The long and short of it…
Raphael Vassallo
The long and short of it is that the work of a journalist can be very hard. Even hair-raising, at times. But it is also highly rewarding.
The joys and pains of documenting change
James Debono
From Gonzi to Muscat, chronicling the environmental destruction at the hands of Maltese governments has been a mix of joy and pain
Easier to throw eggs than to run a country
Raphael Vassallo

Makes you wonder what these people really want, at the end of the day. So far,...

Makes you wonder what these people really want, at the end...

Should we boycott Christmas, too?
Raphael Vassallo

All this, at a time when there appears to be no viable Opposition, either. So if certain extremists (and I do not use that word lightly) get their way, we...

All this, at a time when there appears to be no viable...

The fear of losing power
Michael Falzon

Whether the Prime Minister was conscious of what was going on in the office he headed or not, Joseph Muscat is in a fix. He is – at least – either...

Whether the Prime Minister was conscious of what was going...

[WATCH] Saviour Balzan’s video blog | If we had a solid Opposition, they would be calling for a general election
Saviour Balzan

Everything the Labour Party and Joseph Muscat represented in 2017 has been dismantled after the recent revelations

Everything the Labour Party and Joseph Muscat...

Holding up a mirror to Maltese society
Josanne Cassar

“Il-Ministru” is the key to their no-stress life and a guaranteed income, which explains the deference, the kowtowing, and the nauseating reverence...

“Il-Ministru” is the key to their no-stress...

On Joseph and Adrian
Saviour Balzan

The Nationalist MPs may need to remove Delia and put someone who brings together the factions and the middle-of-the-road voters to win and offer an alternative...

The Nationalist MPs may need to remove Delia and put...

There are still bedrooms and living rooms around Malta without a single book in sight
Evarist Bartolo

While there is a good deal more awareness about the importance of reading than a few years ago, there is still much to be achieved

While there is a good deal more awareness about the...

Ingrid was right
Kurt Sansone

It was a bad start for the PN’s European parliament election campaign made worse by the party’s inability to instil hope

It was a bad start for the PN’s European parliament...

The ideal MEP is a bridge-builder, a nerd and a good communicator
Peter Agius

Look for a bridge-builder, a nerdy eye for detail and technicalities, and...

Look for a bridge-builder, a nerdy eye for detail and...

No, the MDA is not a set-up made up of greedy persons
Michael Falzon

Contrary to the short-sighted perception that the MDA is just a set-up made up...

Contrary to the short-sighted perception that the MDA is...

‘Reporters Without Braincells’, more like it...
Raphael Vassallo

Last I looked, reporters have an obligation to seek confirmation of...

Last I looked, reporters have an obligation to seek...

The Pete Buttigieg phenomenon: Feeling proud by association
Josanne Cassar

At a time when things in Malta are going more pear-shaped by the second, I look...

At a time when things in Malta are going more pear-shaped...

Why is it so difficult to show restraint rather than rushing to blame?
Josanne Cassar

It is at times like this those in authority need to demonstrate sensitivity and tact rather than come across as being more concerned that their own image is...

It is at times like this those in authority need to...

One more ‘Hunch’ joke, and I’ll… I’ll…
Raphael Vassallo

One of the things that struck me most, as I watched that edifice (the real one,...

One of the things that struck me most, as I watched that...

Green issues can take  centre-stage with young voters
Evarist Bartolo

Students highlighted traffic problems and solutions through an educational...

Students highlighted traffic problems and solutions through...

What can empty chairs do about freedom of expression?
Raphael Vassallo

Ana Gomes was talking to a bunch of empty chairs, too. And empty chairs cannot...

Ana Gomes was talking to a bunch of empty chairs, too. And...

Right-wing populists have a plan to upset the European consensus
Michael Falzon

There is no doubt that right-wing populist movements and related political...

There is no doubt that right-wing populist movements and...

Chris Fearne saves the day
Josanne Cassar

Given how quickly the latest crucifix controversy seems to have developed and given the speed with which Fearne immediately swept in, one would be forgiven for...

Given how quickly the latest crucifix controversy seems to...