The centuries-old US political system is one to be admired. Yet ironically it's under threat from those who claim to be patriots, argues Jonathan Freedland.
2. We're all in the Union. We must all have a vote (The Times) (£)
Scottish independence would create two new countries. The whole of the UK must be consulted before it happens, writes Matthew Parris.
3. There was a time when bigger wasn't always better (Telegraph)
Women's body types have been admired for different reasons in different eras, writes Vicki Woods.
Tesco's poor results have led it to review its practices. The self-service tills used by Wozza may be a good place to start, says Marina Hyde.
Cameron thinks he's being clever by forcing Alex Salmond's hand. He really, really isn't, says Deborah Orr.
6. Britain's reputation is in the dock over rendition (Independent)
Questions have been raised about the UK's line between decency and realpolitik, says this leading article.
7. A close-up of Richard Desmond that I wasn't ready for (Telegraph)
There were worries for the mental welfare of one participant at the Leveson Inquiry, writes Matthew Norman.
8. One Falklands problem, one civilised solution (Times) (£)
One Falklands problem, one civilised solution, writes Simon Winchester.
Simon Heffer on the future of the Union.
10. For the families of Haditha, this is a matter of honour (Guardian)
Botched inquiries and lies in the wake of the Haditha massacre in Iraq mean the victims' families are still waiting for justice, writes the documentary maker Nick Broomfield.