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
You can tell summer is almost over when...
Josanne Cassar

As the calendar creeps towards the end of September, for many it signals no...

As the calendar creeps towards the end of September, for...

‘Equality’ is one thing Malta never got from the EU
Raphael Vassallo

I didn’t know European member states had the right to...

I didn’t know European member states had the right to...

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...

Valletta is European Capital of Culture. Reasons to celebrate?
Teodor Reljic

Looking at 2018 | What are the implications of pitching this potentially...

Looking at 2018 | What are the implications of pitching...

How vital was Vitals?
Michael Falzon

As from the new year, new EU regulations do not allow governments to make contract with companies whose ultimate owner is unknown – as is the case of...

As from the new year, new EU regulations do not allow...

Adrian Delia and a revolution of confidence
Frank Psaila

Those who wish Delia fails are foolishly cutting their nose to spite their face...

Those who wish Delia fails are foolishly cutting their nose...

Come together (over my dead body)
Raphael Vassallo

The PN could only go one way or another; and whichever path it chose, it would automatically have lost a significant chunk of its voter base. The most recent...

The PN could only go one way or another; and whichever path...

Nature is trying to  tell us something
Josanne Cassar

Whether you live in a huge mansion and drive a Lamborghini, or whether you live in a modest mud hut in the middle of Africa where your feet are your only means...

Whether you live in a huge mansion and drive a Lamborghini,...

There is hope after all
Saviour Balzan

Could there be a “revival” of the printed newspaper? A newspaper that comes with a smell and offers that same sensation of paper with a reading...

Could there be a “revival” of the printed...

[WATCH] Saviour Balzan’s videoblog
Saviour Balzan

In his first videoblog of the year, Saviour Balzan runs through what the 2018 could, and should hold for the country, from the need to seriously address...

In his first videoblog of the year, Saviour Balzan runs...

Freedom of speech is not just for Christmas
Raphael Vassallo

The murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia cannot be viewed in isolation. It was an...

The murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia cannot be viewed in...

Towards a more humane education
Evarist Bartolo

We are all guilty, at some point, of telling our mother, father, son, daughter or even friend that we’re busy or we don’t have the time

We are all guilty, at some point, of telling our mother,...

It’s time to make children a priority again
Josanne Cassar

The problem with this all-encompassing, all-forgiving attitude which absolves...

The problem with this all-encompassing, all-forgiving...

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...