‘The Passion of Adrian Delia’
Raphael Vassallo
Is it because – as Ranier Fsadni seems to suggest, in a recent Times article – there is simply “no leadership alternative to Bernard Grech at present”? Or...
A legally rigged system for the PLPN | Ralph Cassar
For those who choose to forget, who see politics as one long party, with lots of flag waving and loud music, 2006 is ‘the past’. But it is the past which is still...
This skewed electoral system just has to change
Josanne Cassar

Our already flawed electoral system is ripe for abuse by those who are pulling...

Our already flawed electoral system is ripe for abuse by...

Abela should set the tone with his new administration
Saviour Balzan

Prime Minister Robert Abela should use the first six months ahead of him to...

Prime Minister Robert Abela should use the first six months...

One does not simply ‘kick Ian Borg upstairs’…
Raphael Vassallo

We all seem resigned to a situation, whereby a portfolio as vitally...

We all seem resigned to a situation, whereby...

The Pope’s uncomfortable truths

One hopes that the local church will emulate the Pontiff, by showing the same political commitment for social justice: while refraining from the kind of...

One hopes that the local church will emulate the Pontiff,...

Soft minds on humanities | Timothy Gambin

So, the next time the MEA, or anyone else for that matter, would like to...

So, the next time the MEA, or anyone else for that matter,...

The PN grassroots strike back
Michael Falzon

Have those who have wrought so many problems within the PN taken their lesson?

Have those who have wrought so many problems within the PN...

60,000 different reasons for not voting
Josanne Cassar

The worst thing any political party can do after a defeat is to turn its cannons onto the electorate, blaming them for the result - And yet, the immediate...

The worst thing any political party can do after a defeat...

The prayer we need to be reciting
Saviour Balzan

I believe that Grech has had all the good intention in the world in taking up the PN leadership, but I see neither savoir-faire nor sophistication in trying to...

I believe that Grech has had all the good intention in the...

If Grech stays, his reforms must be far-reaching

Only a leader with a clear vision for this party, with the stamina to coax it...

Only a leader with a clear vision for this party, with the...

Alfred Sant: Cancellation of Azzopardi play just like we are back to the 1960s

Sant: Mario Philip Azzopardi has my full solidarity. What has been done with his play and production is shameful.

Sant: Mario Philip Azzopardi has my full...

Transformed by grief: my ‘bonus year’ at the side of my late mother
Mark Camilleri Gambin

There is no ‘getting over’ a loss: we have no choice but to live on with grief thereafter. This sense of finality and inevitability gives this...

There is no ‘getting over’ a loss: we have...

Circumventing the Constitution and ordinary law on hunting | Kevin Aquilina
Kevin Aquilina

The WBRU is in a situation of lawlessness: the Gozo Minister enjoys no power over the WBRU and is not answerable in the House for its actions. The environment...

The WBRU is in a situation of lawlessness: the Gozo...

A paradoxical election

The high number of non-voters also suggests that a large segment may not feel represented in the current two-party set up anymore; and this should increase...

The high number of non-voters also suggests that a large...

How about making today a ‘Day of Silence’ instead?
Raphael Vassallo

Or do we need that ‘silence’ a whole lot more, on a day...

Or do we need that ‘silence’ a whole lot more,...

Bernard Grech has to go
Saviour Balzan

“No matter how humble Abela claims he will be... we need a new fighting force to keep a powerful government in check

“No matter how humble Abela claims he will be... we...

A bland campaign which only served to piss people off
Josanne Cassar

The two big parties were competing to see who can be the biggest spender as if...

The two big parties were competing to see who can be the...

Not back to square one!
Michael Falzon

Time will tell whether Abela’s other victory that led to his succeeding Muscat as the Labour Party leader was, in fact, just a poisoned chalice; or...

Time will tell whether Abela’s other victory that led...

The only loser is democracy

Under such circumstances, one cannot expect the same voter enthusiasm that has characterised elections in the past

Under such circumstances, one cannot expect the same voter...