The voice of reason
Michael Falzon
Galea depicted his appointment as an opportunity for everyone to take part in the PN’s renewal – a renewal that is necessary, because every political party needs to...
Think before you ink...
Raphael Vassallo
It’s not what you ‘do’ that counts… it’s the little trivialities that seem to miraculously deflect everyone’s attention from what you’re...
MaltaToday Cartoon: 7 August 2019

Cartoon by Mikiel Galea

Cartoon by Mikiel Galea

Lack of innovation is education’s biggest risk
Evarist Bartolo

The evolutionary steps needed in education are often hindered by political...

The evolutionary steps needed in education are often...

Traffic: back to square one
Michael Falzon

One can scientifically and safely predict that road widening projects will not solve Malta’s traffic problems – or be the cure for the Maltese...

One can scientifically and safely predict that road...

There is such a thing as ‘foresight’, too…
Raphael Vassallo

No matter how popular, politicians can still piss off certain sections of their...

No matter how popular, politicians can still piss off...

The flipside
Saviour Balzan

Today I can say MaltaToday is a respectable liberal and left-of-centre newspaper with strong ideals and solid editorial direction. I do not meddle in its...

Today I can say MaltaToday is a respectable liberal and...

Thank you, next
Josanne Cassar

When Malta became independent and started enjoying self-rule, the acquiescence which the people used to show towards the British was transferred towards...

When Malta became independent and started enjoying...

‘Majority rule’ is not democracy
MaltaToday Staff

A majority may indeed value ‘cars’ more than ‘trees’… but is it in their long-term benefit to have more of the former, and less...

A majority may indeed value ‘cars’ more than...

Small wins that bring about big change
Evarist Bartolo

We have come to a place where reading isn't seen as a must-do. It's no longer about ancient books and same-old titles. We've modernised not just...

We have come to a place where reading isn't seen as a...

Missing the wood for the trees
Raphael Vassallo

‘Wider roads = less congestion = less traffic fumes = better air quality’, etc. Yes, but only for the first five or so years. For while the roads...

‘Wider roads = less congestion = less traffic fumes =...

Malta through the eyes of a tourist
Josanne Cassar

When tourists come to look at Malta’s spectacular landscape in areas such as Għar Lapsi, with its aquamarine seas and craggy, unforgiving rocks, I...

When tourists come to look at Malta’s spectacular...

Put up, or shut up

Above all, Delia must give the parliamentary group his stamp of authority. As for his detractors, they must now put up or shut up. If they are unable to do...

Above all, Delia must give the parliamentary group his...

Playing hide and seek inside the PN
Michael Falzon

No wonder many switchers are convinced they will never be welcomed back in the PN if certain PN politicians are in power: these politicians have shied...

No wonder many switchers are convinced they will never be...

Irrespective of Saturday's vote, the PN remains broken
Raphael Vassallo

Delia really is unelectable… precisely because his internal opponents...

Delia really is unelectable… precisely because his...

Let our reporting be our yardstick
Matthew Vella / Kurt Sansone

It is all down to our particular pedigree: we are not partisan journalists, we enjoy being the heretical, critical voice in a sea of yes-people, and we root...

It is all down to our particular pedigree: we are not...

Living what we preach
Saviour Balzan

When we gather to protest against roads such as the proposed Central Link project we should ask ourselves how much we are actually prepared to give up

When we gather to protest against roads such as the...

Why go to all this trouble to sabotage a peaceful protest?
Josanne Cassar

When you go to such lengths to try and diminish a protest, it means you are not...

When you go to such lengths to try and diminish a protest,...

The fight for equality is not over yet

It would be a mistake to believe the job is done and it is now up to Edward Zammit Lewis to strengthen what has already been achieved and to reach higher and...

It would be a mistake to believe the job is done and it is...

It IS about politics; it always is
Josanne Cassar

In the world of social networks and the tangled web of Facebook friends and acquaintances, it is not always easy making your way through the minefield of which...

In the world of social networks and the tangled web of...