From delusion to hope
Mark Said
Today, Malta is saddled with a government that launched structural reforms that were celebrated at the time of their approval but diluted or sabotaged at the time of their...
The opposition that has no name
Saviour Balzan
Maltese politics is crying out for some bright stars to combat the establishment and change it not from within but from without through the polling booths
Going to the dogs…
Raphael Vassallo

Where has Minister Anton Refalo actually been, while this crisis was ‘spiralling out of control’? And where is he still hiding today, for that...

Where has Minister Anton Refalo actually been, while this...

Policies not politics
Michael Falzon

Meloni has done little in the way of real reforms, but she has proved pragmatic, ditching hard-line policies and moving away from her past populist and...

Meloni has done little in the way of real reforms, but she...

What a waste of space
Daniel Xerri

When media houses give space to people with absurd views, they achieve nothing of value

When media houses give space to people with absurd views,...

Two leaders, two problems
Saviour Balzan

There is little doubt, that Malta is in dire need of an opposition party and the Labour Party must have an opposition to keep it on its toes. It is...

There is little doubt, that Malta is in dire need of an...

Increase in emergency calls by drug users: More abuse or less fear? | Karen Mamo

Increased presentations to the emergency services, primarily linked with cocaine and cannabis, are a shared reality across the EU

Increased presentations to the emergency services,...

A mistrusted and partial speaker?
Mark Said

Perhaps the time has come to consider a constitutional amendment whereby the Speaker is elected by a two-thirds majority with the same procedure as that...

Perhaps the time has come to consider a constitutional...

A geriatric for a US president
Michael Falzon

Pity the serious US voter if the campaign centres on the verbal slips of the two candidates! A geriatric race is on

Pity the serious US voter if the campaign centres on the...

Europe’s latest magic trick: turning farmers into villains…
Raphael Vassallo

Like a classic Panto villain (and in season, too!) an army of ‘evil,...

Like a classic Panto villain (and in season, too!) an army...

We are surrounded by narcissistic politicians
Josanne Cassar

It is one thing to give great sound bites and get social media all a flutter...

It is one thing to give great sound bites and get social...

Maserati Muscat and President Metsola
Saviour Balzan

As things stand, we will be still seeing much more of Maserati Muscat and President Metsola, but my feeling is that they will be orbiting around Mother Earth...

As things stand, we will be still seeing much more of...

Racial equality in housing
Renee Laiviera

Eliminating racial discrimination in housing requires sustained effort and collaboration from individuals, communities, policymakers, media, and society as a...

Eliminating racial discrimination in housing requires...

Strengthening our country: A collective effort | Steve Ellul

The need for unity should not translate into unfair decisions that impact the...

The need for unity should not translate into unfair...

Impartiality in political broadcasting? Not even possible, I’m afraid…
Raphael Vassallo

The same BA that now censures RTK for describing Lowell as ‘racist’, also has a history of censuring radio and TV stations for doing the very...

The same BA that now censures RTK for describing Lowell as...

Bend over, here it comes again | Daniel Xerri

Politicians do not lose any sleep over whether a constituent’s request...

Politicians do not lose any sleep over whether a...

Broadcasting Authority’s rude awakening
Michael Falzon

Of course, Norman Lowell is no common citizen and the BA complied to his wishes

Of course, Norman Lowell is no common citizen and the BA...

If you really want to stop the abuse, go after the source
Josanne Cassar

On being told that cramming numerous strangers into a house like animals was...

On being told that cramming numerous strangers into a house...

A dirty red flag of convenience
Saviour Balzan

Muscat’s flirtations on the Manuel Cuschieri show weaken Abela’s standing. If Muscat stands as an MEP candidate it will signal the demise of the...

Muscat’s flirtations on the Manuel Cuschieri show...

A repeat of 2017 in 2024? No thank you Joseph
James Debono

Do we really want to spend the next months discussing Egrant, Panama and...

Do we really want to spend the next months discussing...