1. Now Republicans face the five stages of political grief (Guardian)
Every defeated party has to travel from denial to acceptance. At least in Mitt Romney's case the loss was unequivocal, writes Jonathan Freedland.
2. Justin Welby: oilman with a new calling (Financial Times)
The new Archbishop of Canterbury will do well to unite the Church's warring factions, says Matthew Engel.
3. A very good morning for this Prime Minister (Times) (£)
Quiet rage was the right response to Phillip Schofield, argues Matthew Parris.
4. Police commissioner elections are the first step on road to corruption (Guardian)
The Tories are pushing for private companies to take over major police roles, with insufficient safeguards, argues Yvette Cooper.
For all their fractiousness, they really are all in it together, says Andrew Martin.
Soon, China's leadership transitions will be attracting as much attention as America's, writes David Pilling.
Going on reality TV is mere idiocy. A political system friendly to corruption is what we should be worrying about, says Tanya Gold.
The poorest farmers in Africa are more advanced than the Burmese. Let the Coca-Cola consumerism begin, writes Janice Turner.
The Government is making huge cuts to the Army, Royal Navy and RAF in the mistaken belief that they no longer matter, says Max Hastings.
The "timeliness" of new play NSFW has nothing to do with Savile, argues Tom Sutcliffe.