Divisions cannot be healed by meaningless, empty rhetoric
Raphael Vassallo
George Vella thinks he’s going to ‘heal the division’? How, exactly? By drawing on his vast experience as a ‘conciliatory figure’ in Maltese...
It's not all Greco to me
Michael Falzon
Whether our prime ministers were benign or malign dictators is not the result of our set-up, but the result of their level of prudence – or imprudence
Green issues can take  centre-stage with young voters
Evarist Bartolo

Students highlighted traffic problems and solutions through an educational...

Students highlighted traffic problems and solutions through...

What can empty chairs do about freedom of expression?
Raphael Vassallo

Ana Gomes was talking to a bunch of empty chairs, too. And empty chairs cannot...

Ana Gomes was talking to a bunch of empty chairs, too. And...

Right-wing populists have a plan to upset the European consensus
Michael Falzon

There is no doubt that right-wing populist movements and related political...

There is no doubt that right-wing populist movements and...

Chris Fearne saves the day
Josanne Cassar

Given how quickly the latest crucifix controversy seems to have developed and given the speed with which Fearne immediately swept in, one would be forgiven for...

Given how quickly the latest crucifix controversy seems to...

A day in the life of the hypocrites
Saviour Balzan

MPs are well known for seeking the blessing of business patrons, which is why those who accuse their colleagues when they themselves sucked off the teat of big...

MPs are well known for seeking the blessing of business...

EXPLAINER | Julian Assange: WikiLeaks founder arrested in London
The Conversation

Gbenga Oduntan • What we know so far abour the arrest of WikiLeaks founder...

Gbenga Oduntan • What we know so far abour the arrest...

Big Chief he say: ‘Follow your leader…’
Raphael Vassallo

In a nutshell, Delia has himself delineated the precise extent of his own...

In a nutshell, Delia has himself delineated the precise...

Adrian Delia: A trial by Whatsapp
Evarist Bartolo

The mess the PN is in is driving down the level of debate and the way we do politics. We all need to pause and return to a sense of normality and civility in...

The mess the PN is in is driving down the level of debate...

[WATCH] European elections: why Muscat won’t take in the Sea-Watch migrants
Saviour Balzan

Malta’s refusal to succour the Sea-Watch migrant is simply fuelled by one consideration: the coming European elections

Malta’s refusal to succour the Sea-Watch migrant is...

Is our obsession with private lives the future of Maltese politics?
Raphael Vassallo

This is like some bizarre, freakish Reality Show, in which a family is seen...

This is like some bizarre, freakish Reality Show, in which...

Corinthia: public land, private profits... when will this shenanigan stop?
Michael Falzon

There are other areas of public land that could be developed for high-end residences. Is government prepared to sell them for peanuts to whoever throws in a...

There are other areas of public land that could be...

Distractions and compensations
Saviour Balzan

The compensation being offered to Corinthia is absolutely shameful. It will encourage others to turn to government to enter this consideration for compensation...

The compensation being offered to Corinthia is absolutely...

And what if this is really just another smear campaign?
Josanne Cassar

The general sentiment is that no one likes this kind of thing. It is like being...

The general sentiment is that no one likes this kind of...

The world in 2019: China, Russia and Iran sprint ahead
Matthew Bugeja

Domestic troubles force Trump to take “America First” abroad,...

Domestic troubles force Trump to take “America...

Adrian Delia: A private battle under public scrutiny
Josanne Cassar

The breakdown of a marriage is an intimate, fragile thing. Anyone who writes...

The breakdown of a marriage is an intimate, fragile thing....

The year of silly gimmicks
Michael Falzon

2018 might well be described as the year of silly gimmicks but it can hardly be perceived as the year of the beginning of the end of Joseph Muscat’s hold...

2018 might well be described as the year of silly gimmicks...

In defence of 2018
Raphael Vassallo

For starters: there is no reason under the sun why the calendar year should ‘start’ or ‘end’ at precisely midnight on 31st December; or...

For starters: there is no reason under the sun why the...

A lesson in hope
Josanne Cassar

'I only wish we had more local politicians who are not willing to compromise their values, and who are ready to be the voice of the real people, and not...

'I only wish we had more local politicians who are not...