Either they were human… or we’re aliens
Raphael Vassallo
Malta’s temple-builders at least had the excuse of pre-literate ignorance. The alternative to the ‘alien origins’ conspiracy nonsense is that they were...
2020: Man proposes, COVID disposes
Michael Falzon
Without entering into the merits of Rosianne Cutajar’s tryst with the business classes, I cannot but comment that such ‘improbable’ links are not surprising...
A nation that has forgotten its past
Saviour Balzan

Not only do we not know our history, but we have few Maltese public intellectuals to look up to and guide us in a time of crisis and question the status quo

Not only do we not know our history, but we have few...

Christmas should not be an excuse to lower our guard

Given that Christmas is precisely a time when extended families converge for...

Given that Christmas is precisely a time when extended...

A public health emergency | Stephen Spiteri

Frontliners, our own heroes are exhausted.  These doctors, nurses,...

Frontliners, our own heroes are exhausted.  These...

Standing strong for Maltese farmers in Brussels | Bjorn Azzopardi

In this situation, Malta shall stand united not just to safeguard Malta’s...

In this situation, Malta shall stand united not just to...

The path to utilising data for a brighter, more efficient future

Labour MEP (S&D) Josianne Cutajar • It is undeniable. The world...

Labour MEP (S&D) Josianne Cutajar • It is...

The right to die | Joanna Onions, Christian Colombo

The way we die is not something Malta, as a democratic state, can continue to...

The way we die is not something Malta, as a democratic...

Malta’s most beautiful street? Most unchanged, more like it...
Raphael Vassallo

Until now, that is: when a street finally gets singled out for the sheer beauty...

Until now, that is: when a street finally gets singled out...

Grech must reach beyond the political divide

While Grech has clearly won over educated PN voters – who, under Delia,...

While Grech has clearly won over educated PN voters –...

It goes (quite literally) without saying...
Raphael Vassallo

Not only is there no corresponding inquiry into an apparent epidemic of sudden,...

Not only is there no corresponding inquiry into an apparent...

A tale of two cons
Michael Falzon

Corruption, of course, takes many forms – not only ‘kickbacks or rewards’. That is why I find Konrad Mizzi’s declaration about...

Corruption, of course, takes many forms – not only...

Use of your public photos to discredit you is not libel, it’s harassment
Josanne Cassar

That is the real crux of this whole episode and this is what we should all be hash tagging about: the freedom to protest and criticise those in power (no...

That is the real crux of this whole episode and this is...

So Joseph Muscat walked into a courtroom...
Saviour Balzan

Joseph Muscat continues to believe that his political legacy cannot be erased...

Joseph Muscat continues to believe that his political...

Muscat’s day in court

Perhaps the most regrettable aspect of his performance was in fact, that Muscat continues to downplay the risks posed to democracy by the...

Perhaps the most regrettable aspect of his...

Diversity, tolerance and extremism | Joanna Onions, Christian Colombo

We need the free exchange of ideas, using facts, rational argument, and...

We need the free exchange of ideas, using facts, rational...

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...