This is your legal system on drugs...
Raphael Vassallo
Amazing, isn’t it? By simply inserting the word ‘medical’ before any drug of one’s choice, one also automatically alters the chemical composition of the...
Caesar's pal
Michael Falzon
Criminal law follows scrupulously the assumption that everybody is innocent until proven guilty. This is an important legal precept, but it holds no water in the political arena
If only we knew
Saviour Balzan

In the Labour milieu, people are talking of a government that needs to act fast and of a strong Joseph Muscat who is simply not there

In the Labour milieu, people are talking of a government...

Complacency in a comfortable age
Josanne Cassar

Meanwhile, the populace can only stand by and watch as towns and villages are irreversibly destroyed in the name of progress, much like the residents of Venice...

Meanwhile, the populace can only stand by and watch as...

Leave or be shown the door

There is a big difference between the rules that govern how a court of law works, and the affect these have on all actors involved therein, and the rules that...

There is a big difference between the rules that govern how...

Grants for animal adoptions: Doling out cheques is only a stop-gap measure
Josanne Cassar

Money can solve certain problems it’s true, but when one is not addressing the root cause, then it is merely a temporary stop-gap measure

Money can solve certain problems it’s true, but when...

Labour’s only Opposition  comes from… Labour
Raphael Vassallo

Civil society is powerless to bring about change without access to the...

Civil society is powerless to bring about change without...

No ‘secret deals’ over human rights

Malta needs reassurance that it is not contravening international law, and committing human rights violations, through ‘secret deals’ with other...

Malta needs reassurance that it is not contravening...

The Archbishop’s gambit
Michael Falzon

Irrespective of one’s personal beliefs, there is no doubt that Archbishop Scicluna is one of a kind – the right kind, of course

Irrespective of one’s personal beliefs, there is no...

Why I think the Archbishop’s gesture matters...
Raphael Vassallo

Not all ‘public relations exercises’ are intrinsically evil; even...

Not all ‘public relations exercises’ are...

Charity marred by uncharitable behaviour
Josanne Cassar

We are reading more and more about people who do not have much; who are living hand to mouth, just about making ends meet between their rent/mortgage, daily...

We are reading more and more about people who do not have...

Does it all go away with just a sorry?
Saviour Balzan

Scicluna’s gesture last week is certainly commendable, but does it erase any of that anger for the Church’s actions in the 1960s?

Scicluna’s gesture last week is certainly...

Public roles should not serve private interests

Even if their motives are honest, it is unacceptable that a serving government...

Even if their motives are honest, it is unacceptable that a...

History didn’t end with the fall of the Berlin Wall – but only now is the new battleground clear
The Conversation

Jonathan Davis: 30 years after the Berlin Wall fell, we can see a new battleground for alternative visions of the future being laid. 1989 should be seen...

Jonathan Davis: 30 years after the Berlin Wall fell,...

I am a Maltese woman and I’m married to a black man | Lara Bezzina

After Lassane Souleymane’s murder, Lara Bezzina feared for her...

After Lassane Souleymane’s murder, Lara Bezzina...

Expansion joints: After all the jokes, I hope the joke's not on us
Josanne Cassar

There is no use in working in haste and at breakneck speed at the expense of...

There is no use in working in haste and at breakneck speed...

If this is true...
Raphael Vassallo

It disgusts me to read that 14 short-toed eagles may have been shot illegally, so many years after the problem of illegal hunting was supposed to have been...

It disgusts me to read that 14 short-toed eagles may have...

Change is not an option | Edward Zammit Lewis

The 'us' versus 'them' siege mentality must be rejected once...

The 'us' versus 'them' siege mentality must...

Sorry is the hardest word

Even though the interdett’s most violent expression – the denial of a consecrated burial to people who were otherwise at peace with their faith...

Even though the interdett’s most violent expression...

More than a spell checker
Evarist Bartolo

The major challenge that the Maltese language is facing is that of becoming irrelevant in the digital world

The major challenge that the Maltese language is facing is...