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...
There are still bedrooms and living rooms around Malta without a single book in sight
Evarist Bartolo

While there is a good deal more awareness about the importance of reading than a few years ago, there is still much to be achieved

While there is a good deal more awareness about the...

Ingrid was right
Kurt Sansone

It was a bad start for the PN’s European parliament election campaign made worse by the party’s inability to instil hope

It was a bad start for the PN’s European parliament...

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...

Scoring an own goal
Carmel Vassallo

Having failed to convince their own constituency of the wisdom of their ways, some of our fellow citizens have taken to trying to sell their view of the world...

Having failed to convince their own constituency of the...

Of cats and perspective bubbles
Raphael Vassallo

How else is a man expected to know it’s time to wake up, without a fuzzy muzzle thrusting itself into his face at the stroke of 7am each day?

How else is a man expected to know it’s time to wake...

All in the family
Michael Falzon

What happens when loyalty to one’s responsibilities clashes with loyalty to one’s spouse or family? Surely from an ‘incestuous’...

What happens when loyalty to one’s responsibilities...

Defining what makes a happy nation
Josanne Cassar

Life is good in Malta – at least for 95% of those who live here, with 30% saying they were very satisfied with the lives they lead

Life is good in Malta – at least for 95% of those who...

Thank God, it’s Christmas
Saviour Balzan

It has been a horrible 12 months and for anyone who works in the business of the media it has been an eventful year worthy of a nightmare

It has been a horrible 12 months and for anyone who works...

[WATCH] Saviour Balzan's videoblog
Saviour Balzan

Despite being glorified by foreign media, Daphne Caruana Galizia was actually a divisive figure locally, Balzan says 

Despite being glorified by foreign media, Daphne Caruana...

Mere allegations do not suffice | Joseph Brincat

Claiming Malta is in violation of the European Convention of Human Rights...

Claiming Malta is in violation of the European...

Vitals: They came, they saw, they conquered… and left
Kurt Sansone

The arrival of a renowned American healthcare group to take over the concession...

The arrival of a renowned American healthcare group to take...

Who’s the bigger fool?
Raphael Vassallo

The original decision to allow hunting at Majjistral Park was taken without any consultation, but it is patently pointless to ‘consult’ people...

The original decision to allow hunting at Majjistral...

Sexual predators and standing up to the abuse of power
Josanne Cassar

Surely there comes a point when everyone has to shoulder responsibility: men...

Surely there comes a point when everyone has to shoulder...

Surrounding ourselves by books
Evarist Bartolo

 At a time when things around us move at a breakneck speed, a book can bring calm and a healthy solitude to our overly-connected lives

 At a time when things around us move at a breakneck...

Marsa gangsters, Strasbourg agendas
Frank Psaila

We hope that justice will be done, and the mastermind behind Caruana Galizia assassination is uncovered and brought to justice. In the meantime, there are...

We hope that justice will be done, and the mastermind...