No country for old people
Josanne Cassar
Since banks have cut down on their staff and imposed more and more restrictions on what can be done at an actual bank, the ones left behind are the ones who need one-to-one...
Court cases cannot be repeated only if they are identical
Malcolm Mifsud
The parties to a case cannot file another action if they are identical
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat  (‘Only in Malta’ version)
Raphael Vassallo

We have clearly succeeded in overcoming our former ‘barbarity’, in...

We have clearly succeeded in overcoming our former...

Free for all
Saviour Balzan

No wonder most Maltese will not rally in large numbers to protect the countryside because those (and there are many) who have the privilege of owning private...

No wonder most Maltese will not rally in large numbers to...

Youth, mental health and the perils of social media

In a selfie-driven medium, unreal worlds are created that can have profound...

In a selfie-driven medium, unreal worlds are created that...

The Rassemblement National and Russia: history of a strategic alliance
The Conversation

A victory by Marine Le Pen in Sunday’s presidential election would obviously be welcome news for Russia. As the brutal war in Ukraine drags on, the...

A victory by Marine Le Pen in Sunday’s presidential...

‘The Passion of Adrian Delia’
Raphael Vassallo

Is it because – as Ranier Fsadni seems to suggest, in a recent Times article – there is simply “no leadership alternative to Bernard Grech at...

Is it because – as Ranier Fsadni seems to suggest, in...

A legally rigged system for the PLPN | Ralph Cassar

For those who choose to forget, who see politics as one long party, with lots...

For those who choose to forget, who see politics as one...

Business as usual?

Bernard Grech has sent out a strong overall signal of inclusion and renewal: even if this is happening in the absence of a much-needed debate on the...

Bernard Grech has sent out a strong overall signal of...

Full House
Michael Falzon

The increase of six seats to each side upsets the corrective mechanism made to ensure that, in a two-party House, the number of MPs in each party reflect the...

The increase of six seats to each side upsets the...

We are not ‘derogating’ from the Birds Directive. We’re just breaking it, that’s all
Raphael Vassallo

What we are looking at now is an actual, full-blown, environmental emergency. There is, at the end of it all, a bird species that is threatened with possible...

What we are looking at now is an actual, full-blown,...

Malta’s cultural and spiritual need for religious pageantry
Josanne Cassar

Despite all the fears that a more culturally diverse demographic will eat away...

Despite all the fears that a more culturally diverse...

Divorcing planning from environment

It remains to be seen whether Robert Abela’s decision to have a separate planning minister will truly bring about any meaningful change in Malta’s...

It remains to be seen whether Robert Abela’s decision...

What is the PN waiting for to change leader, anyway? The Zombie Apocalypse?
Raphael Vassallo

More specifically: how would it go down, with the one category of voter whose support the PN most desperately needs to win back… if it is to stand even...

More specifically: how would it go down, with the one...

It should be ‘Madam Speaker’ next

Ultimately, however, the only way to increase female participation in political life, is to simply stop expecting women to ‘change themselves’, by...

Ultimately, however, the only way to increase female...

Thank you, Mr Putin...

Investing more in defence is undoubtedly of the essence, but overcoming the reluctance of European citizens to take up arms in their own defence will be...

Investing more in defence is undoubtedly of the...

This skewed electoral system just has to change
Josanne Cassar

Our already flawed electoral system is ripe for abuse by those who are pulling...

Our already flawed electoral system is ripe for abuse by...

Abela should set the tone with his new administration
Saviour Balzan

Prime Minister Robert Abela should use the first six months ahead of him to...

Prime Minister Robert Abela should use the first six months...

One does not simply ‘kick Ian Borg upstairs’…
Raphael Vassallo

We all seem resigned to a situation, whereby a portfolio as vitally...

We all seem resigned to a situation, whereby...

The Pope’s uncomfortable truths

One hopes that the local church will emulate the Pontiff, by showing the same political commitment for social justice: while refraining from the kind of...

One hopes that the local church will emulate the Pontiff,...