‘In case of fire, argue about politics...’
Raphael Vassallo
Let’s face it: nobody is discussing the issues at the sizzling core of this blaze… We’re just pointing fingers at each other
Numbers never count when  arguments fail
Saviour Balzan
This time around, the middle or high officials in agencies and government structures and even private companies are willingly active in a culture of corruption which is protected...
A stitch out of time
Raphael Vassallo

Now that all the dust has finally settled, ‘Stitching’ can be seen for what it ultimately was all along: a low-key, somewhat Spartan play, focusing...

Now that all the dust has finally settled,...

By doing nothing we can only watch the world go by
Evarist Bartolo

 What we need is decent, honest, hard-working people who are accountable...

 What we need is decent, honest, hard-working people...

The checks and balances myth
Michael Falzon

The end of the Trump presidency will indicate whether the checks and balances in the US constitution work or whether they are just a myth – as they seem...

The end of the Trump presidency will indicate whether the...

Heavy-handed police reaction has boosted environmental cause
Josanne Cassar

It was a situation which called for extreme restraint. Instead what we got was...

It was a situation which called for extreme restraint....

Heroes just for one day
Raphael Vassallo

Moviment Graffitti has a long and distinguished tradition of always making itself a pain in every government’s arse... regardless which of two...

Moviment Graffitti has a long and distinguished...

Positive action like quotas can accelerate women’s participation in politics

Renée Laiviera | One of the main challenges in Malta is the lack of women candidates running for elections... quotas can be part of a...

Renée Laiviera | One of the main...

Laying the cards on the table

Prof Andrew Azzopardi says that the changes proposed to the Embryo Protection Act dilute the focus on the dignity and protection of the human embryo and they...

Prof Andrew Azzopardi says that the changes proposed to the...

The disappearance of Labour’s ‘moral minority’
James Debono

Joseph Muscat made Malta a happier place for minorities but has Labour become...

Joseph Muscat made Malta a happier place for minorities but...

But it’s not ‘your Malta’, is it?
Raphael Vassallo

I feel a lot of sympathy for poor old Nas: who came here all smiles and enthusiasm for what he took to be an undiscovered island paradise...

I feel a lot of sympathy for poor old Nas: who came here...

The battle of the Little Bighorn
Saviour Balzan

If that referendum on EU accession had happened today, I’d only vote if someone pointed a gun at my temple

If that referendum on EU accession had happened today,...

The PN’s problem is its lack of consistency
Josanne Cassar

It is glaringly obvious that the PN has been split into two camps: those...

It is glaringly obvious that the PN has been split into two...

Crime, poverty, recidivism and restorative justice | Joseph Borg

Studies in family research confirm that crime tends to be concentrated in...

Studies in family research confirm that crime tends to be...

Our relationship with politics: it’s complicated
Josanne Cassar

There may be many who are happy to be led by the nose, but the number of those...

There may be many who are happy to be led by the nose, but...

Good question. Now try and answer it
Raphael Vassallo

In any case: it seems we are left with quite a few possible answers to the question posed by civil society NGOs this week. Strange, though, that no one else is...

In any case: it seems we are left with quite a few possible...

Jobs are not an issue, but salaries are
Frank Psaila

Needed: new economic sectors, which pay well

Needed: new economic sectors, which pay well

Giving them a fighting chance
Evarist Bartolo

The NSO statistics show that one in 20 children are still living in a state of severe material deprivation. 16% of those questioned say they would not be able...

The NSO statistics show that one in 20 children are still...

What was that, my Lord?
Michael Falzon

Rather than drawing a new line and taking a lead in European affairs after they joined the bloc, the British stuck to their nostalgic dream of reliving the past

Rather than drawing a new line and taking a lead in...

Shocked, are we? Too bad...
Raphael Vassallo

The same people who demand ‘justice’ are perfectly content to cling to almost any hypothesis simply because it conforms to their own suspicions

The same people who demand ‘justice’ are...

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