US Press: pick of the papers

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

1. Doctrine of Silence (New York Times)

On U.S. strategic policy, Obama has gone covert -- and made the right call. So why is Roger Cohen uneasy?

2. Moderates of both parties should unite (Chicago Tribune)

The deficit that should most worry us is a deficit of reasonableness, writes E. J. Dionne.

3. What Happened on the Border? (New York Times)

A transparent investigation of the NATO strikes with Pakistan's participation is essential, urges this editorial.

4. Wrong and righteous (Washington Post)

Obama has no room to complain about ad distortions, argues Michael Gerson.

5. Occupy L.A.: The eviction that wasn't (Los Angeles Times)

Carla Hall asks: did the LAPD's peaceful nonconfrontation bring the Occupy L.A. demonstration closer to a conclusion, or did it simply give the protesters more leverage?

6. With AIDS at 30, is daylight at the end of the tunnel? (Detroit Free Press)

This Thursday's commemoration of World AIDS Day marks a potential turning point in the fight against a global epidemic that has yet to be arrested, suggests this editorial.

7. Obama Abandons the Working Class (Wall Street Journal)

William McGurn believes there's an opening for Romney, if he's smart enough.

8. The (plastic) eyes have it (Boston Globe) ($)

The Muppet Movie' isn't a reboot for modern sensibilities, says Joanna Weiss, but instead is an effort to recapture something lost, and a nostalgia trip for Generation Xers.

9. School lunch guidelines lose to cooks in Congress (USA Today)

According to this editorial, politicians stood up for pizza and fries, and their friends in the frozen food industry, instead of kids.

10. Why can't Newt win? Because he's Newt (Denver Post)

"Gingrich has made a career of being a lying, adultering, money-chasing historian/non-lobbyist who wants to be president," writes Mike Littwin.

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Watch: Lame Bernie brocialists boo mentions of Hillary Clinton as they’d rather have Donald Trump for President

Ardent Bernie Sanders fans unsurprisingly feel privileged enough to denounce the prospect of a Democratic win at the Democratic National Convention.

Some Bernie Sanders supporters at the Democratic National Convention have taken it upon themselves to boo every time Hillary Clinton’s name is mentioned.

Even when the tortoise-man messiah himself was endorsing her for President in a speech, they kicked up a fuss, leading to Sanders’ campaign team sending out texts and emails begging supporters not to protest on the conference floor.

Video: New York Times

Your mole’s particular favourite is the guy in the above video shouting “NO NO NO NO” over and over again, the strangled battle-cry of centuries of loser bros against the disgusting idea of liberal female leadership.

The predominantly white, middle-class, brocialist contingent clearly couldn’t care less whether there is a Democrat in the White House to stick up for the rights of all the people their preferred candidate purports to defend.

Also revealing of their wilful privileged blindness to those who would actually benefit from a Democratic win was the anti-TTIP chanting during a speech by African-American congressman Elijah Cummings promoting racial equality.

If your own intellectual fury about a trade deal that hasn’t even happened yet is more important to you than listening respectfully to a black Democrat addressing the floor about fighting discrimination, then maybe Donald Trump is the man for you after all.

I'm a mole, innit.