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US Press: pick of the papers

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

1. Mississippi 'personhood' measure goes too far (USA Today)

This editorial points out this vote could define as murder anything resulting in the destruction of a fertilized egg.

2. Here Comes the Sun (New York Times)

Will our political system delay the energy transformation now within reach? asks Paul Krugman.

3. FDA's off-label rule under attack (Los Angeles Times)

Some drug makers are arguing in court that the FDA's marketing limits violate their 1st Amendment rights, says this editorial.

4. A Look Inside the Super Committee (Wall Street Journal)

The GOP opposes raising tax rates, but one idea being considered is limiting deductions as a percentage of income, reports Alan Moore.

5. Paychecks as a defense weapon (Boston Globe)

There are many reasons to support military spending, says Juliette Kayyem, but job creation is not one of them.

6. The Dark Side of the 'Green' City (New York Times)

If urban policy makers focus only on those who can afford carbon-reducing technologies, the movement for sustainability may end up exacerbating climate change, writes Andrew Ross.

7. Blaming Social Security (Washington Post)

Patrick Pexton wonders whether a recent Post story went too far.

8. The futility of class warfare (Chicago Tribune)

Kathleen Parker asks: What happens when you win an argument based on half-truths? In politics, it doesn't matter. Winning is all that matters. In real life, the people lose.

9. Ohio's battle for health care freedom (Politico)

Ed Meese and Jack Painter report that citizens of Ohio are fighting back against inappropriate government control over their lives.

10. Christian politics, unholy alliances (USA Today)

David P. Gushee says too often politicians play the God hand, and too many in the Christian community buy it.