Since when are four deaths a day considered ‘normal’?
Raphael Vassallo
Since when has the gradual extermination of an entire generation become so commonplace, that we no longer even recognise it for the shocking calamity it truly is?
We have had enough of bullying tactics
Josanne Cassar
Anton Cutajar with his hysterical ranting against the Animal Welfare Commissioner Alison Bezzina, reminds us of the bullying stereotype the Labour Party has tried so hard to...
Take three for education – challenges of the sector | Marco Bonnici

We have seen too much unjust criticism of the work of educators during the...

We have seen too much unjust criticism of the work of...

Political bias is a poor substitute for expert opinion, you know
Raphael Vassallo

Last I looked, the role of Justice Minister was not to regale us with his...

Last I looked, the role of Justice Minister was not to...

Religion, race and nationality – how can we overcome our prejudices?
The Conversation

One big concern is that COVID, lockdowns and working from home threaten people’s opportunities to encounter others and difference in the workplace

One big concern is that COVID, lockdowns and working from...

The pro-life position and the scientific story | Louisa Mifsud Houlton

Yes, abortion is present in many societies; but so is social injustice and the constant violation of human rights. Does that make it right? Of course not

Yes, abortion is present in many societies; but so is...

Insensitivity leads to impunity

This was, in fact, the whole point of GREVIO’s warning: there is no point in improving the structures, if the underlying mentality continues to view...

This was, in fact, the whole point of GREVIO’s...

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...

We need to ditch completely the current electoral system...

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...

Honestly, though: you’d have to be a right...

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...