Why go to all this trouble to sabotage a peaceful protest?
Josanne Cassar
When you go to such lengths to try and diminish a protest, it means you are not on such a sound footing anymore and that perhaps even those who voted for you, whom you took so...
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...
The vicious circle of economic migration
Josanne Cassar

As foreigners continue to be spoken of in disparaging terms, and more FB groups claim they want Malta back, and as the authorities insist we need more foreign...

As foreigners continue to be spoken of in disparaging...

Getting all excited about unconfirmed press reports again, are we?
Raphael Vassallo

But let’s not get too lost in speculation. In what seems to be a...

But let’s not get too lost in speculation. In what...

The ghosts of Labour past
Michael Falzon

This is a case where heads must roll. Assurances issued – as an afterthought – by the University Rector are not enough

This is a case where heads must roll. Assurances issued...

Strange things happen to people in job interviews...
Raphael Vassallo

If – with hindsight – Helena Dalli ‘disagreed’ with...

If – with hindsight – Helena Dalli...

The hardest job in the world
Josanne Cassar

As soon as your toddler toddles off to kindergarten, that is just the beginning because soon you will be faced by other options – should you send them to...

As soon as your toddler toddles off to kindergarten, that...

Topless bathing on Facebook
Saviour Balzan

Cassola is often right about many of his arguments, but if he presents them in his infantile gripe-a-day manner in the form of Facebook posts... how can he...

Cassola is often right about many of his arguments, but if...

The mills of God grind slowly...
Raphael Vassallo

The 'mills of Maltese justice' also grind slowly. There is, in brief, no guarantee that justice will actually be served, no matter how long the wait

The 'mills of Maltese justice' also grind slowly....

Want to stop hate culture? Stop spreading it
Josanne Cassar

When are Facebook users going to learn that it is not some corner bar where you...

When are Facebook users going to learn that it is not some...

A (short) history of impunity
Saviour Balzan

'When it comes to rule of law, it is important to remember that Malta’s culture of impunity has been around for longer than we can ever imagine'....

'When it comes to rule of law, it is important to...

Catalonia, statehood, and the end of history
Matthew Bugeja

Contrary to Francis Fukuyama’s writings, we are not at the end of...

Contrary to Francis Fukuyama’s writings, we are not...

So, what do we really, really want?
Josanne Cassar

What does anyone in Government have to gain by threatening musicians in such a way?  With all eyes scrutinising every step Muscat makes in how he is...

What does anyone in Government have to gain by threatening...

‘Two-thirds majority proposal’ will not work
Raphael Vassallo

The idea to appoint police commissioner and attorney general by two-thirds...

The idea to appoint police commissioner and attorney...

On Catalonia, the use and abuse of history
Carmel Vassallo

Like all texts which have to accommodate often conflicting interests, the...

Like all texts which have to accommodate often conflicting...

Teachers deserve much better
Evarist Bartolo

Schools are often the 'melting pot of society', that face the wrath of a culmination of societal issues...

Schools are often the 'melting pot of society',...

People don’t have opinions, they have parties
Michael Falzon

People have a difficulty in understanding the implications of the word...

People have a difficulty in understanding the implications...

If you want to ‘Occupy Castille’... win an election
Raphael Vassallo

Taken literally, 'Occupy Castille' is a rallying cry to overthrow a...

Taken literally, 'Occupy Castille' is a rallying...

Freedom to offend? Tony tests the waters
Josanne Cassar

You see, that’s the thing with free speech; it’s a two way street even when the tune being played does not sit well with your own music score

You see, that’s the thing with free speech;...

What matters counts
Saviour Balzan

Beyond Daphne, the sad truth is that there are few veteran journalists working with independent houses who have not been pushed into a corner and reduced to...

Beyond Daphne, the sad truth is that there are few veteran...