Morning Call: pick of the papers
The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.
Inaugural speeches are always mushy, but make no mistake: the economy, gun control and immigration are going to be divisive, writes Michael Cohen.
If a new, networked movement of the left could agree on some key principles, and avoid creating another battleground for ultra-left sects, it could give a voice to millions, writes Owen Jones.
Pick a fight in Brussels, send in a taskforce, shake it all up – on foreign policy Cameron's like a bull in a china shop, says Gaby Hinsliff.
4. We need the world’s policeman back on duty (Times) (£)
Devastation in Syria, Islamist terror in North Africa — there is a bloody cost to when the US fails to intervene, says Tim Montgomerie.
There are huge expectations of the new Bank of England Governor, and he won't be able to live up to them. But he could start by learning from the Federal Reserve, says David Blanchflower.
7. The union at Europe’s heart is frayed (Financial Times)
François Heisbourg says he is deeply struck by the loss of Franco-German intimacy.
8. Mokhtar Belmokhtar: the world’s most wanted (Daily Telegraph)
The Algerian crisis has turned Belmokhtar from a minor warlord into the West’s number one target, says Richard Spencer.
9. Obama must atone for his carbon omissions (Financial Times)
His promise of energy security no substitute for action on global warming, writes Edward Luce.
10. It’s snowing, and it really feels like the start of a mini ice age (Daily Telegraph)
Something appears to be up with our winter weather, and to call it "warming" is obviously to strain the language, writes Boris Johnson.