My cause is an effective democracy. I am one of its rebels | Ivan Bartolo
My loyalty sits with all well-meaning citizens that acknowledge the wrongdoings of our government and aspire to live in a normal effective democracy for the common good, care and...
A truly democratic civil society is our only hope | Kurt Borg
Our politicians have made a joke of institutions, procedures, décor, political debate and partisan politics. This is what will continue to dominate the political landscape...
Lying about others can only damage the United States’ own credibility | Zhaofeng Wang

The United States is the sole superpower in the world, yet it seems that lying about others has become its major diplomacy tool. How unfortunate

The United States is the sole superpower in the world, yet...

Can Labour come clean?
Michael Falzon

These are all signs that Robert Abela is working on a new image of Labour, before he decides to hold the next general election

These are all signs that Robert Abela is working on a new...

Nice garden. Let’s demolish it, and build a petrol station instead...
Raphael Vassallo

No, no, make no mistake. As Boromir would no doubt have put it: 'not with 10,000 legal arguments can you possibly justify a criminal injustice of this...

No, no, make no mistake. As Boromir would no doubt have put...

Reforming the book industry during the hardest-ever economic crisis in history
Mark Camilleri

I sincerely hope the government comes to term with the necessity of taking the matter at hand with the serious approach it deserves

I sincerely hope the government comes to term with the...

State schools should not be the Cinderella of education
Josanne Cassar

When it comes to financial resources, state schools should not be the...

When it comes to financial resources, state schools should...

Out of control, under control
Saviour Balzan

Every society needs to be confronted with rules, ours is not

Every society needs to be confronted with rules, ours is not

‘No one forges documents to uncover the truth’
Raphael Vassallo

In this particular case, the intention could only have been to completely...

In this particular case, the intention could only have been...

Creating a centre for books in Valletta
Mark Camilleri

As more people opted to buy books online, local bookshops took a hit and Maltese consumers increasingly became less exposed to Maltese books

As more people opted to buy books online, local bookshops...

Standing up for journalism before it’s too late
Yannick Pace

Yannick Pace, Chris Peregin, Tim Diacono • For the public and key...

Yannick Pace, Chris Peregin, Tim Diacono • For the...

Is it cos they isn’t black?
Raphael Vassallo

Which streets did she walk through, I wonder? And who the hell did she talk to? It certainly couldn’t have been anyone who happens to share her prejudice...

Which streets did she walk through, I wonder? And who the...

Another brick in the wall
Michael Falzon

This is just another brick in the wall of some castle that is continually being expanded

This is just another brick in the wall of some castle that...

[WATCH] A sense of vindication
Saviour Balzan

Aaron Bugeja’s inquiry report leaves very little hope to those who wished the allegations against the Prime Minister and his wife to be true, Saviour...

Aaron Bugeja’s inquiry report leaves very little hope...

Our fascination with bling
Josanne Cassar

News websites are also sliding down this slippery slope in running PR pieces thinly disguised as ‘news’, in exchange for often hefty sponsorships

News websites are also sliding down this slippery slope in...

Barra, barra, barra… oops!
Kurt Sansone

Egrant symbolises the willingness of a PN that was ready to latch on to anything, even a lie, that reinforced the belief that Joseph Muscat and his government...

Egrant symbolises the willingness of a PN that was ready to...

Terinu, part II
Saviour Balzan

If the inquiry completely absolves the Muscat couple, there is little doubt in my mind that Muscat’s ascendancy will be stratospheric

If the inquiry completely absolves the Muscat couple, there...

No need to sanctify someone after their death
Josanne Cassar

When a tragic death occurs, tributes get reproduced verbatim as ‘news...

When a tragic death occurs, tributes get reproduced...

Why is Malta not Iceland?
Raphael Vassallo

Iceland seems to have no difficulty achieving that sort of unity, in both football and politics. Malta? In football, it would fall apart the moment we came up...

Iceland seems to have no difficulty achieving that sort of...

Lingua Nostra, Lingue Nostre | Kurt Gabriel Meli

The Emma Muscat ‘incident’ on Maltese and English provokes the...

The Emma Muscat ‘incident’ on Maltese and...