North America 29 November 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. Doctrine of Silence (New York Times) On U.S. strategic policy, Obama has gone covert -- and made the right call. So why is Roger Cohen uneasy? 2. Moderates of both parties should unite (Chicago Tribune) The deficit that should most worry us is a deficit of reasonableness, writes E. J. Dionne. 3. What Happened on the Border? (New York Times) A transparent investigation of the NATO strikes with Pakistan's participation is essential, urges this editorial. 4. Wrong and righteous (Washington Post) Obama has no room to complain about ad distortions, argues Michael Gerson. 5. Occupy L.A.: The eviction that wasn't (Los Angeles Times) Carla Hall asks: did the LAPD's peaceful nonconfrontation bring the Occupy L.A. demonstration closer to a conclusion, or did it simply give the protesters more leverage? 6. With AIDS at 30, is daylight at the end of the tunnel? (Detroit Free Press) This Thursday's commemoration of World AIDS Day marks a potential turning point in the fight against a global epidemic that has yet to be arrested, suggests this editorial. 7. Obama Abandons the Working Class (Wall Street Journal) William McGurn believes there's an opening for Romney, if he's smart enough. 8. The (plastic) eyes have it (Boston Globe) ($) The Muppet Movie' isn't a reboot for modern sensibilities, says Joanna Weiss, but instead is an effort to recapture something lost, and a nostalgia trip for Generation Xers. 9. School lunch guidelines lose to cooks in Congress (USA Today) According to this editorial, politicians stood up for pizza and fries, and their friends in the frozen food industry, instead of kids. 10. Why can't Newt win? Because he's Newt (Denver Post) "Gingrich has made a career of being a lying, adultering, money-chasing historian/non-lobbyist who wants to be president," writes Mike Littwin. › George Osborne's Autumn Statement - live blog Subscribe To stay on top of global affairs and enjoy even more international coverage subscribe for just £1 per month!