1. The US supreme court thinks racism is dead. It isn't  (Guardian)
Judges gutted an act to protect black voters, saying it was out of date – but there are salient illustrations of their folly, writes Gary Younge.
2. Miliband is taking his cue from loser Kinnock, not winner Blair  (Daily Telegraph)
The Labour leader is doomed to fail because he offers nothing that raises a nation’s hopes, writes Boris Johnson.
3. What's killing Labour? A thousand failures to oppose the cuts  (Independent)
The party has not so much missed open goals as fled in the opposite direction, says Owen Jones.
4. By the time HS2 arrives, we’ll no longer need it  (Times)
The march of communications means we are gambling £40bn on a project that by 2032 will seem prehistoric, writes Tim Montgomerie.
5. The EU vote: this is a blue referendum  (Guardian)
Cameron's meddling will deny us all the chance to vote on the European Union, in spite of cross-party support, says John Mills.
6. The Governor will need the Goldilocks touch  (Times)
Carney must harness the goodwill on all sides to keep the economy at the right temperature, says John Redwood.
7. Labour and the unions: battle of Falkirk  (Guardian)
Candidate selection can be a fraught business in all parties, even when the process is impeccably democratic, notes a Guardian editorial.
8. Press must withdraw from panto stitch-up  (Sun)
What seemed like the chance of a lifetime has turned into a blight on Leveson's seemingly unstoppable climb to the pinnacle of his profession, writes Trevor Kavanagh.
9. Britain’s problems with a veto on Syria go right back to Yalta  (Independent)
It was then that the 'big five' were granted such power, writes Robert Fisk.
10. Obama’s Africa trip is too little, too late (Financial Times)
China-Africa trade is now twice the level of US-Africa trade, writes Edward Luce.