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
Christmas should not be an excuse to lower our guard
Given that Christmas is precisely a time when extended families converge for celebrations at private residences, it should go without saying that this year’s celebrations...
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...

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...