Humanity’s inevitable fate
We thirst for the altruism of the young, and the inter-generational justice that must be delivered for the mess that we and those before us have made of climate change. Nothing...
In defence of long-term planning
In reality, however, over the past six years of economic growth we have seen little sign of this: especially in the planning sector, where the emphasis has been on more flexible...
Crossing the digital divide
Yes, teachers need to be valued more

Dealing with children coming from varied backgrounds, each with their individual life stories, aspirations and values, is no easy job. It requires an...

Dealing with children coming from varied backgrounds, each...

Transparency applies to the law courts, too
University has a lot to learn

Above all, Malta needs critical voices: people who can dissect power and speak to it without fear or favour. If the University of Malta is not capable of...

Above all, Malta needs critical voices: people who can...

The Farrugias’ fateful legacy

Under the circumstances, it is debatable whether the PD can even be said to exist any longer, as a political force in this country

Under the circumstances, it is debatable whether the PD can...

Revisiting the IIP

Certainly, it would be a mistake to return to the uncompromising attitudes of yesteryear: whereby ‘Maltese citizenship’ was considered a...

Certainly, it would be a mistake to return to the...

One year later…

Much more work needs to be done if Joseph Muscat is to deliver on his most important electoral promise of all: the creation of an egalitarian society based on...

Much more work needs to be done if Joseph Muscat is to...

Justice must be seen to be done

As the latest Enemalta scandal unfolds, there is an increasing danger of losing sight of what really happened in the mad scramble to apportion or deflect...

As the latest Enemalta scandal unfolds, there is an...

A loss for the people?

The next President should be able to offer a social, reconciliatory hand and straddle the political divide as a unifying figurehead, embracing an understanding...

The next President should be able to offer a social,...

No waivers on ethics

Franco Mercieca should make his plans for the immediate future clear

Franco Mercieca should make his plans for the immediate...

A legion of small fry

The government is claiming to have advice from the Attorney General that what so many consumers and businesses did in paying the perpetrators of the rigged...

The government is claiming to have advice from the Attorney...

Politics of perception

The results of our survey about the popularity of Cabinet ministers make for interesting and occasionally surprising reading.

The results of our survey about the popularity of Cabinet...

No one is above the law

The UN said Church rules are not in conformity with provisions relating to children's rights to be protected against discrimination, violence and all forms of...

The UN said Church rules are not in conformity with...

A long overdue step in the right direction

A system of state funding may go some distance towards addressing an apparently...

A system of state funding may go some distance towards...

Some citizens are more equal

The revised IIP scheme launched last Thursday may have satisfied the European Commission, but one of the main bones of contention has been left unaddressed.

The revised IIP scheme launched last Thursday may have...

Putting Church and State asunder

Ordinary citizens fully concur with the need for a separation between ecclesiastical and government affairs

Ordinary citizens fully concur with the need for a...

Governing in prose

If there was a lesson to be learnt from recent events, it would be that Muscat and his government should stop believing their own hype

If there was a lesson to be learnt from recent events, it...

Addicted to politics

The choice of next President may provide an opportunity to begin a ‘detox’ process to address the country’s burgeoning political addiction.

The choice of next President may provide an opportunity to...