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US Press: pick of the papers

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

1. Only conservatives can end the death penalty (Washington Post)

E.J. Dionne Jr. lays out the US conservatives' case against state execution.

2. Budget like it's 1995 (Los Angeles Times)

Republicans in Congress should remember the lessons of the Gingrich House and compromise, argues Tom Campbell.

3. Euro Zone Death Trip (New York Times)

There is a frightening gap between what the euro needs to survive and what the policy elites are willing to do, says Paul Krugman.

4. The Economy Needs a Regulation Time-Out (Wall Street Journal)

Why send jobs overseas by creating more rules for American business? asks Susan Collins.

5. Bachmann is right (The Washington Times)

This editorial argues that HPV vaccine has dangerous side effects

6. Retro TV revisits birth of 'culture war' (Chicago Tribune)

Clarence Page asks: Do Mad Men, Pan Am, The Playboy Club and BBC America's The Hour exploit society's barely suppressed appetite for a more sexist, racist and conservative era?

7. Seeing is not believing (St. Louis Today)

The questions surrounding the case of Troy Davis have not died with him, writes this editorial.

8. Why the Antichrist Matters in Politics (New York Times)

Apocalyptic fears helped fuel the antigovernment movements of the 1930s and '40s and could play a role in the 2012 elections, too, says Matthew Avery Sutton.

9. The Postal Service's ticking time bomb (Boston Globe)

The US Postal Service is going under, and there isn't much anyone can do to stop it, says John E. Sununu.

10. Supporting female innovators (Washington Post)

Valerie Jarrett and Tina Tchen describe how to attract women to scientific fields.