US voters are split along an ever-widening faultline of wealth and poverty, so it's no wonder there's little hope of moderation in politics, writes Aditya Chakrabortty.
2. Support for Obama: the Tories’ guilty secret (Times) (£)
Ministers lean more towards the socially liberal Democrats than the ‘fiscally mad’ and ‘extreme’ Republicans, writes Rachel Sylvester.
3. Clegg’s tit-for-tat retaliation could bring about the coalition’s end (Daily Telegraph)
The Prime Minister will have to hit back if his deputy deliberately kills off the boundary review, says Benedict Brogan.
4. A Romney presidency would be just fine (Financial Times)
The GOP candidate is more likely a moderate than a Tea Party radical, says Gideon Rachman.
Despite hurricane Sandy, neither Obama nor Romney will speak about global warming, writes George Monbiot. The danger this poses is huge.
6. Britain and Germany are growing apart (Financial Times)
Berlin is losing patience with what it views as London’s intransigence on Europe, writes Janan Ganesh.
7. Obama or Romney - neither should expect to get much done in the Congress (Daily Telegraph)
America’s broken and hostile political system will seriously impede the actions of whoever is elected president, says Tim Stanley.
Why isn't the left kicking off about an institution that is clearly damaging the interest of workers across the continent, asks Owen Jones.
9. The living wage tide is turning, but it's not enough (Guardian)
Paying the minimum required for survival is only part of the cure for Britain's dangerous levels of inequality, says Polly Toynbee.
10. Where materialism now rules, ‘Marxist morality’ might not find a place (Independent)
As Americans go to the poll today, China is going through its own transition, but by any impartial assessment, democracy remains a long way off, writes Jonathan Fenby.