US press: pick of the papers

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

1. Drones for human rights (New York Times)

With use of drones, the world could get clear, instant evidence of atrocities in Syria, writes Andrew Sniderman.

2. The end of the road for Newt Gingrich? (Washington Post)

Gingrich is going down in his own style, leaving fabrications, insults and scorched earth all the way from Miami to Pensacola, writes Dana Milbank

3. Swift sanctions on Iran (Wall Street Journal)

The global financial network provides a loophole for Tehran, says this editorial.

4. Sarah Palin's attack on the GOP establishment (LA Times)

It's almost funny to have Palin suggest that Gingrich is somehow above "the politics of personal destruction," says Jon Healey.

5. The end of health insurance companies (New York Times)

Accountable care organizations will shift the focus of medicine away from treating sickness and toward keeping patients healthy, says Ezekiel J. Emanuel.

6. Save us from the politics of science (Chicago Tribune)

It's bad enough when politicians and true believers distort scientific findings for their own purposes. But when scientists do it, we've reached a dangerous point in intellectual discourse, argues Dennis Byrne.

7. Memo to Mitt Romney: People are people, too (Politico)

Romney is, at heart, the product of Harvard Business School, writes Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.

8. Obama's deadly new PR firm (Washington Times)

Whatever happened to SEAL Team 6 being a 'secret' weapon? Asks J.D. Gordon.

9. Florida's voting fairness problem (Tampa Bay Times)

As Republican primary voters go to the polls today, there is a cloud over the state's voting process, says this editorial.

10. Bashing Payday Lenders (Wall Street Journal)

Obama targets another industry that serves low-income Americans, claims this editorial.

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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.