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
Want to make a real impact? Clamp down on the culpable
Josanne Cassar
Aside from the debate about the ethical implications of showing photos and videos when such tragedies occur, I wonder if the shock factor will ever really work in this country
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...

Iceland Christmas ad: barred, but it will help 2018 go down as the year of 'corporate caring'
The Conversation

Cathrine Jansson-Boyd • A cynical person might say Iceland is simply trying to increase its sales. But if the outcome is good – generating...

Cathrine Jansson-Boyd • A cynical person might say...

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...

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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...

Malta from a different perspective
Evarist Bartolo

When you live with something you tend to under-appreciate it. It’s a common thing across the world. This is why I think we don’t value enough the...

When you live with something you tend to under-appreciate...

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