The cows that don’t laugh
Raphael Vassallo
Fortunately, however, by now I am old enough to understand that things are rarely what they ‘seem to be’. All too often, they turn out to be a good deal worse
The new President
Michael Falzon
Thankfully, the country has been saved the useless bickering and ridiculous arguments that would have done more harm to the Opposition than to the President
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...

Being open to pro-abortion arguments contradicts a defence of the right to life | Edwin Vassallo

By refusing to answer in a clear and unequivocal way against abortion when probed, Joseph Muscat shows the true nature of his regime

By refusing to answer in a clear and unequivocal way...

Caught in the poverty trap or simply irresponsible?
Josanne Cassar

Providing a safety net and social welfare for those like Graziella Bonello who...

Providing a safety net and social welfare for those like...

A monumental irony
Raphael Vassallo

How does one reconcile a monument to the Knights’ victory over the Ottomans in 1565, with a tribute to the principles of justice, decency and freedom of...

How does one reconcile a monument to the Knights’...

Painting a true picture of literacy standards
Evarist Bartolo

In literacy, there can be no quick-fix solutions based on reactions to...

In literacy, there can be no quick-fix solutions based on...

From slapstick to SLAPP
Michael Falzon

Ditching the principle that the accused are presumed innocent until they are proven guilty is a dangerous ‘modus operandi’ and can be too easily...

Ditching the principle that the accused are presumed...

We are right, you are wrong, so there!
Raphael Vassallo

We are not clearly going to improve the system much, by simply digging our heels and insisting that all our critics are always wrong about absolutely everything

We are not clearly going to improve the system much, by...

Next: voting while still in their nappies
Josanne Cassar

At this rate, why not just keep making the voting age younger and younger in...

At this rate, why not just keep making the voting age...

Crooks everywhere, same as it ever was
Saviour Balzan

There is no space for ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’ – they are all trading in influence and this is corrupt … and we need to get to the...

There is no space for ‘ifs’ and...

[WATCH] We have to question a court decision that looks the other way on racist comments
Saviour Balzan

As journalists and opinion-makers we have an obligation to question the judiciary on certain decisions that interpret our freedoms in society

As journalists and opinion-makers we have an...

Downsizing our lives
Josanne Cassar

Most of the big names behind all these towers, luxury developments and petrol stations already have more money than they could possibly spend in one lifetime

Most of the big names behind all these towers, luxury...

‘Vote PN, get’... what, exactly?
Raphael Vassallo

Um... really? That's how democracy works, huh? You vote for a party... and that's the party you get if it wins the election? Hmmm

Um... really? That's how democracy works, huh? You vote...

Bulgaria at the helm of the EU presidency
Frank Psaila

The EU as a whole has entered a critical phase in its history as it comes to...

The EU as a whole has entered a critical phase in its...