1. We know a lot about Labour policy already (Independent)
The ideas Balls and Miliband have brought to this conference are distinctive, potentially vote-winning and far more important than their own personalities, says Steve Richards.
2. Romney must prove he is no John Kerry (Financial Times)
The Republican should lay out bold policies in this week’s debate, writes Stanley Greenberg.
There is no way to duck all cuts, nor is it wise to decide too much ahead of the election, writes Polly Toynbee. The two Eds will not be bullied into it.
4. Miliband needs to give Labour a shock (Financial Times)
Nothing threatens the party more than the perception that it cannot take tough decisions, writes Janan Ganesh.
5. First Labour must shake off its defeat-deniers (Times) (£)
Ed Miliband’s party will not prosper until it stops blaming the voters and accepts why it was rejected in 2010, argues Rachel Sylvester.
6. A rightwing insurrection is usurping our democracy (Guardian)
For 30 years big business, neoliberal thinktanks and the media have colluded to capture our political system, says George Monbiot. They're winning.
If the shadow chancellor understands the need to cut spending further, because Britain is still spending far too much, he should clearly say so, writes Simon Heffer.
8. Blame the great men for Europe’s crisis (Financial Times)
Answering ‘who is at fault?’ will be important in fixing the mess, says Gideon Rachman.
9. Would any jury have convicted Jimmy Savile? (Independent)
Is the cover-up - if there was one - really so incomprehensible, asks Mary Dejevsky.
10. Zen and the art of slowing everything down (Daily Telegraph)
Returning from a trip to Japan, it seems that in Britain we're always rushing to be where we are not, says Joan Bakewell.