Was this about insubordination... or a clash over liberal policies?
Josanne Cassar
Someone with such a liberal ideology as Mario Mallia working within the constraints of a very conservative entity as the Catholic Church was bound to meet resistance sooner or...
What the sacking of Mario Mallia tells us about the Church
Saviour Balzan
Mallia’s sacking does reveal how the whims of religious zealots inside these religious orders which control faith schools, can harm conscientious and loyal teachers who seem...
Climate activism has so far been fairly peaceful: that might change
The Conversation

Rob Jubb, Alex McLaughlin | Peaceful protests hailed as producing political...

Rob Jubb, Alex McLaughlin | Peaceful protests hailed as...

Can we stop all this ‘Balance between Environment and Economy’ bullshit, please?
Raphael Vassallo

Where, in a nutshell, can any sign of this so-called ‘balance between environment and economy’ ever be seen: in this, or any other analogous case?

Where, in a nutshell, can any sign of this so-called...

Europe’s gas crisis: a degree less in cooling

Gas savings can already be delivered in the summer by reducing the peak...

Gas savings can already be delivered in the summer by...

Right of reply: Sacking of Mario Mallia

Dominican Order right of reply over sacking of Mario Mallia as reported by MaltaToday

Dominican Order right of reply over sacking of Mario Mallia...

Shine on you crazy… butterfly
Raphael Vassallo

Let’s face it: you can’t not at least ‘appreciate’ that sort of ballsy, in-your-face, cockiness… not to mention the sheer,...

Let’s face it: you can’t not at least...

Aaaargh... Azerbaijan!
Michael Falzon

Forn the EU, choosing between Putin and Aliyev is an exercise in opting for the lesser evil. No kudos for Muscat or Malta, surely

Forn the EU, choosing between Putin and Aliyev is an...

The elephant in the room
Saviour Balzan

When the recession emerges with a vengeance, rest assured that the rich and well-off will be the biggest moaners... and the least affected

When the recession emerges with a vengeance, rest assured...

Escalating violence and Malta’s changing demographic: perception or fact?
Josanne Cassar

Rather than a laidback, slow-paced island, the country has turned into a sprawling metropolis where one town and village spills over into the next and...

Rather than a laidback, slow-paced island, the country has...

Ursula goes to Baku...

While Joseph Muscat is justified in saying that this agreement shows that he was no pariah in seeking energy cooperation with an autocratic regime, he is also...

While Joseph Muscat is justified in saying that this...

How much of Malta has to burn to ashes, before we start taking climate change seriously?
Raphael Vassallo

So instead of ‘doing their bit’, by trying to be as hydrologically ‘self-sufficient’ as possible… these new developments only...

So instead of ‘doing their bit’, by trying to...

Sexual violence in conflict
Renee Laiviera

Sustainable peace can only be achieved through women’s economic and political empowerment, alongside their involvement in decision-making processes

Sustainable peace can only be achieved through...

The right to health for people who use drugs | Karen Mamo

Employed as a double-edged sword by actors representing the interests of...

Employed as a double-edged sword by actors representing the...

A line that should not be crossed

In short, a Prime Minister is neither a salesman, nor a monarch; but a servant of the people. At moments, Robert Abela seems to forget this crucial fact

In short, a Prime Minister is neither a salesman, nor a...

No, Jason. There is nothing ‘mad’ about voting for a free boob-job…
Raphael Vassallo

But the best part of all is that – judging by his own reaction – Jason Azzopardi still doesn’t understand that this is precisely WHY both he,...

But the best part of all is that – judging by his own...

520,000 and counting
Michael Falzon

Government should embark on a consultation exercise in its search to find yet another economic model that considers our population density as the main...

Government should embark on a consultation exercise in its...

Let’s stop giving ‘bad boys’ a free pass
Josanne Cassar

While it might sound like young athletes are being treated like precious...

While it might sound like young athletes are being treated...

The curious story of Manwel Cuschieri
Saviour Balzan

Abela’s rebuffed and discarded militants, aides and colleagues – though they might not be very vocal now – could someday return to haunt him...

Abela’s rebuffed and discarded militants, aides and...

Expediting justice requires investment

It is manifestly useless to simply stamp our feet, and demand a faster and more efficient justice system... unless we are also willing to put our money where...

It is manifestly useless to simply stamp our feet, and...