By doing nothing we can only watch the world go by
Evarist Bartolo
 What we need is decent, honest, hard-working people who are accountable and have the country’s best interests at heart
The checks and balances myth
Michael Falzon
The end of the Trump presidency will indicate whether the checks and balances in the US constitution work or whether they are just a myth – as they seem to have become in so...
Heavy-handed police reaction has boosted environmental cause
Josanne Cassar

It was a situation which called for extreme restraint. Instead what we got was...

It was a situation which called for extreme restraint....

Heroes just for one day
Raphael Vassallo

Moviment Graffitti has a long and distinguished tradition of always making itself a pain in every government’s arse... regardless which of two...

Moviment Graffitti has a long and distinguished...

The first year of Adrian Delia

Delia’s recent statements, echoing populist concerns with immigration, have raised uncomfortable questions about the directions he intends to take the PN

Delia’s recent statements, echoing populist concerns...

Positive action like quotas can accelerate women’s participation in politics

Renée Laiviera | One of the main challenges in Malta is the lack of women candidates running for elections... quotas can be part of a...

Renée Laiviera | One of the main...

Sweden election: yes, the far right made gains, but we're not falling apart
The Conversation

Anamaria Dutceac Segesten | Like IKEA, Swedish politics will probably remain defined by its two strongest features: modular and pragmatic.

Anamaria Dutceac Segesten | Like IKEA, Swedish politics...

It’s not about gender or race. It’s about bad sportsmanship
Josanne Cassar

Naomi Osaka showed dignity and maturity under the unbelievable pressure of...

Naomi Osaka showed dignity and maturity under the...

The perils of a racialised underclass

If the PN co-opts a cheap, far-right bait to win votes in the next European elections, it will be Muscat – with his strong welfarist state and economic...

If the PN co-opts a cheap, far-right bait to win votes in...

Maghtab and beyond
Michael Briguglio

Should government want to combat scepticism on its waste management policies, it should be more forthcoming in the provision of information and it should...

Should government want to combat scepticism on its waste...

Why Malta should push for a Maltese EC president
Raphael Vassallo

I can’t realistically imagine any Maltese Commission President steering...

I can’t realistically imagine any Maltese Commission...

Warrants for MCAST graduates
Evarist Bartolo

The real difference is not between vocational and academic courses, but between good and bad courses

The real difference is not between vocational and academic...

The forgotten 8th September anniversary
Michael Falzon

The two-year war against the French was the one and only exception when the Maltese fought a war for their country – even if misguidedly – and not...

The two-year war against the French was the one and only...

Fortnite: When does a harmless hobby turn into an addiction?
Josanne Cassar

It has been compared to heroine and cocaine

It has been compared to heroine and cocaine

Road-widening is a stop-gap measure

Malta may soon reach the critical population mass to make a mass transit system like a monorail or a metro economically feasible. But this will take years to...

Malta may soon reach the critical population mass to make a...

The Mueller investigation and the mid-terms
Matthew Bugeja

Barring some spectacular revelations, the Special Counsel’s investigation...

Barring some spectacular revelations, the Special...

Why social media is making us anti-social
Josanne Cassar

Instead of social media helping us to understand and tolerate those with...

Instead of social media helping us to understand and...

Europe must be united on Libya

In this kind of chaos that Libya seems to have become permanently embroiled, terrorism will thrive

In this kind of chaos that Libya seems to have become...

Facing the climate change threat
Evarist Bartolo

Today’s “dominant economic theories” and conceptions of modern capitalism are inadequate because they falsely assume societies will have...

Today’s “dominant economic theories” and...

Needed: a coherent Opposition
Michael Falzon

Malta needs a coherent Opposition led by people that do not have to check for potential back-stabbers every time they take a decision

Malta needs a coherent Opposition led by people that do not...

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