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The ten must-read pieces from the Sunday papers.

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1. Barack Obama is down, but it's far too early to count him out (Observer)

Obama has already accomplished more in half a term than many presidents manage to achieve in two, says Andrew Rawnsley.

2. Ed Miliband jealousy could make a leader of David (Sunday Telegraph)

Ed has triggered in David the anger and exasperation that was missing from his campaign, writes Matthew d'Ancona. The elder Miliband is now determined to win, at all costs.

3. I'll make capitalism work for the people (Observer)

Ed Miliband argues that Labour can win wide electoral support for a more responsible, more equal and more just form of capitalism.

4. A powerful case for a well-funded and confident public broadcaster (Independent on Sunday)

Mark Thompson's MacTaggart Lecture provided an effective defence of the BBC against its free-market enemies, says a leader in the Independent on Sunday.

5. The BBC still hasn't got the message (Sunday Telegraph)

But an editorial in the Sunday Telegraph argues that Thompson's lecture was a comically self-congratulatory speech that failed to address the long-term viability of the licence fee.

6. Picking "Red Ed" a risky gamble only Cam can win (News of the World)

Labour's choice is between a lefty gamble with Ed or a duller, but surer road back with David, says Fraser Nelson.

7. The next disaster has already begun (Independent on Sunday)

Unsafe housing and insecure food supplies for the poor will make future global emergencies worse, warns Alex Haxton.

8. How Tories regret the immigration promise (Sunday Times)

It is bizarre, for a government that boasts it will make Britain "open for business", to tell its leading companies who they can and can't employ, argues Dominic Lawson.

9. We won't help the poor by increasing benefits (Observer)

Too many on the left have not grasped that welfarism and the concentration of wealth go hand in hand, writes Philip Blond.

10. The X Factor aren't the only fakers in the game (Sunday Telegraph)

The show's Auto-Tune scandal is the latest instalment in a long tradition, says Norman Lebrecht.