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Allison Pearson 12:56 AM Europe has no answer to the metastasising cancer of Islamist terror, and we can hardly rely on Captain America to show up every time a fanatic decides to turn his weapons on us.
Abby Ohlheiser and Elahe Izadi 10:26 PM This might not be the last time a gunman takes to social media in an attempt to go viral.
Aid is not charity. It’s about supporting good governance, enabling environments and entrepreneurship.
Toni Hassan 9:52 PM If he is keen to frame his leadership in national security terms, international aid and solid action on climate change are areas Abbott could actually make his own.
The Canberra Times 9:33 PM It should not be beyond the wit of politicians to contemplate a republic at the same time as attending to other matters of state – and with Mr FitzSimons' enthusiasm and fresh approach helping matters along, action may result sooner rather than later.
Brian Yatman 12:00 AM Was rock'n'roll a fad, the Herald wondered on this day in 1955.
Letters to the Editor
6:36 PM That Canberra faces a dire housing shortage with its ageing population is not surprising, as quoted in a recent PRS Australia report.
Andrew P Street 6:18 PM And the PM that voted against marriage equality now on board with marriage equality. Your news of the day, reduced to a snarky rant.
Derek Rielly 1:48 PM When a same-sex couple wants to have a kid, either by adoption or inseminating themselves or IVF, it's a deliberate, conscious choice.
Brian Yatman Banjo Paterson reveals the details of a shearers' strike on the central-western plains.
Peter FitzSimons In the 21st century it is against the natural order of things that a mature and sophisticated, nation like Australia, should still be finding our head of state from one family of English aristocrats.
Lucas Lixinski Islamic State is copying the Nazis in selling valuable artefacts to fund its atrocities and destroying significant cultural sites.
Sue Rodger-Withers and Robert Booy 9:00 PM When evidence and science, facts and figures, and even convincing rational arguments all fail to change the minds of anti-vaccination parents who put their own children and others at risk, is there any hope of changing their minds?
Madonna King How can Baden-Clay argue now - as part of his appeal - that he might have unintentionally killed his wife Allison, when he swore black and blue at his trial that he did not?
The Canberra Times It could be argued the Abbott government's legal legerdemain on Syrian intervention is morally justified, particularly as UN authorisation under Responsibility to Protect provisions was never a realistic prospect.
John Nikolic Royal Commissioner Dyson Heydon delivers his decision on whether to disqualify himself from the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption on Friday.
Malcolm Jorgensen The United States has formally requested that Australia's support in the fight against Islamic State be extended beyond Iraq to include Syria. It is in Australia's interest to set forth its legal case.
Letters to the Editor
It was not CFMEU official John Lomax who should have been applauded at the ALP's weekend conference, but former chief minister Jon Stanhope.
Matthew Rose Joe Hockey is looking to put taxpayer's money into a railway to support the Carmichael coal mine at a time when the rest of the world is heading away from fossil fuel investment.
Saimi Jeong "I think it's a bit weird that they've only targeted this film because we do watch other films [during class time]."
Andrew P Street And have you collected all your BORDER FORCE! freedom cards yet? Your news of the day, reduced to a snarky rant.
Julie Szego Whether you agree or not, privacy is becoming a thing of the past - just ask the couple whose plane break-up went viral this week.
Bill O'Chee There's a new game in town, and it's called "Let's hate Mel Gibson". At least that's what some sections of the media would have us believe.
Jonathan Fenby China faces a choice between top-down control and dynamic capitalism – it can't have both any more.
Joan Beaumont The newcomer to Canberra finds much to wonder at. Including the airport's advertisements.
Brian Yatman Bolted in her best toggery; kicked up a roaring phillilloo; love's young dream denied - on this day in 1833.
Richard Moore People believe what they want to believe. So a front-page story in The Australian newspaper on Monday about fraud at AusAID no doubt confirmed to many the rampant waste in Australia's foreign aid program.
Paul Krugman What caused Friday's stock plunge? What does it mean for the future? Nobody knows, and not much.
Dan Howard How we manage our forensic patients is something that most people know little and, sadly, care even less about.
Letters to the Editor
The statement that Canberra would be, "the first Australian capital to be powered entirely by wind, solar and other renewable sources" is ridiculous.
The Canberra Times That this high-profile contract dispute should have degenerated into arguments and counter-arguments about money and patient welfare (or lack thereof) is regrettable.
Luca Belgiorno-Nettis It has long been an axiom of government that the key to success is trust.
Andrew P Street What's the opposite of "kingmaker", again? Your news of the day, reduced to a snarky rant.