‘Balancing’ is the job of a circus acrobat, not a cabinet minister
Raphael Vassallo
Two small issues immediately arise, even at a glance. (On top of the third I already mentioned: i.e., that Aaron Farrugia evidently got his job description all muddled-up)
What’s the point of a ‘Planning Authority’… without ‘Planning’?
Raphael Vassallo
What’s the point of even having an ‘ERA’, to begin with: when all its objections are consistently ‘overruled’ by the Planning Authority Board…...
Maltese developers, complaining about noise. Whatever next?
Raphael Vassallo

Sandro Chetcuti should consider himself lucky that he only has a...

Sandro Chetcuti should consider himself lucky...

A dangerous game
Michael Falzon

The interview from jail made to George Degiorgio, one of the two brothers accused of murdering Daphne Caruana Galizia, seems to me part of a dangerous game...

The interview from jail made to George Degiorgio, one of...

Never tell someone from Valletta how they feel about their own city
Josanne Cassar

Sometimes MPs are so focused on demonstrating absolute party loyalty that they...

Sometimes MPs are so focused on demonstrating absolute...

The extreme centre
Ralph Cassar

The extreme centre takes the sides of the economically powerful, while posing as being on the side ‘of the people’

The extreme centre takes the sides of the economically...

The PN now really has no other option, but to split….
Raphael Vassallo

Even two much smaller, unelectable parties could do a much better job of...

Even two much smaller, unelectable parties could do a much...

ESG: corporate values that serve the common good
Miriam Dalli

When corporate decisions are embedded in values, financial objectives can still...

When corporate decisions are embedded in values, financial...

Putin single-handedly revived NATO
Frank Psaila

Putin now faces a NATO that is stronger and bigger. Yet, the Kremlin is unlikely to reverse course and Putin is highly unlikely to admit that his was a huge...

Putin now faces a NATO that is stronger and bigger. Yet,...

‘Bouncers can’t police Paceville’; but nor can imaginary policemen…
Raphael Vassallo

When you combine the nature of these ‘random acts of violence’ – in Paceville, and elsewhere – it does appear as though Malta has...

When you combine the nature of these ‘random acts of...

A convenient technicality
Michael Falzon

I rarely join the chorus of those who are always asking for the resignations of people with whom they disagree, but in this case the Attorney General is so...

I rarely join the chorus of those who are always asking for...

As prices keep going up, will our lifestyles eventually come crashing down?
Josanne Cassar

With salaries remaining the same there is only so much you can stretch your pay cheque... for the first time, I am hearing people say that they have simply...

With salaries remaining the same there is only so much you...

A boy-scout cannot win elections
Saviour Balzan

Grech knows he cannot win the next European elections... he lacks gravitas, charisma, rhetorical will-power and the vision to pull the electorate away from...

Grech knows he cannot win the next European elections... he...

Malta’s answer to ‘Roe vs Wade’? ‘Roe(sianne) vs Roe(berta)!’
Raphael Vassallo

Our politicians are beginning to actually touch upon the real issues surrounding abortion, for the very first time. Who knows? Our own ‘Roe(sianne)...

Our politicians are beginning to actually touch upon...

Andrea Prudente case: No country for pregnant women
Raphael Vassallo

Here is what Maltese MPs seem intent on telling us: ‘Sorry, but no....

Here is what Maltese MPs seem intent on telling us:...

The PN’s recurring nightmare
Michael Falzon

By opting to be a confessional party – that historically it never was – the PN would be supported by a minority of voters and will never become the...

By opting to be a confessional party – that...

You need to treat people like you expect them to treat you
Josanne Cassar

How can you be making the sign of the cross one minute and spitefully turning...

How can you be making the sign of the cross one minute and...

Giving our active youth tools to change the world
Cyrus Engerer

We must motivate and encourage engagement. Rather than seeing activism as a...

We must motivate and encourage engagement. Rather than...

Ice world: Antarctica’s riskiest glacier under assault from below
The Conversation

Ice is still ice – it doesn’t move that fast no matter what is...

Ice is still ice – it doesn’t move that fast no...

‘The dog ate my government’
Raphael Vassallo

In just a few words, Robert Abela effectively exposed the sheer non-existence of a government that allowed itself to be ‘gobbled up’ by the...

In just a few words, Robert Abela effectively exposed the...