An agony aunt for the glasshouse brigade
Matthew Vella
No social media presence makes children fair game in the guilt-by-association war of political shaming, something that became a fact of life for Malta in the last decade
Casualties of ‘war’
Raphael Vassallo
‘Sticks and stones’ may indeed ‘break your bones’... but words will hurt you far, far more in the long term
Iran squeezed by US sanctions
Matthew Bugeja

Iran backed into a corner, but it may withstand pressure from Trump

Iran backed into a corner, but it may withstand pressure...

You can’t take it with you, and yet so many act as if they can
Josanne Cassar

The lack of control we have over our own destiny should be obvious to all, and...

The lack of control we have over our own destiny should be...

The term ‘fake news’ is doing great harm | Joshua Habgood-Coote
The Conversation

In the mouths of right-wing demagogues, the accusation is a command not to...

In the mouths of right-wing demagogues, the accusation is a...

Malta from a different perspective
Evarist Bartolo

When you live with something you tend to under-appreciate it. It’s a common thing across the world. This is why I think we don’t value enough the...

When you live with something you tend to under-appreciate...

The mother of all direct orders
Michael Falzon

The biggest direct order I can remember was when Mintoff negotiated the purchase of a boiler for the Marsa power station – eventually bought for some...

The biggest direct order I can remember was when Mintoff...

If you ‘shame them’... you can’t ‘beat them’
Raphael Vassallo

The ‘anti-Delia faction’ – for want of a better description...

The ‘anti-Delia faction’ – for want of a...

[WATCH] Even Malta needs to have a debate on abortion
Saviour Balzan

Saviour Balzan's videoblog | In 2018, Malta too has to hold a debate on...

Saviour Balzan's videoblog | In 2018, Malta too has to...

From Naxxar, an open letter  to the Prime Minister
Daniela Debono

This development will dilute and crowd out the alternative waves of sociality...

This development will dilute and crowd out the alternative...

1964 and all that
Michael Falzon

One always has to keep in mind that Malta was not a colony like India or some African territory to be exploited economically but rather, a military base...

One always has to keep in mind that Malta was not a colony...

Is it possible to have progress without regress?
Josanne Cassar

Changes have brought about a more tolerant, relaxed society where (on the...

Changes have brought about a more tolerant, relaxed society...

Don't mention the a-word
Saviour Balzan

If I had a vote in Ireland I would have voted for the ban on abortion to be repealed from the Constitution. And I would give my reasons why

If I had a vote in Ireland I would have voted for the ban...

Why we’re talking about pride | Sarah Haider

Labour youths are not just reclaiming the labels set upon us, but setting a...

Labour youths are not just reclaiming the labels set upon...

The final straw
Josanne Cassar

Schools are being distributed with milk in small cartons in schools... spoilt by something stupid like adding a single-use straw

Schools are being distributed with milk in small...

For Gaza’s peaceful protesters, power is all about perception | Leonie Fleischmann
The Conversation

Despite the protests’ non-violent origins and goals, events unfolded rather differently. As is common in civil resistance movements, a violent fringe...

Despite the protests’ non-violent origins and goals,...

The key to a prosperous future
Evarist Bartolo

If we enhance an individual’s ability by providing windows of opportunities along the way, we are maximising a person’s potential

If we enhance an individual’s ability by providing...

Playing the underdog card
Frank Psaila

Rather than boosting the Gozitan private sector, the Labour government dealt it a heavy blow

Rather than boosting the Gozitan private sector, the Labour...

We’re still in time to save Manoel Island
Raphael Vassallo

What’s our excuse today, for denying public access to a cultural heritage...

What’s our excuse today, for denying public access to...

Trust in the Police needs  to be rebuilt
Josanne Cassar

Many ordinary people have resigned themselves to the fact that there is no one out there who can help them: whether it is rambunctious teenagers making a...

Many ordinary people have resigned themselves to the fact...

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