Latest commentary and opinion
Lisa Armstrong 10:25 AM Does satire still work if its targets get starring roles?
The Shovel 9:42 AM SATIRE: Dogs around the country have checked and re-checked their registration and vaccination details after notorious dog-hater Barnaby Joyce was announced as the second-most powerful person in the country.
Yvette Berry 12:03 AM Canberra leads the nation in providing vital support and services for refugees.
Lyn Maccallum 8:35 PM A visit from Ned Kelly and a trip to the museum were reported in the Herald on this day in 1879.
Deirdre Cheers 9:00 PM Australia hasn’t a lot to be proud of when it comes to children in care. The impact of past child welfare policies, specifically the Stolen Generations of Aboriginal children, the Forgotten Australians who grew up in institutional care, and the injustice of forced adoption must always be remembered. It is a shameful history.
Nicholas Kristof 9:00 PM The betting markets now say that the most likely Republican nominee for president is a man who mocks women, insults Latinos, endorses war crimes like torture, denounces party icons and favors barring people from the United States based on their religion.
Andrew P Street 6:48 PM And maybe Greg Hunt's "Bestest Minister in the Whole Wide World!" award isn't quite as prestigious as he's suggested. Your news of the day, reduced to a snarky rant.
Letters to the Editor
6:17 PM Does Michael Pezzullo suggest no one should stand up for human rights?
The Canberra Times 5:50 PM Diluting such clusters of key people in research to pork barrel in the bush is risky.
Ruby Murray 12:00 AM Toymakers might be using less pink, but otherwise they're not doing much to empower girls.
Jai Galliott 11:45 PM If the government can be assured of updates and revisions aimed at furthering autonomous operation, the purchase of a small number of F-35s could turn an otherwise blunt knife into a gun without frustrating allies by increasing individual unit prices too significantly.
Dan Andrews 12:00 AM Remove politics from kids being returned to Nauru and the answer becomes clear.
Professor Janet Ransley 4:40 PM The Palaszczuk government has proposed new measures to reduce the physical, social and economic harm caused by alcohol misuse. The government are right to be concerned about this. Alcohol is thought to be responsible for 4.5% of total disease and injury world-wide, with the cost of these harms to Australia estimated to be from $15.3 billion to $36 billion annually.
Carol Samuel 4:29 PM Here's how to get love right, writes Carol Samuel
Brendan Foster 3:25 PM If everything is peachy keen at the WA Labor party, then why the abuse?
Tim Ayres 1:23 PM One of the biggest questions facing New South Wales and especially our state government is how to respond to the rise of inequality.
Sandra Hills 12:00 AM Making ethical judgments about the wishes of old people in care is fraught with difficulty.
Madonna King Why are we steadfastly sticking to a system, whether it's the OP score or the 2018 ATAR plan, which acknowledges nothing other than a student's academic test scores?
The Canberra Times
Andrew P Street And how's that whole Closing the Gap thing going, would you say? Your news of the day, reduced to a snarky rant.
Alex Malley With the loss of Warren Truss and Andrew Robb, the Turnbull Cabinet is undergoing more of a regeneration than a reshuffle.
Letters to the Editor
Don Aitkin's article about the ACT government's renewable electricity program lacks analysis.
Chris Mountford You may have noticed the city's letterboxes, airwaves, train stations and social media feeds are becoming saturated with campaign messages for March's council elections.
Terence Wood, Camilla Burkot and Stephen Howes The government needs to come up with a new aid Transparency Charter and be accountable to its standards.
Paul Sheehan The Big Short is a sensational movie about rotten banks, but an even bigger story about banking may be unfolding in China.
Stephen Simpson The Closing the Gap health strategy neglects food and diet, despite the benefits of improving Indigenous communities' food supplies.
Elizabeth Farrelly I've heard of being kicked upstairs but this is ridiculous. I know people get promoted to their point of incompetence, but the UN? The Vatican? These are not incompetence-friendly situations.
Amy Marlow I’m not ashamed of his life or his mental illness or his suicide. The burden of silence ends with me.
A collision between two Australian warships off the south coast of New South Wales resulted in one sinking, the Herald reported on this day in 1964.
Tim Schildberger It's time we shook off whatever identity crisis we've battled these last couple of decades, and embrace our slightly unsophisticated, but charming personality.
Jonathan Holmes Most of the fourth estate lacks the time and money needed to prise open the secret doors that the powerful keep locked.
Letters to the Editor
It is necessary to correct the assertions by Kevin Cox (Letters, February 9).
Bill O'Chee If there is one subject sure to attract discussion at surf lifesaving clubs, it's sharks, especially on our most popular beaches.
The Don and his Invincibles team mates are back in the spotlight.
Ben Stephens and Matthew Tyler Australia will move forward when it cedes power to Indigenous people and demands accountability.