Travel
"This is Times Square meets 9th century Maghreb, a heady stew of stern piety and frenetic consumerism that has changed little in the past thousand years." MORE

Environment
"Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan—“Hotspot” in the context of these former Soviet republics is a term likely more associated with their location on the geopolitical, not biological map." MORE

Politics
"The battle Obama is gearing up for is not with the rich; it is with the middle class and the poor who will feel it most when entitlements are scaled back." MORE