Where’s our green deal on Malta’s shrinking countryside?
Saviour Balzan
Even well before 1964, the Maltese rural footprint has been misshapen and transformed. We have turned this exceptional island into a deleterious, urban sprawl that has taken...
We need to talk about abortion | Noah Fabri
In the hands of politicians the debate becomes another political football that undermines the possibility for genuine mature discourse and actual social change
Budget 2021: More of the same... hoping COVID-19 will vanish into thin air
Michael Falzon

The decrease in the approval rate of the current administration must have influenced government’s thinking. Many interpreted the decision to extend the...

The decrease in the approval rate of the current...

Robert Abela is always right, and his critics are always wrong. Any questions?
Raphael Vassallo

Each and every single time Robert Abela is in any way criticised – be it over his (utterly disastrous) handling of the COVID-19 crisis; or his stance on...

Each and every single time Robert Abela is in any way...

As long as we treat politics like a cult, there is no hope
Josanne Cassar

The inability of many voters to set aside their deep-held beliefs and emotions...

The inability of many voters to set aside their deep-held...

Where’s our green deal on Malta’s shrinking countryside?
Saviour Balzan

Even well before 1964, the Maltese rural footprint has been misshapen and...

Even well before 1964, the Maltese rural footprint has been...

We need to talk about abortion | Noah Fabri

In the hands of politicians the debate becomes another political football that...

In the hands of politicians the debate becomes another...

A new European Bauhaus | Ursula von der Leyen

People should be able to feel, see and experience the European Green Deal

People should be able to feel, see and experience the...

Careful what you pray for...
Raphael Vassallo

Who, then, even needs God Almighty to be pissed off? Quite frankly, it is a shocking scandal that should really enrage us all

Who, then, even needs God Almighty to be pissed off? Quite...

Charity comes home where providence lives | Jesmond Saliba

All those involved in the effective running of the Dar tal-Providenza give...

All those involved in the effective running of the Dar...

A Trump-inspired crisis management framework | Kristina Buhagiar

Malta’s democracy is in a state of crisis; we do not have an opposition;...

Malta’s democracy is in a state of crisis; we do not...

Has anyone ever had an easier ride than Bernard Grech?
Raphael Vassallo

There is, however, a striking difference. One candidate had to fight every step...

There is, however, a striking difference. One candidate had...

The egg to omelette conundrum
Michael Falzon

Yet, neither Grech nor anyone from his campaign team has publicly reassured the public that the publication of these accounts will eventually be made. A public...

Yet, neither Grech nor anyone from his campaign team has...

The silent killer we can’t even talk about...
Raphael Vassallo

No matter how well-intentioned... a printed report on suicide harden the...

No matter how well-intentioned... a printed report on...

The pandemic could be Malta’s moment: we need to take stock now
Miriam Dalli

We want to push for change. Ultimately, this can be Malta’s moment if we...

We want to push for change. Ultimately, this can be...

Looks like we joined the wrong European Union by mistake...
Raphael Vassallo

Malta is not exactly the only EU member state where the rule of law has been...

Malta is not exactly the only EU member state where the...

Back to school, but are authorities preparing teachers for an unusual return?
Michael Falzon

Nothing has been said about this point – either by the education ministry or by the teachers’ unions. Surely starting this scholastic year as if...

Nothing has been said about this point – either by...

For the greater good
Saviour Balzan

When Joseph Muscat fell from grace, those that believed in him and stood by him, cried not because he left; but because they suddenly realised to what...

When Joseph Muscat fell from grace, those that...

What have we become? (Or were we always like this...)
Josanne Cassar

The frequency of violent acts seems to permeate our consciousness because we...

The frequency of violent acts seems to permeate our...

Konrad Mizzi would have passed the PN’s ‘due diligence’ test with flying colours...
Raphael Vassallo

The rest, as they say, is history… but it is a history that seems destined to keep repeating itself forever (or at least, for as long as political...

The rest, as they say, is history… but it is a...