Weak third parties, and the Lowell 'phenomenon'
Saviour Balzan
Malta is calling out for a third party with clear vision...Someone who can challenge the duopoly
How far will Mayor Pete go?
Matthew Bugeja
Pete Buttigieg’s candidacy has been met with fanfare locally, but the young Mayor has a steeper hill to climb than most realise
Have a beer for us up there, Ċukaj
Kurt Sansone

Until we meet again for a heated discussion on the rainbow-painted zebra crossing in Floriana, farewell Ivan Fenech

Until we meet again for a heated discussion on the...

It is time communities are listened to: social impact studies are the way forward
Michael Briguglio

Social impact assessments can help verify the consequences and impacts of development proposals in relation to the communities involved

Social impact assessments can help verify the...

Have you seen any trickle-down? I doubt it
Michael Falzon

The Sette Giugno riots pushed forward Malta’s quest for a representative...

The Sette Giugno riots pushed forward Malta’s quest...

[WATCH] Saviour Balzan’s videoblog: Joe Saliba is in no position to pontificate
Saviour Balzan

The man who left the Nationalist Party with a mountain of debt has come back to tell the party the future is bleak

The man who left the Nationalist Party with a mountain of...

The Gospel from Tal-Ħorr
Saviour Balzan

Perhaps it is not just a worthy Opposition that this country needs in the face of a strong government with a healthy majority; it is also a Catholic Church...

Perhaps it is not just a worthy Opposition that this...

Hands off our chocolate!
Josanne Cassar

There will be no more 'non nutritional' and sugary drinks on offer at Mater Dei as the hospital administration embarks on a health drive

There will be no more 'non nutritional' and sugary...

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...

The narrative played out
Saviour Balzan

Had the events that unfolded two years ago had led to the necessary resignations, today we would be discussing the matter in a very different manner

Had the events that unfolded two years ago had led to the...

On the same side, when they want to
Josanne Cassar

In what is probably one of the few times there has been such amazing consensus, all our MPs unanimously changed the law allowing the Commissioner of Police to...

In what is probably one of the few times there has been...

Six months is not that long to wait for justice
Raphael Vassallo

While the mills of our own justice system grind exceedingly slow... and not...

While the mills of our own justice system grind exceedingly...

The latest trend: I’ll get you fired
Josanne Cassar

We need to learn how to attack the argument and not go after the person and their livelihood just because what they are saying does not fit in with what we...

We need to learn how to attack the argument and not go...