North America 12 October 2011 US Press: pick of the papers The ten must-read opinion pieces from today's US papers. Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up 1. Iran's Terror Plot (Wall Street Journal) An assassination attempt on U.S. soil is a sobering wake-up call, writes this WSJ editorial. 2. Not even close: Romney crushes the field (Washington Post) According to Jennifer Rubin, he escaped Tuesday's debate without a scratch. 3. After another bad debate, is Rick Perry finished? (Washington Examiner) After two consecutive weak debate performances, Perry was under considerable pressure to do well on Tuesday. He didn't, writes Byron York. 4. Are Voters Looking for an Isolationist? (New York Times) Mitt Romney wants more intervention abroad. Can another candidate court the voters who don't? Michael A. Cohen invites a debate. 5. I'll still screen for prostate cancer (USA Today) Dr. Marc Siegel write that the PSA test saves lives, and a panel's judgment doesn't change that. 6. Mourn the countless other Michael Jacksons (New York Daily News) Too many young men with lost childhoods are forgotten, says John Mariani. 7. In Egypt, a new pogrom (Boston Globe) The "spirit of Tahrir Square'' has ushered in neither liberal democracy nor a rebirth of tolerance for Egypt's ancient but beleaguered Christian minority. 8. U.S. should call Iran's bluff (Los Angeles Times) Whether or not Ahmadinejad is sincere in his proposal to cease production of highly enriched nuclear fuel and import it instead, it is clearly in our interests to accept, says James M. Acton. 9. The 'nuclear option' to cut deficit (Politico) It makes no sense for the U.S. to continue spending so much on an excessive nuclear arsenal, argues Ed Markey. 10. Finally Making Sense on Wall Street (New York Times) Whether the issue is Wall Street or food, it's activism that will lead to change, writes Mark Bittman. › PMQs review: Cameron is losing the economic argument Subscribe To stay on top of global affairs and enjoy even more international coverage subscribe for just £1 per month!