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 lesser mortals, and...
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...

CAP reform: enemy of the European Green Deal
Ralph Cassar

The new CAP favours huge agro-industrial interests, and so continues to...

The new CAP favours huge agro-industrial interests, and so...

Edwin Vassallo may be a ‘dinosaur’… but he is not quite ‘extinct’ yet
Raphael Vassallo

Perhaps we should thank the likes of Edwin Vassallo for so graphically reminding us that the ‘struggle for equality’ is actually very far...

Perhaps we should thank the likes of Edwin...

What is Trump up to?
Michael Falzon

One cannot forget that until his term expires on January 20, Trump remains the commander-in-chief, whose orders must be obeyed if they’re lawful

One cannot forget that until his term expires on January...

SLAPPs are silencing hundreds of journalists in Europe: we need an EU law

For every journalist or activist threatened with violence in Europe, a hundred more are silenced discreetly by letters sent by law firms, perverting laws meant...

For every journalist or activist threatened with violence...

No, COVID does not have to steal Christmas
Josanne Cassar

Surely, for just this once, we can all stick to our nuclear family and...

Surely, for just this once, we can all stick to our nuclear...

The Jason Azzopardis of this world
Saviour Balzan

We have experienced many hypocritical politicians, but none of them beat Jason Azzopardi in magnitude and depth

We have experienced many hypocritical politicians, but none...

New standards and old values

What’s good for the goose is rightly good for the gander. That saying goes for Labour too: will its own MPs and ministers come clean on the...

What’s good for the goose is rightly good for the...

How’s this for a conspiracy theory?
Raphael Vassallo

What better way than by deliberately engineering the acquittal of the prime suspect in Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder, only to then turn...

What better way than by deliberately engineering the...

Time to start taking Parliamentary ethics seriously

If nothing else, then, the Azzopardi case should at least serve as a...

If nothing else, then, the Azzopardi case should at least...

Playing our part in the ecological transition | Aaron Farrugia, Miriam Dalli
Aaron Farrugia / Miriam Dalli

We cannot ignore the consequential rise in pollution... such reversal is only possible through an ecological transition that recognizes the value of...

We cannot ignore the consequential rise in...

Spinning reports for a price
Michael Falzon

But am I the only one worried with the fact that there are people who believe that the press can be asked to spin stories – for a price, of course?

But am I the only one worried with the fact that there are...

It was always about ‘getting rid of Trump’, never about electing Biden...
Raphael Vassallo

How else can such a hopelessly flawed system possibly be expected to end… but in a state of self-perpetuating mediocrity?

How else can such a hopelessly flawed system possibly be...

Why the end of the Trump Presidency is significant for everyone
Josanne Cassar

The way Trump handled the prospect that he was losing was a new low, even for...

The way Trump handled the prospect that he was losing was a...