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US Press: pick of the papers

The ten must-read opinion pieces from today's US papers.

1. My plan to turn around the U.S. economy (USA Today)

Initiative of entrepreneurs, not government, is key to putting people back to work, writes Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.

2. The President's Speech Impediment (Wall Street Journal)

The grander the stage, the smaller Mr. Obama comes across, argues William McGurn.

3. When the towers fell (New Yorker)

David Remnick's commentary on the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

4. Teachable moment (Daily News)

It's the day after Labor Day. Do you know where your children are? asks Anthony DelMundo. They're not where they belong: in class.

5. Stop bashing government workers (Washington Post)

Public workers shouldn't be scapegoats, says Katrina vanden Heuvel.

6. Three essentials for the deficit panel's proposal (Washington Post)

Democratic congressman James E. Clyburn outlines the goals for the debt supercommittee.

8. And now a word from a job creator (Washington Times)

Even Keynes would think Obama's bunch are chumps, writes Mike Whalen.

9. For the Economy, the Real Slam Dunk Is Debt Forgiveness (Bloomberg)

U.S. homeowners don't need another reduction in their mortgage payments, argues this editorial. What they need is a break on their debts.

10. Dick Cheney misremembers the Iraq war (Chicago Tribune)

Dick Cheney and the Bush administration found it was wrong about WMD. Given time, the inspectors could have told them that, claims Steve Chapman.