Is ISIS done for?
Matthew Bugeja
Its leader was killed in a US raid - but ISIS still has the ingredients to stage a comeback
We have gone soft, so we need to recreate tough conditions
Josanne Cassar
Our descent into softness can be seen in simple things like stairs; most apartment blocks and office buildings these days have lifts, but then we enroll in step classes in order...
We don't need a witch  hunt, we just need decency
Josanne Cassar

The only way to extinguish the worst aspects of human nature is to not give...

The only way to extinguish the worst aspects of human...

Hate speech limits freedom of expression

Verbal violence – often in the form of ‘ad hominem’ attacks on people with differing views – has, in fact, long characterised the tone...

Verbal violence – often in the form of ‘ad...

Only the lonely
Josanne Cassar

In a world where everyone seems happy (just look at their Facebook!). It is the tragedy of this day and age that people prefer to put on a fake smile and...

In a world where everyone seems happy (just look at their...

Chronicle of a riot foretold
Raphael Vassallo

For what it’s worth, this is my conclusion: we are deliberately keeping those people in the same degrading conditions, in order to mount further pressure...

For what it’s worth, this is my conclusion: we are...

Climate change - beyond the empty rhetoric
Ralph Cassar

We do not need shoddy motions or new laws which remain on paper. We need people...

We do not need shoddy motions or new laws which remain on...

An explosive powder-keg that must be defused

Sunday’s riot may therefore be a stark reminder that the social realities...

Sunday’s riot may therefore be a stark reminder that...

A budget for growth and sustainability
Evarist Bartolo

The budget builds on what has been achieved. The strategy of focusing on intensive growth and spending wisely has been very successful in recent years

The budget builds on what has been achieved. The strategy...

Opposition movements cannot be built on single issues
Raphael Vassallo

To all those people, then – and not just to Dione Borg – the sight...

To all those people, then – and not just to Dione...

The Budget: now and the future
Michael Falzon

It seems that government’s main concern is to keep voters happy while its attitude to the future is the Maltese ‘għada min raħ’ (whoever...

It seems that government’s main concern is to keep...

All of us want justice for Daphne
Saviour Balzan

This country has a festering wound that needs treatment. We may not agree with Daphne’s style or politics but we are all behind the need to nail the...

This country has a festering wound that needs...

There’s a lot we can learn from others
Josanne Cassar

We refuse to learn from what has been done in other countries in many sectors, and to avoid their mistakes, because our relatively new independence has made us...

We refuse to learn from what has been done in other...

Towards ‘truth and justice’

There are some aspects to Daphne Caruana Galizia’s career that we can all agree upon, regardless of our differences in opinion

There are some aspects to Daphne Caruana Galizia’s...

Homeless and hopeless: Platitudes are not enough
Josanne Cassar

There are a lot of things we have never experienced in Malta before, and yet...

There are a lot of things we have never experienced in...

Manipulation - a challenge today and tomorrow
Evarist Bartolo

As technology continues at a fast pace, society has to make sure it is ready to...

As technology continues at a fast pace, society has to make...

Raising the green bar

Budget 2020 sets the tone but it will be fruitless unless there is the political will to go for the green paradigm shift in our lifetime

Budget 2020 sets the tone but it will be fruitless unless...

So long, and thanks for all the profits...
Raphael Vassallo

If I were to place a bet on whether HSBC will stay or leave in the next five...

If I were to place a bet on whether HSBC will stay or leave...

Are trade unions facing a crisis?
Michael Falzon

The rate of increase in union members is out of synch with the rate of increase in employed persons

The rate of increase in union members is out of synch with...

The National Writers' Congress: Our strategy
Mark Camilleri

We hope to be much more advanced thanks to the achievements of the Congress,...

We hope to be much more advanced thanks to the achievements...