It IS about politics; it always is
Josanne Cassar
In the world of social networks and the tangled web of Facebook friends and acquaintances, it is not always easy making your way through the minefield of which friends of yours...
Time for parties to rein in their thugs
Raphael Vassallo
Does the PN (or Labour, for that matter) need to surround itself with strongarm tough-guys, in today’s political climate?
Discipline is not a rude word
Evarist Bartolo

If you haven’t done your homework a teacher can have a harsh word, but it is all in vain if that is not backed up by the parent

If you haven’t done your homework a teacher can have...

Muscat: Only a clear message can avoid the mess slowly building up inside Labour
Michael Falzon

Only a clear, unambiguous statement from Joseph Muscat that he is willing to continue to lead the Labour party… can avoid the mess that is slowly...

Only a clear, unambiguous statement from Joseph Muscat that...

Why not a ‘Commissioner for Funny Walks’ while we’re at it?
Raphael Vassallo

And people are surprised that others might be having second thoughts about...

And people are surprised that others might be having second...

Time to change tack
Saviour Balzan

The PN’s presser seemingly wants everyone to believe that the ills and pains of our system are the doing of Edward Scicluna

The PN’s presser seemingly wants everyone to believe...

The right to rent out property, the right to a home
Josanne Cassar

This mess is the direct result of a market which has been allowed to explode...

This mess is the direct result of a market which has been...

Green growth is trusted to fix climate change – here’s the problem with that
The Conversation

Christine Corlet Walker • Green growth is a vague term with many definitions, but broadly speaking, it’s the idea that society can reduce...

Christine Corlet Walker • Green growth is a vague...

Why it’s so hard to #DeleteFacebook | S. Shyam Sundar
The Conversation

As in all abusive relationships, users have a psychological dependence that...

As in all abusive relationships, users have a psychological...

When we give them a voice
Evarist Bartolo

I do think that we underestimate our children sometimes. If we give them the opportunity, they can offer refreshing points of view and, needless to say, they...

I do think that we underestimate our children sometimes. If...

Lions and tigers and crooks, oh my!
Raphael Vassallo

I’m beginning to think it’s some kind of contagious disease… Symptoms include a willingness to believe any form of allegation

I’m beginning to think it’s some kind of...

Love and hate: the Brits and us
Michael Falzon

Today Malta is a successful EU member state providing the livelihood of some 40,000 foreign workers. Who would have believed this way back in September 1964?

Today Malta is a successful EU member state providing the...

No, this was not just another wedding
Josanne Cassar

'It is easy to understand why Ali Sadr would want to invite some important ‘movers and shakers’ from the country which had licensed his bank...

'It is easy to understand why Ali Sadr would want to...

Don’t quit Facebook, but don’t trust it, either
The Conversation

Prof. Denise Anthony and Luke Stark • Facebook has grown from its origins...

Prof. Denise Anthony and Luke Stark • Facebook has...

Equality for the unprivileged | Rachelle Deguara

The struggle of the unprivileged woman that had been through oppression shall...

The struggle of the unprivileged woman that had been...

How about not destroying any more of our own island first?
Raphael Vassallo

The stark truth, however, is that we live on island that has a multi-millennial...

The stark truth, however, is that we live on island that...

Giving credit where it’s due
Josanne Cassar

Ultimately, the real work of holding the Government and large corporations to account lies in rolling up one’s sleeves, investigating, poring over the...

Ultimately, the real work of holding the Government and...

Reputation means jobs
Frank Psaila

Unless the Government puts its house in order next time round we might not be so lucky. If Malta is listed as a tax haven, that would cause untold harm to our...

Unless the Government puts its house in order next time...

Facebook loses face!
Michael Falzon

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, acknowledged that there has been “a breach of trust” between Facebook and its users and accepted his company had the...

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, acknowledged that there has...

‘Be afraid, be very afraid...’
Raphael Vassallo

If we’re going to draw up decent legislation on any given topic, it would help to know a thing or two about the issue you’re legislating about

If we’re going to draw up decent legislation on any...