North America 22 September 2011 US Press: pick of the papers The ten must-read opinion pieces from today's US papers. Print HTML 1. The wrong help for the unemployed (Chicago Tribune) One provision in the American Jobs Act may have a positive impact on hiring, says Steve Chapman. Just not in America. 2. GM is back, thanks to Uncle Sam (Washington Post) E.J. Dionne Jr writes that one of the Obama administration's most successful programs is also its most "socialist". 3. Taxes, the Deficit and the Economy (New York Times) President Obama's tax proposals are fair and based on sound economics, says this editorial. 4. Mandate health insurance (USA Today) This editorial notes that GOP candidates should remember personal responsibility originally was a Republican idea. 5. Iraq, minus U.S. troops (Los Angeles Times) Leaving more than a residual U.S. force in Iraq after this year would prolong the problem, says this editorial. 6. The one-sentence blunder (Boston Globe) Juliette Kayemm warns that by adopting the Israeli government's terminology, the US convinced Abbas that it could no longer be trusted as anagent for bilateral talks. 7. Peace Now, or Never (New York Times) This is the last chance for the two-state solution, says former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. Israel's leaders must focus on making tough decisions, not their political survival. 8. How Republicans are rigging the next election (Star Tribune) This should not be the way to win the White House, says Harold Meyerson. 9. Why Ron Paul is winning the GOP primary (Washington Post) Even though he won't be president or the nominee, the veteran is ahead of the game, argues Dana Millbank. 10. Pity the 'super committee' (Boston Globe) Congress' 'super committee' faces a nearly impossible task in trimming the federal budget gap by $1.2 trillion, says Doyle McManus. › What value do you place on the life of a missing woman? Laurie Penny on gendercide. Subscribe More Related articles Margaret Atwood on how an inspired polymath resurrected Native America’s epics The last British Guantanamo detainee Shaker Aamer will be released When should you start caring about the US presidential election?