US press: pick of the papers
The ten must-read opinion pieces from today's US papers.
1. This War Is Not Over Yet (New York Times)
President Obama can't have it both ways: if the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are ending, the detention of enemy prisoners without charges must end, too, argues Mary L. Dudziak.
2. The super PAC arms race (Oregonian)
The Obama campaign's move goes beyond unilateral disarmament. It amounts to dangerous proliferation in the nuclear arms race of campaign spending, writes Ruth Marcus.
3. New global deal on climate change (Politico)
The U.S. is now a member of a bold new initiative that brings hope for national action, says John D. Podesta and Andrew Light.
4. Presidential history lesson: Talk less, promise less (USA Today)
Someday, maybe a president will simply promise to run the government well, defend the country from its enemies, let us sort out our problems more on our own, and leave the miracle-working to God, writes Steven Hayward.
5. A 'cosmic wager' on the Muslim Brotherhood (Washington Post)
The Obama administration has made what might be described as a "cosmic wager" on the Muslim Brotherhood's peaceful intentions, writes David Ignatius.
6. On budget, 10 is not enough (Politico)
We need to start using a 25-year window if we want to be fiscally honest, writes Michael A. Peterson.
7. If Iran already has the bomb, what then? (Washington Times)
The White House and Congress should immediately cooperate on programs to achieve regime change in Iran - by supporting and arming the majority of the Iranian people who want to overthrow the mullahs, says Peter Pry.
8. Egypt's cold shoulder (Los Angeles Times)
A sudden new wave of anti-Americanism is thriving in Cairo, says David Schenker.
9. Mitt Romney's Thirst (New York Times)
Romney's attempt to portray himself as "severely conservative" just isn't cutting it, says Charles M. Blow.
10. Acting Out on ACTA (Wall Street Journal)
Internet populism threatens another antipiracy campaign, argues this editorial.