To lecture us about democracy, you have to be democratic…
Raphael Vassallo
Rob democracy of the fundamental principle of opposition, and what remains cannot really be described as ‘democratic’ at all
No checks, no balances: why a whole system needs rethinking
Michael Falzon
We need radical changes in Malta’s executive and legislative structures – even more than in our judiciary, about which some people seem to be obsessed
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...

In times of extremes...
Raphael Vassallo

No point in having a discussion when arguments are reasoned through partisan logic alone

No point in having a discussion when arguments are reasoned...

Life is fragile
Frank Psaila

Life is truly perplexing. One second you’re here, next you’re gone

Life is truly perplexing. One second you’re here,...

Why excessive screen time is a major danger
Evarist Bartolo

Technology has transformed the way we live but not everything that is digital...

Technology has transformed the way we live but not...

The artful dodger
Michael Falzon

It was obvious that Sweeney got his information from people who depict Muscat in the darkest hues and who push the theory that whatever he does is wrong or...

It was obvious that Sweeney got his information from people...

Oh ye of little proof...
Raphael Vassallo

What you, me, the PANA committee, or anyone else under the sun thinks is entirely irrelevant... Justice without proof is not justice at all

What you, me, the PANA committee, or anyone else under the...

Are children being deprived of their childhoods?
Josanne Cassar

The homework debate is one that has long been raging in Malta, and is one of...

The homework debate is one that has long been raging in...

A new hat needed
Saviour Balzan

what we need is a very important game changer, a new player who can stand up and be taken seriously. And this has to come from elsewhere, not from the ranks of...

what we need is a very important game changer, a new player...

Climate change will displace millions | Gulrez Shah Azhar
The Conversation

Climate migration is already happening. Every year desertification in...

Climate migration is already happening. Every year...

Turning equality into a gender battle will backfire
Josanne Cassar

I think there was an unnecessary over-reaction to the Charles Caruana...

I think there was an unnecessary over-reaction to the...

Running with the liberals...
Raphael Vassallo

Sorry, but you can't exactly run with the liberals and hunt with the conservatives, you know

Sorry, but you can't exactly run with the liberals and...

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...