Time for the numbers game – again
Michael Falzon
We need to ditch completely the current electoral system and replace it with one that helps the electorate, by reducing the sense of entitlement supporters of both parties...
There goes a thinking man...
Raphael Vassallo
Honestly, though: you’d have to be a right royal… erm… ‘bird’s nest’, not to applaud such an astonishingly glorious send-off…
Delivering heads on a stick

Much remains to be done, if we are to shed the image – so carelessly cultivated under the Muscat administration – that there was ‘one law for...

Much remains to be done, if we are to shed the image...

Trying too hard to be cool? The challenge of winning over young voters
Josanne Cassar

Try winning the young demographic in a more intelligent way, and not through publicity stunts which create a stir for five minutes and are forgotten

Try winning the young demographic in a more...

It’s simple: those who love you, would not lay a hand on you

Josianne Cutajar • Beyond laws and policies, lies the central issue...

Josianne Cutajar • Beyond laws and policies, lies...

Uploading Malta’s best to the EU | Cyrus Engerer

The Europe we live in, still needs work. By no means does the LGBTIQ Strategy...

The Europe we live in, still needs work. By no means does...

The sound of flatulence...
Raphael Vassallo

The surprise victory of Joe Mangion seems to have fired a much-needed rocket up the artistic establishment’s backside… maybe a deliberate,...

The surprise victory of Joe Mangion seems to have fired a...

The price of ‘buying the peace’

Abela’s solution therefore comes at a hefty price: both literally - in the sense that a larger Cabinet also means higher expense - but also in terms of...

Abela’s solution therefore comes at a hefty price:...

Going ‘beyond GDP’ | Daniel Darmanin, Maria Giulia Pace, Glenn Fenech

This is an opportune moment to make a choice on whether we want to go back to our old ways, or take this as a golden opportunity to build a better and more...

This is an opportune moment to make a choice on whether we...

Emergency contraception: our women’s needs are paramount | Rosianne Cutajar

Rosianne Cutajar • I have little patience for prejudice and the peddling of pointless fear in this country. There is nothing shameful about sex, and...

Rosianne Cutajar • I have little patience for...

Silence is violence | Erica Schembri

This year more women have lost their jobs, becoming financially dependent on their partner, and restrictive measures have locked many women in with their...

This year more women have lost their jobs, becoming...

Politics and the pandemic
Michael Falzon

How to tackle this problem is also a political issue – and the Opposition has the duty and every right to criticize any political decision made by the...

How to tackle this problem is also a political issue...

‘Speed’ isn’t everything, you know…
Raphael Vassallo

If we are going to dispense with the need for evidence, as a prerequisite for a...

If we are going to dispense with the need for evidence, as...

Inside the Bermuda Triangle of Corradino
Saviour Balzan

Beyond the recriminations, there is a bubble waiting to burst inside Corradino Correction Facility

Beyond the recriminations, there is a bubble waiting...

Stop blaming children for the behaviour of sexual predators
Josanne Cassar

When it comes to young children who have been exposed to sex, we must also be...

When it comes to young children who have been exposed to...

It’s a prison, not a personal fiefdom

Though not immediately related to any of the previous prison fatalities – most of which took place on Alexander Dalli’s watch – the attitude...

Though not immediately related to any of the previous...

Coronavirus: compliance with controls will fall over the winter holidays
The Conversation

Sheheryar Banuri • In the upcoming holidays we face a different problem: the effects our behaviour has on one another – or what we call social norms

Sheheryar Banuri • In the upcoming holidays we face a...

If cannabis is ‘bad for your health’... what’s prison?
Raphael Vassallo

I can safely say 100% certainty that the prison experience must have caused...

I can safely say 100% certainty that the prison experience...

Political tribalism is no substitute for common courtesy

 A substantial chunk of the Maltese electorate no longer identifies with a...

 A substantial chunk of the Maltese electorate no...

A frank view from Malta on migration | Evarist Bartolo
Evarist Bartolo

We do not have the carrying capacity to take in more irregular migrants and...

We do not have the carrying capacity to take in more...