North America 14 September 2011 US Press: pick of the papers The ten must-read opinion pieces from today's US papers. Print HTML 1. Tea Party: Savoring the red meat (Boston Globe) The Tea Party movement insisted early on that its interest was economics, but the impassioned audience at the GOP debate cast the movement in a more disturbing light, says this editorial. 2. The GOP field goes AWOL from Afghanistan (Washington Post) This editorial points out that the Republican candidates are largely ignoring the war in Afghanistan. 3. Bachmann's foolish attack on vaccines (Star Tribune) The congresswoman's fear-mongering put politics over health, says this editorial. 4. Shrewd Palin strategy is Populism 101 (USA Today) Paul Goldman and Mark J. Rozell suggest that Palin could seize a banner once reserved for Democrats or third parties. 5. Ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (Los Angeles Times) Hazel R. O'Leary and Daryl G. Kimball urge the Senate to ratify the anti-nuclear weapons accord. 6. Why Obama Is Losing the Jewish Vote (Wall Street Journal) He doesn't have a 'messaging' problem, argues Dan Senor -- he has a record of bad policies and anti-Israel rhetoric. 7. Is It Weird Enough Yet? (New York Times) Thomas L. Friedman takes a look at the chatter behind the recent attacks on the science of climate change. 8. 'Supercommittee'? More than stupor committee (Washington Post) Dana Millbank warns that the public should not expect much from the new supercommittee. 9. Uncle Sam play venture capitalist? See Solyndra (USA Today) Solar Solyndra is a cautionary tale about why government should be extremely wary about betting tax dollars on specific companies, says this editorial. 10. A Well-Regulated Wilderness (New York Times) The reach of government extends even into the pristine wilderness we seek out to get away from it all, says Michael Lipsky. › Ed should forget the polls... 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?