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 expect to retain any...
Democracy stares down Communism
Matthew Bugeja
China has global ambitions to export its ideology abroad - but is finding it difficult to convince Hong Kong of its appeal. An irresistible force against an immovable object
The National Writers' Congress: Our strategy
Mark Camilleri

We hope to be much more advanced thanks to the achievements of the Congress,...

We hope to be much more advanced thanks to the achievements...

Consumption of news in the visual age
Josanne Cassar

The reliance on the visual rather than the written is a trend which has grown ever since Smart phones became all the rage

The reliance on the visual rather than the written is a...

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...

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...

When you go to such lengths to try and diminish a protest,...

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...

In the world of social networks and the tangled web of...

Time for parties to rein in their thugs
Raphael Vassallo

Does the PN (or Labour, for that matter) need to surround itself with strongarm tough-guys, in today’s political climate?

Does the PN (or Labour, for that matter) need to surround...

Andrea Camilleri: Much more than Montalbano
Evarist Bartolo

I would like to pay my respects by repeating what author Simonetta Agnello...

I would like to pay my respects by repeating what author...

The DB deceit: will the Planning Authority be an accomplice?
Arnold Cassola

The cheek of the DB Group knows no boundaries. Of course, they feel that they...

The cheek of the DB Group knows no boundaries. Of course,...

Cutting down trees to widen roads is not just wrong. It is evil
Raphael Vassallo

And our government’s policy holds that the economy takes precedence over...

And our government’s policy holds that the economy...

Suddenly, we are half a million!
Michael Falzon

The question now is whether Malta intends to press the brake at some point, or better still, whether our territory should be loaded with a bigger population...

The question now is whether Malta intends to press the...

Them foreign hordes
Saviour Balzan

The Maltese remain a pragmatic society which understands its livelihood, and quality of life is intrinsically dependent on the thousands of foreign workers

The Maltese remain a pragmatic society which understands...

That’s some legacy you’re leaving behind, Ian
Josanne Cassar

You are not allowed to contradict [Ian Borg] on the Central Link Project, which...

You are not allowed to contradict [Ian Borg] on the Central...

Checking Malta’s powerful Prime Minister through constitutional reforms
Michael Briguglio

As a neutral political figurehead, President George Vella may be best placed to rely on the report of the Venice Commission to lead the reform process to a...

As a neutral political figurehead, President George Vella...

Slow drivers don’t cause accidents, over-speeding does
Josanne Cassar

Contrary to the claims of the people commenting on the above-mentioned...

Contrary to the claims of the people commenting on the...

To lecture us about democracy, you have to be democratic…
Raphael Vassallo

Rob democracy of the fundamental principle of opposition, and what remains...

Rob democracy of the fundamental principle of opposition,...