Conal Hanna cringes at the superiority complex of most newspaper editorials as they hand down sermons from on high. He does, however, relish the chance to bounce around ideas about the issues that matter in Queensland, Australia and the world. For Argument's Sake is a forum to do just that. Every blog will finish with a question aimed at provoking debate; from there, it's up to you.
Conal Hanna Campbell Newman hasn't exactly been upfront with public servants. Is it his fault or ours?
Conal Hanna We've all heard the one about the multi-billionaire for whom it's not worth stopping in the street to pick up a dropped $100 note.
Conal Hanna It was somewhere between the French onion soup and the beef Burgundy when my wife disappeared to answer the phone, and returned with tears in her eyes.
Conal Hanna This article is about a very rich man with a propensity for litigation so I shall choose my words very carefully. Clive Palmer is a fool.
conal hanna It can be easy to get carried away with superlatives in the wake of a destructive defeat of a long-term government.
Conal Hanna Why Campbell Newman will win the seat of Ashgrove on Saturday.
conal hanna The LNP leader has two political faces, one fresh and attractive, the other bearing the scars of seven years of political office.
conal hanna All rise. The court will now hear the case against Kevin Rudd, as prosecuted by the Labor Party.
conal hanna Jason Lees is not a hero. He will always be remembered as a killer, albeit an 'unexpected' one. His tale should be seen as cautionary, not celebratory.
Conal Hanna The question for Bligh is whether the events of this week will change anyone’s vote. That’s a question best directed at you. Will it?
conal hanna Is the eulogising of wars past making us take for granted the sacrifices being made in our name today?
Conal Hanna 2818 days. That’s how long Queensland’s Treasurer has been an MP.
conal hanna Where are they? Have you seen them? I'm talking about the seemingly invisible bars trapping all the reluctant residents in this soulless cesspit of expensive tedium masquerading as a city.
Conal Hanna The government now faces a choice. It can continue to pour money and manpower into a lost cause, or it can accept and learn from its defeat and focus on the war at large.
Conal Hanna Campbell Newman has been on a mission these past two months, a mission to pick fights.
Conal Hanna Rocklea or Sendai? How do you decide where to put your charity dollars?
Conal Hanna It would be nice to think the elected head of a country is one person you could rely on to put that nation’s interests above all else. If only it were that simple.
Conal Hanna Will your decision be one borne from well-reasoned analysis of the policies and their ramifications, or a gut instinct on who you do or don’t want running the country?
conal hanna When brisbanetimes.com.au first began investigating a story on the police use of Go Card technology - well over a week ago - we ran into a lot of brick walls.