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

1. Assassination backlash (LA Times)

Andrew Cockburn questions the effectiveness of taxpayer-funded assassinations.

2. Occupying vs. Tea Partying (Wall Street Journal)

Matte Kibbe writes that progressives' burning desire to create a tea party of the left may be clouding their judgment.

3. Thank the Palestinians (New York Post)

This editorial posits that the Palestinian's bid for statehood has done the US taxpayer a considerable favor.

4. Let the women speak (Chicago Tribune)

Herman Cain isn't the only one feeling the heat over those 12-year-old allegations of sexual harassment, writes this editorial. The National Restaurant Association is on the griddle, too.

5. Why not let the Greeks drown in their drachmas? (Washington Examiner)

If the Greeks decide to be stubborn, let them drown in their own drachmas, and let the European banks that unwisely lent to them -- as Socrates would have put it -- swallow their owls; so says this editorial.

6. Manufacture or perish (Washington Post)

Harold Meyerson wonders if cultivating America's inventive geniusis is the way to can restore economic leadership.

7. Global trade: It's time to stop complaining and learn to compete (The Oregonian)

Where foreign trade is concerned, the United States acts like the gambler who talks big but bets small, writes Jack Roberts.

8. Dutch Bike Liberals (Slate)

The 99 percent takes over Brooklyn, writes Katie Roiphe.

9. Power of partnership (Politico)

Sen. Ron Wyden and Sen. Olympia Snowe argue that bipartisan tax reform is possible.

10. Would Cain Be Leading the Race if He Were White? (Roll Call)

Rallying behind a conservative African-American candidate for the Republican nomination is appealing to many conservatives, if only to prove to they aren't the racists they are often portrayed to be, writes Stuart Rothenberg.