If only everyone who acts unethically were sacked just as quickly
Josanne Cassar
Are we really serious about firing people who behave badly? Then let’s keep going straight to the top where a government minister and the PM’s Chief of Staff are still...
Fearne on the frontline
Saviour Balzan
It does look rather strange to see Chris Fearne as a guest of honour at the Christmas lunch hosted by Zaren Vassallo
‘The season of good jeer…’
Raphael Vassallo

We have one set of grumpy, Grinchy people complaining about another equally grumpy, Grinchy group placing flowers and candles at a makeshift shrine to a...

We have one set of grumpy, Grinchy people complaining about...

G20 highlights global fractures
Matthew Bugeja

Global leaders gathered for G20 meetings amidst trade tensions, political risks and security issues

Global leaders gathered...

Just what the doctor ordered
Michael Falzon

Occupy Justice seem to believe their opinions are above those of the stupid people who elect their stupid representatives in Parliament – a Daphne...

Occupy Justice seem to believe their opinions are above...

Woman + Politics = Prostitute
Raphael Vassallo

Ultimately the word is intended to hurt because it projects the victim as the utmost perversion of society’s (very male) ideal of...

Ultimately the word is intended to hurt because it projects...

Hoist with his own petard
Saviour Balzan

On Delia and money laundering: a very senior police source who talked to me lamented that this was an old case and it had yet to be ascertained if the...

On Delia and money laundering: a very senior police source...

Running away from intimacy  into a fake, simulated world
Josanne Cassar

They will be living as if they are on an island, where social media becomes...

They will be living as if they are on an island, where...

Justified complaints vs constant moaning
Josanne Cassar

Between moaning about really silly things and criticizing any solutions, it seems we are quite happy to put up with the status quo as long as we can spend...

Between moaning about really silly things and criticizing...

Snobbery is wrong. But the real issue is inequality
James Debono

Class is invoked with gusto when denouncing snobbery, but remains taboo when it...

Class is invoked with gusto when denouncing snobbery, but...

Another Egrant in the making
Raphael Vassallo

Faced with a seemingly impregnable wall of ‘facts’ buttressing the argument, it is hard to really blame anyone for swallowing it hook, line and...

Faced with a seemingly impregnable wall of...

The social exclusion of children
Michael Briguglio

Commendable activities such as children’s parliament should be mainstreamed and children should be consulted more on what they would like to see at...

Commendable activities such as children’s parliament...

Genoa bridge collapse: maintaining these structures is a constant battle against traffic and decay
The Conversation

Marios Chryssanthopoulos • In the shadow of this terrible loss of life, it is worth remembering that bridge inspection and maintenance may be annoying for...

Marios Chryssanthopoulos • In the shadow of this...

The culture of hate
Michael Falzon

Their pointless stances and absurd allegations are the fruit of the culture of hate and are only serving to push more people into Muscat’s fold –...

Their pointless stances and absurd allegations are the...

The curious incident of the cat in the daytime...
Raphael Vassallo

‘Instant judgments’ keep coming thick and fast… no matter...

‘Instant judgments’ keep coming thick and...

It’s becoming harder and harder to keep the faith
Josanne Cassar

If priests and bishops feel they should be free to comment on social, current,...

If priests and bishops feel they should be free to comment...

Perhaps, a referendum on nature and ‘development’…
Saviour Balzan

Perhaps one can join this campaign with another moratorium on planned...

Perhaps one can join this campaign with another moratorium...

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...

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