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 addiction to motor cars....
There is such a thing as ‘foresight’, too…
Raphael Vassallo
No matter how popular, politicians can still piss off certain sections of their own party’s support base enough to gnaw at their own electoral foundations
Discipline is not a rude word
Evarist Bartolo

If you haven’t done your homework a teacher can have a harsh word, but it is all in vain if that is not backed up by the parent

If you haven’t done your homework a teacher can have...

Muscat: Only a clear message can avoid the mess slowly building up inside Labour
Michael Falzon

Only a clear, unambiguous statement from Joseph Muscat that he is willing to continue to lead the Labour party… can avoid the mess that is slowly...

Only a clear, unambiguous statement from Joseph Muscat that...

Why not a ‘Commissioner for Funny Walks’ while we’re at it?
Raphael Vassallo

And people are surprised that others might be having second thoughts about...

And people are surprised that others might be having second...

Time to change tack
Saviour Balzan

The PN’s presser seemingly wants everyone to believe that the ills and pains of our system are the doing of Edward Scicluna

The PN’s presser seemingly wants everyone to believe...

The right to rent out property, the right to a home
Josanne Cassar

This mess is the direct result of a market which has been allowed to explode...

This mess is the direct result of a market which has been...

Green growth is trusted to fix climate change – here’s the problem with that
The Conversation

Christine Corlet Walker • Green growth is a vague term with many definitions, but broadly speaking, it’s the idea that society can reduce...

Christine Corlet Walker • Green growth is a vague...

It is the EU that must outsmart human traffickers
Miriam Dalli

Smugglers operate on a business model, adapting their businesses to decisions...

Smugglers operate on a business model, adapting their...

How long will this ‘ad hockery’ last?
Michael Falzon

Those who think Muscat showed weakness when he brokered this ‘ad...

Those who think Muscat showed weakness when he brokered...

Those incredible, shape-shifting politicians...
Raphael Vassallo

It is disconcerting, to say the least, that two supposedly antithetical...

It is disconcerting, to say the least, that two supposedly...

‘Foreigners’ can read what you are saying too, you know
Josanne Cassar

How do you suddenly decide to move to another country without a job, a place to...

How do you suddenly decide to move to another country...

Social justice, solidarity, compassion blah, blah, blah
Saviour Balzan

For all we care, they are scum and they can drown to the bottom of the deep...

For all we care, they are scum and they can drown to the...

Europe’s strongmen and democracy | Michael Falzon
Michael Falzon

Rather than recognising that Fidesz has no place in a party that is supposed to...

Rather than recognising that Fidesz has no place in a party...

A profession, but also a vocation
Evarist Bartolo

Teachers and kindergarten assistants at Mater Dei do invaluable work in almost impossible circumstances. Together with the nursing and medical staff there,...

Teachers and kindergarten assistants at Mater Dei do...

Does public harassment of politicians work?
Josanne Cassar

To intrude when someone is having lunch or dinner and start berating them while...

To intrude when someone is having lunch or dinner and start...

Sovereignty is as sovereignty does...
Raphael Vassallo

The EU quite frankly doesn’t care about our problems... still less about solving them for us

The EU quite frankly doesn’t care about our...

This battle is not over... yet
Raphael Vassallo

Ironically, the only people who ever told them the full truth about EU regulations were Birdlife Malta and Alternattiva Demokratika: the two entities that the...

Ironically, the only people who ever told them the full...

To be or not to be President
Saviour Balzan

'If one were to read Muscat’s mind, he must have felt Coleiro Preca was too strong witted and opinionated to serve the reforms that need to see this...

'If one were to read Muscat’s mind, he must have...

Controversial laws and conscientious objection
Josanne Cassar

President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca should either have not made her statement...

President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca should either have not...