Visiting the severely disabled man with locked-in syndrome revealed the depth of his suffering, the seriousness of his intent and the extent to which he had explored every other avenue, writes Peter Stanford.
6. Time to put a stop to speculating on hunger (The Independent)
7. Orwell should have his statue at the BBC (The Telegraph)
Far from considering him 'Left-wing’, we conservatives rather admire the writer, writes Daniel Hannan.
8. To Republicans, women are simply the sum of their parts (Guardian)
The GOP's adoption of an anti-abortion platform is further indication of a party that has no clue about reproductive life, writes Ana Marie Cox.
9. How food insecurity keeps the workforce cowed (Guardian)
The development of food banks in the UK marks a shift from welfare to the punitive management of poverty, writes Richard Seymour.
10. The real worry is how have we fallen so far behind the rest of the world (The Independent)