1. Osborne knows President Obama won by blaming a predecessor (Independent)
How to deal with the recent past is a big unresolved issue for Labour, writes Steve Richards.
2. The Petraeus affair is short on substance (Financial Times)
The scandal did not change how the general did his job or was regarded by colleagues, writes John Gapper.
3. Bercow and his bullies shame our Parliament (Daily Telegraph)
The Speaker is leading an ambush by MPs of the body set up to control their expenses, says Peter Oborne.
4. Forces for Change (Times) (£)
Today’s elections for police and crime commissioners will help to drive reform in a service that has resisted change, argues a Times editorial.
Operatives allowed themselves to be bullied by a murderous government, says Isabel Hilton.
6. Policy ploys risk UK economic credibility (Financial Times)
The Chancellor should remember it was exactly the policy of hiding known liabilities that got Greece into its current mess, says Chris Giles.
New commissioners can resist Conservative cuts and privatisation, writes John Prescott.
It’s the economy, not gay marriage, that will determine the Tories’ electoral fate, says Stephen Glover.
We think we know all about the rise of Asia and the decline of the west, writes Martin Kettle. But we've barely begun to grasp what it really means.
10. Childcare: I never thought I’d say it, but Nick Clegg is right (Daily Telegraph)
There can be no further progress in equality between the sexes until men and women genuinely regard raising a child as a shared task, writes Allison Pearson.