For more women in public life, someone else has to run the household
Josanne Cassar
No amount of quotas will push a woman into the public sphere if the stress of doing so, because she has no tangible network of support, is simply not worth the sacrifice
Women have been written out of power – time is ripe for a new language of equality
The Conversation
It is not easy to change culturally conditioned ways of behaving and thinking, but the continued perpetuation and reinforcement of cultural and social stereotypes through language...
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...

Not a new year resolution but...
Evarist Bartolo

I think it’s good advice not just for politics but for life: cut the noise and focus on what really matters

I think it’s good advice not just for politics but...

The AUM debacle: panem at circenses?
Michael Falzon

The AUM dream seems to have vanished into thin air and the campus at Bormla is certainly not flourishing

The AUM dream seems to have vanished into thin air and the...

I might think I might have just solved that national problem of ours...
Raphael Vassallo

Maybe we could solve the traffic problem by breathalysing all the people who run the Malta Transport Authority.... instead of the ones who get caught up in all...

Maybe we could solve the traffic problem by breathalysing...

The story of an unlicensed parker says it all
Josanne Cassar

Grab some land near the beach and turn it into a summer house. Encroach on...

Grab some land near the beach and turn it into a summer...

Very schmaltzy but true...
Saviour Balzan

Real stories which normal folk experience and face each day are being swept under the carpet just because most of the time we are setting the wrong agenda

Real stories which normal folk experience and face each day...

The world in 2018: democracy tested by a lack of trust
Matthew Bugeja

The global economic picture is positive. The underlying political reality? Not...

The global economic picture is positive. The underlying...

Domestic violence: Whose side are the police on?
Josanne Cassar

The macho “closing of ranks”, even within the top echelons of...

The macho “closing of ranks”, even within the...

Enabling achievers
Evarist Bartolo

The Achieve programme is reaching out to students who would have either dropped out of education or had nothing to show for it after eleven years of schooling

The Achieve programme is reaching out to students who would...

Valletta is European Capital of Culture. Reasons to celebrate?
Teodor Reljic

Looking at 2018 | What are the implications of pitching this potentially...

Looking at 2018 | What are the implications of pitching...

How vital was Vitals?
Michael Falzon

As from the new year, new EU regulations do not allow governments to make contract with companies whose ultimate owner is unknown – as is the case of...

As from the new year, new EU regulations do not allow...

Adrian Delia and a revolution of confidence
Frank Psaila

Those who wish Delia fails are foolishly cutting their nose to spite their face...

Those who wish Delia fails are foolishly cutting their nose...

Come together (over my dead body)
Raphael Vassallo

The PN could only go one way or another; and whichever path it chose, it would automatically have lost a significant chunk of its voter base. The most recent...

The PN could only go one way or another; and whichever path...