A good start, but only a start
Robert Abela has hit a number of high notes in his first week of office, contrasting with his promise of continuity in the short campaign for Labour’s...
Building the foundation of a resilient community
Kahin Ismail
It is in the everyday actions of the public, and the work of dedicated members of government, civil society and other stakeholders that one builds the foundations of strong,...
Adieu Muscat, now for some more fun
Saviour Balzan

We need to calibrate this society, bring things down to earth a little bit. Bring forward some normality, bring communities together, help build a pluralistic...

We need to calibrate this society, bring things down to...

Muscat’s stadium-filler farewell concert left voters thirsting for more. Abela won easily
Matthew Vella

The Grinch who stole Christmas and the Labour leadership...

The Grinch who stole Christmas and the Labour leadership...

A new political season for Malta

Will both parties commit themselves to a change in the political culture that respects voters, that vows to address the shortcomings in good governance, that...

Will both parties commit themselves to a change in the...

The problem is not ‘the media’, it’s your behaviour in office
Josanne Cassar

'It is none of your business,' he told journalists when questioned...

'It is none of your business,' he told...

How about reforming the planning sector while we’re at it?
Raphael Vassallo

If granted, this permit will only serve as the starter pistol for the same old...

If granted, this permit will only serve as the starter...

[WATCH] Saviour Balzan's video blog | Malta will not be a normal country with a new Labour leader
Saviour Balzan

Saviour Balzan’s videoblog: Malta will still not be a normal country when it wakes up to a new prime minister on Monday

Saviour Balzan’s videoblog: Malta will still not be a...

A proxy war in the Med?

As things stand, the coming weeks and months may prove crucial to the prospects of lasting peace in the Mediterranean

As things stand, the coming weeks and months may prove...

The future is uncertain...  but it won’t be ‘united’
Raphael Vassallo

Still, the question remains. Will this last-ditch attempt at populism be enough...

Still, the question remains. Will this last-ditch attempt...

Welcoming the prodigal son
Michael Falzon

The lesson of the parable of the prodigal son is one lesson the PN should grasp and understand properly if it is to rise again from the doldrums it finds...

The lesson of the parable of the prodigal son is one lesson...

What not to say (or write)
Josanne Cassar

If we are going to ‘punish’ people for their activism or political involvement then we are in a sorrier state than ever

If we are going to ‘punish’ people for their...

Returning to the past
Saviour Balzan

Control is the anathema to modern-day politics and transparency, and it’s a wrong message to send

Control is the anathema to modern-day politics and...

Continuity is not an option

Both Chris Fearne and Robert Abela must sufficiently distance themselves from what they now both recognise to be the ‘mistakes’ of the Muscat...

Both Chris Fearne and Robert Abela must sufficiently...

Qasem Soleimani air strike: why this is a dangerous escalation of US assassination policy
The Conversation

This latest operation further undermines international and US domestic norms against assassination is certain to set more dangerous international precedents...

This latest operation further undermines international and...

Foreign adventures in Libya and Iran
Matthew Bugeja

Turkey wants to put boots on the ground in Tripoli, and the US has killed Iran’s most important military commander. 2020 is off to a hell of a start.

Turkey wants to put boots on the ground in Tripoli, and the...

Giving (electric) power to the people
Josanne Cassar

All we want is to have power when we flick on a switch. On hearing about the thousands all this is costing Enemalta, they better not try to make us pay for it...

All we want is to have power when we flick on a switch. On...

[WATCH] Saviour Balzan's video blog | New Prime Minister must return country to a state of normality
Saviour Balzan

Saviour Balzan looks ahead at the changes the new Prime Minister must carry out when he takes office in January

Saviour Balzan looks ahead at the changes the new Prime...

Joseph Muscat and Keith Schembri: a symbiotic relationship
Michael Falzon

Was Joseph Muscat just a screen for Keith Schembri to the extent that decisions...

Was Joseph Muscat just a screen for Keith Schembri to the...

Pop goes the weasel…
Raphael Vassallo

How unfair the English language really is, at the end of the day. For if there’s one thing you certainly cannot ever accuse a weasel of doing…...

How unfair the English language really is, at the end of...