How did we all become so terrified of democracy, anyway?
Raphael Vassallo
Brexit is, after all, but one in a whole string of popular votes, taken in various European Union member states over the years, whose results have similarly been cavalierly ignored
[WATCH] Saviour Balzan: Credibility matters, in journalism and politics
Saviour Balzan
Fact-based journalism and irreverance in the trade should be the mark of any newspaper title, not simply subservience to the establishment and commercial interests
The next wave of innovation will not be about phones
Evarist Bartolo

I do hope that real innovation in areas such as education is more focused on...

I do hope that real innovation in areas such as education...

This is your legal system on drugs...
Raphael Vassallo

Amazing, isn’t it? By simply inserting the word ‘medical’ before any drug of one’s choice, one also automatically alters the chemical...

Amazing, isn’t it? By simply inserting the word...

Caesar's pal
Michael Falzon

Criminal law follows scrupulously the assumption that everybody is innocent until proven guilty. This is an important legal precept, but it holds no water in...

Criminal law follows scrupulously the assumption that...

If only we knew
Saviour Balzan

In the Labour milieu, people are talking of a government that needs to act fast and of a strong Joseph Muscat who is simply not there

In the Labour milieu, people are talking of a government...

Complacency in a comfortable age
Josanne Cassar

Meanwhile, the populace can only stand by and watch as towns and villages are irreversibly destroyed in the name of progress, much like the residents of Venice...

Meanwhile, the populace can only stand by and watch as...

Grants for animal adoptions: Doling out cheques is only a stop-gap measure
Josanne Cassar

Money can solve certain problems it’s true, but when one is not addressing the root cause, then it is merely a temporary stop-gap measure

Money can solve certain problems it’s true, but when...

You can vote, but you can’t contest...
Raphael Vassallo

I may be reaching that age when I start looking at ‘16-year-olds’ and actually assume they’re much closer to 10 or 12. It might be an unfair...

I may be reaching that age when I start looking at...

The BOV La Valette property fund: a saga worth recalling
Michael Falzon

The reaction of BoV was a public relations disaster. Rather than engaging with...

The reaction of BoV was a public relations disaster. Rather...

Transforming social responsibility to social advocacy for legacy | Jesmond Saliba

While companies may initially fear the sectarian mentality in a tiny nation-state like ours, corporate social advocacy can be a catalyst to overcome this same...

While companies may initially fear the sectarian mentality...

Are we serious about getting rid of cronyism?
Josanne Cassar

Election after election, there are many who have obtained their positions,...

Election after election, there are many who have obtained...

The ambassador for the promotion of ugliness
Saviour Balzan

Many talk of referenda for hunting and trapping, but perhaps it is time to...

Many talk of referenda for hunting and trapping, but...

Syrian conflict heightens dangers of US-Russian confrontation
Matthew Bugeja

US troops and Russian mercenaries exchanging fire in Syria is a dangerous twist...

US troops and Russian mercenaries exchanging fire in Syria...

Deconstructing the foreign critique about Malta
Josanne Cassar

If we are to improve the country and fix what is wrong before it is too late,...

If we are to improve the country and fix what is wrong...

Direct orders, directly in breach of regulations
Raphael Vassallo

Governments routinely break all the rules and regulations they set for everyone...

Governments routinely break all the rules and regulations...

Fearne, Muscat and the Labour leadership
Frank Psaila

Muscat’s Qormi statement makes Fearne’s ambitions increasingly difficult to attain. Muscat has – in not so many words – told him to...

Muscat’s Qormi statement makes Fearne’s...

Truth is in the eye of the beholder
Evarist Bartolo

Do we really want an authority, whether Facebook or someone else, that controls what is shared and posted? It’s not like the truth has any chance

Do we really want an authority, whether Facebook or someone...

Money as a measure of success? Only ‘now’. And only ‘here’...
Raphael Vassallo

The rest of the EU is driven by ‘higher values’. It is only here in...

The rest of the EU is driven by ‘higher...

Lobbying is good for you
Michael Falzon

Someone must have lobbied to get the Planning Authority’s approval for the absurd platform... but many more lobbied for its removal. In this case, common...

Someone must have lobbied to get the Planning...