Re: Best newspaper in the US?
Yes, that's what I think also.
In Italy "Il Riformista" is a good newspaper. It is undoubtedly leaning towards the centre-left (of course they expose Berlusconi for the crook he is), but it's not linked to any party and very often takes shots at the centre-left party and doesn't refrain from praising the centre-right when they do good.
It is a niche though, probably doesn't make the top 20.