1. Logically speaking, we need more grey areas (Times) (£)
In all arguments, from faith to politics, sexuality to morality, a little messed-up thinking takes us a long way, says Matthew Parris.
George Mudie is a maverick, but he shouldn’t be dismissed by Team Miliband, writes Andrew Grice.
John Kerry has shown the will to get things moving, and even old hands aren't as pessimistic as usual. There's room for hope, says Jonathan Freedland.
We need the BBC to be more like the newspapers - open about the unavoidably political beliefs of its staff, argues Graeme Archer.
The challenge is to make online abuse as despised as racism at football matches, writes Helen Lewis.
From Bradley Manning to the Jane Austen banknote campaigners to 'outsider artists', the world does not seem to favour those acting on idealist principles these days, says Deborah Orr.
7. They busted us, but the police were the dopes (Times) (£)
Forty years ago Britain’s drug laws turned today’s pillars of the Establishment into criminals and rebels, says Carol Sarler.
8. A new Doctor Who, but the same old moral core (Telegraph)
The 12th Time Lord, who takes over from Matt Smith, will inherit a show of unique resilience and enduring values, writes Matthew Norman.
9. Think how good the House of Lords could be (Independent)
What we need is more mavericks, individuals and expertise rather than more tribalism, says Ian Birrell.
David Cameron and the Conservatives are there for the taking yet too often Miliband fails to land the killer punches, says Kevin Maguire.