2011

You can't leave home without it.

July, 2011

Free medical care is about the helping citizens of a society live together better.


June, 2011

Regarding abortion, acrimony...

May, 2011

Endlessly open to admiration and interpretation.

April, 2011

The IRS is ramping up efforts to find undisclosed foreign accounts.

March, 2011

Eluana Englaro, who was allowed to died in 2009, entered a persistent vegetative state after a 1992 car accident.

February, 2011

A holographic, or handwritten, will could cause problems.