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The ten must-read pieces from this morning’s papers.

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1. The Lib Dems irrelevant? Far from it (Independent)

In important ways, the Tories' partners have been a benevolent force, argues Steve Richards.

2. The weak and lame will put Cameron's strength to the test (Daily Telegraph)

The coalition's back-to-work incentives are a risk, but one it needs to take, writes Benedict Brogan.

3. Those nuclear scaremongers are a toxic lot (Times) (£)

Don't listen to Angela Merkel and the Greens, writes David Aaronovitch. We need to take a cool look at the (not-so-great) risks of nuclear power.

4. Arts funding: creative tensions (Guardian)

These are wrong cuts to one of the most successful, vibrant and cost-effective sectors in British life, argues a Guardian editorial.

5. None of us knows what will happen next in Libya (Independent)

There could be few ideas more asinine than arming the rebels in Libya, argues Adrian Hamilton.

6. US cannot sacrifice Taiwan to court the Chinese (Financial Times)

Taiwan is not just a bone to be thrown China's way, writes David Pilling.

7. The AV system is complex, costly and a democratic disaster (Daily Mail)

AV threatens us with a future of political paralysis under coalitions of the bland, argues a Mail editorial.

8. WikiLeaks has altered the leaking game for good. Secrets must be fewer, but better kept (Guardian)

For whistleblowers, the age of digileaks cries out for new rules about what to hide, writes Timothy Garton Ash.

9. Macho men are wrong on social security (Financial Times)

The US drive to cut benefits for the retired looks increasingly like a policy without a purpose, writes Dean Baker.

10. Kill teams in Afghanistan: the truth (Guardian)

The "kill team" photos of murdered Afghans expose the aggression and racism underpinning the occupation of my country, says Malalai Joya.

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