Out of control, under control
Saviour Balzan
Every society needs to be confronted with rules, ours is not
‘Fratelli Tutti’: a guide to the new encyclical | Charles Scicluna
He uses the term ‘political charity’ and when he talks about the politics we need he says: “Here I would once more observe that politics must not be subject to...
Budget 2021: More of the same... hoping COVID-19 will vanish into thin air
Michael Falzon

The decrease in the approval rate of the current administration must have influenced government’s thinking. Many interpreted the decision to extend the...

The decrease in the approval rate of the current...

Robert Abela is always right, and his critics are always wrong. Any questions?
Raphael Vassallo

Each and every single time Robert Abela is in any way criticised – be it over his (utterly disastrous) handling of the COVID-19 crisis; or his stance on...

Each and every single time Robert Abela is in any way...

As long as we treat politics like a cult, there is no hope
Josanne Cassar

The inability of many voters to set aside their deep-held beliefs and emotions...

The inability of many voters to set aside their deep-held...

Where’s our green deal on Malta’s shrinking countryside?
Saviour Balzan

Even well before 1964, the Maltese rural footprint has been misshapen and...

Even well before 1964, the Maltese rural footprint has been...

We need to talk about abortion | Noah Fabri

In the hands of politicians the debate becomes another political football that...

In the hands of politicians the debate becomes another...

A new European Bauhaus | Ursula von der Leyen

People should be able to feel, see and experience the European Green Deal

People should be able to feel, see and experience the...

The right thing to do. But it will not be easy...
Saviour Balzan

Prime Minister Robert Abela has a dilemma. He knows that he could potentially...

Prime Minister Robert Abela has a dilemma. He knows that he...

You have to mean what you say, and say what you mean
Josanne Cassar

The PM does not have the correct advisors or PR people who can pull him to one...

The PM does not have the correct advisors or PR people who...

Social housing needs an overhaul
Ryan Callus

I appeal to the Siggiewi local council, to make away with partisan politics, and place country before political tribalism

I appeal to the Siggiewi local council, to make away with...

Remove Queen Victoria’s statue? ‘We are not amused’...
Raphael Vassallo

To me, that famous wartime photograph of Queen Victoria, surveying the...

To me, that famous wartime photograph of Queen Victoria,...

[WATCH] Saviour Balzan’s video blog | Police must call in people who made bomb that killed Daphne Caruana Galizia
Saviour Balzan

Saviour Balzan questions the police’s motive in not calling in the bomb makers behind Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination

Saviour Balzan questions the police’s motive in...

Recognising the world’s most vulnerable people
Mark A. Schapiro

It is critical we recognise and support the world’s most vulnerable...

It is critical we recognise and support the world’s...

Punching down on those anxious about immigration will not help us move forward
Michaela Muscat

LONG READ • Racist rhetoric is cause for alarm, but what does it say about those vocal on human rights, rule of law and good governance, and a...

LONG READ • Racist rhetoric is cause for alarm, but...

Are we back to business as usual?
Josanne Cassar

As we look to the future, will it also be business as usual in the way we treat foreign nationals when (or if) they come back here for work?

As we look to the future, will it also be business as usual...

A consumption-driven recovery plan
Michael Falzon

Our government seems to be acting to ensure the statistical average can be reached while ignoring the plight of those who are going hungry

Our government seems to be acting to ensure the statistical...

Enter Jean Claude Micallef, Nationalist reject now populist clown
Saviour Balzan

Jean Claude Micallef is simply eager about being spoken about, driven by a...

Jean Claude Micallef is simply eager about being spoken...

What can’t be laughed at, can never be defeated
Raphael Vassallo

Why run the risk of depriving future generations of a cultural influence that...

Why run the risk of depriving future generations of a...

The EU must recognise the realities of Mediterranean member states | Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi

It is imperative the EU gives due consideration to the Mediterranean perspectives

It is imperative the EU gives due consideration to the...