Abela has excluded ALL politicians as President: not just Gonzi
Raphael Vassallo
The Prime Minister had no shortage of perfectly valid, rational arguments to choose from, to justify his answer – like, for instance: ‘Gonzi? For President? Are you...
Beyond the budget: we must move from growth at all costs, to prosperity | Steve Ellul
We hear a lot about sustainability and the new green economy, but what this really means is that we need to ensure that our industries are all geared towards generating economic...
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Soft minds on humanities | Timothy Gambin

So, the next time the MEA, or anyone else for that matter, would like to...

So, the next time the MEA, or anyone else for that matter,...

The PN grassroots strike back
Michael Falzon

Have those who have wrought so many problems within the PN taken their lesson?

Have those who have wrought so many problems within the PN...

60,000 different reasons for not voting
Josanne Cassar

The worst thing any political party can do after a defeat is to turn its cannons onto the electorate, blaming them for the result - And yet, the immediate...

The worst thing any political party can do after a defeat...

The prayer we need to be reciting
Saviour Balzan

I believe that Grech has had all the good intention in the world in taking up the PN leadership, but I see neither savoir-faire nor sophistication in trying to...

I believe that Grech has had all the good intention in the...

Transformed by grief: my ‘bonus year’ at the side of my late mother
Mark Camilleri Gambin

There is no ‘getting over’ a loss: we have no choice but to live on with grief thereafter. This sense of finality and inevitability gives this...

There is no ‘getting over’ a loss: we have...

Circumventing the Constitution and ordinary law on hunting | Kevin Aquilina
Kevin Aquilina

The WBRU is in a situation of lawlessness: the Gozo Minister enjoys no power over the WBRU and is not answerable in the House for its actions. The environment...

The WBRU is in a situation of lawlessness: the Gozo...