Iran squeezed by US sanctions
Matthew Bugeja
Iran backed into a corner, but it may withstand pressure from Trump
You can’t take it with you, and yet so many act as if they can
Josanne Cassar
The lack of control we have over our own destiny should be obvious to all, and yet when I see the unabashed greed all around us
The term ‘fake news’ is doing great harm | Joshua Habgood-Coote
The Conversation

In the mouths of right-wing demagogues, the accusation is a command not to...

In the mouths of right-wing demagogues, the accusation is a...

Malta from a different perspective
Evarist Bartolo

When you live with something you tend to under-appreciate it. It’s a common thing across the world. This is why I think we don’t value enough the...

When you live with something you tend to under-appreciate...

The mother of all direct orders
Michael Falzon

The biggest direct order I can remember was when Mintoff negotiated the purchase of a boiler for the Marsa power station – eventually bought for some...

The biggest direct order I can remember was when Mintoff...

If you ‘shame them’... you can’t ‘beat them’
Raphael Vassallo

The ‘anti-Delia faction’ – for want of a better description...

The ‘anti-Delia faction’ – for want of a...

Let’s call time on partisan ignorance
Saviour Balzan

Nickie may have been characteristically naïve in showing her feelings but she is right in putting her finger on the alarm button

Nickie may have been characteristically naïve in...

Let’s put an end to all political bullying in schools
Josanne Cassar

This begs the question as to whether children should be exposed to political...

This begs the question as to whether children should be...

Justice must be a level playing field

In all self-respecting judicial systems, the severity of the crime will be the first consideration in any bail request. In Malta, basic principles are all...

In all self-respecting judicial systems, the severity of...

Nationality is irrelevant when it comes to crime and violence
Josanne Cassar

Dangerously violent men who snap because their girlfriend or wife leaves...

Dangerously violent men who snap because their girlfriend...

An agony aunt for the glasshouse brigade
Matthew Vella

No social media presence makes children fair game in the guilt-by-association war of political shaming, something that became a fact of life for Malta in the...

No social media presence makes children fair game in the...

Casualties of ‘war’
Raphael Vassallo

‘Sticks and stones’ may indeed ‘break your bones’... but words will hurt you far, far more in the long term

‘Sticks and stones’ may indeed ‘break...

Rent is a double-edged sword

Other questions remain unanswered. Was all money derived from the 132% increase declared? Are the authorities working to ensure that all taxes are being paid...

Other questions remain unanswered. Was all money derived...

After Egrant… a lesson to be learnt
Michael Briguglio

Unlike Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri’s involvement in Panama papers, no one has admitted he/she owns Egrant

Unlike Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri’s involvement...

Comment is free, but facts are sacred
Evarist Bartolo

The same time the media must not fall into the same trap as politicians and divide itself into camps. It should remain focused, vociferous and impartial

The same time the media must not fall into the same trap as...

A case of conspiracy fatigue
Michael Falzon

Do I see a conspiracy here? Of course not: all that would be correct and above board so long as it was not Malta’s Attorney General making similar...

Do I see a conspiracy here? Of course not: all that would...

Midnight in the garden of good and evil
Raphael Vassallo

Did the PN genuinely believe the truth in the Egrant allegation, when it so unwisely hitched its entire fate to that one issue? Or did it just shrug its...

Did the PN genuinely believe the truth in the Egrant...

Delia must get the Opposition in shape
Saviour Balzan

This is not about being a President of a football club where you occasionally write your thoughts in a badly scripted poem, this is politics. And politics is...

This is not about being a President of a football club...

And what if no one wants to use the metro / monorail either?
Josanne Cassar

It is all very well to come up with glossy, futuristic designs of what this...

It is all very well to come up with glossy, futuristic...

Slime and punishment

If yet another summer goes by without any action to bring tuna farms in line with their permit conditions, it would be a public admission that the entire...

If yet another summer goes by without any action to bring...

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