"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

"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

"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