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 Daniel Holmes infinitely more harm – both physical and mental – than all the marijuana he...
Political tribalism is no substitute for common courtesy
 A substantial chunk of the Maltese electorate no longer identifies with a zero-sum partisan war, whereby politicians from the opposite side are considered...
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...

Sauce for the goose, sauce for the gander
Saviour Balzan

We need to get serious. If Muscat has made such an allegation, it is something...

We need to get serious. If Muscat has made such an...

‘Trumpism’... not just an American invention

While both major Maltese parties are ideologically far closer to the US...

While both major Maltese parties are ideologically far...

‘U Can’t Touch This…’
Raphael Vassallo

Malta’s entire environmental law is underpinned by a tacit, unspoken rule: ‘any or all of this legislation can be overridden at will, if the...

Malta’s entire environmental law is underpinned...

Half-baked measures don’t work

Ideally – as this newspaper has time and again insisted - our national approach should be determined by a committee of experts, representing all the...

Ideally – as this newspaper has time and again...

As the world looks at Poland, women in Malta have it worse

Dr Christopher Barbara: Despite all the negative attention it has attracted,...

Dr Christopher Barbara: Despite all the negative attention...

‘Hate speech’ doesn’t mean ‘speech that you hate…’
Raphael Vassallo

If the next step in the equation is: 'therefore, he must be...

If the next step in the equation is: 'therefore, he...

Fleshing out Bernard’s vision
Michael Falzon

A negative campaign alone will not do the trick and fleshing out the vision depicted by Bernard Grech last Monday will always remain imperative if enough...

A negative campaign alone will not do the trick and...

Six degrees of Yorgen Fenech
Josanne Cassar

The cosy relationships which people in top, politically sensitive, posts have with big businessmen cannot be swept aside simply because it all happened before...

The cosy relationships which people in top, politically...