What’s happening in America might be a glimpse of our own future
Raphael Vassallo
Malta has become a country where ‘black lives’ demonstrably ‘matter less’… not merely because of Lassana’s murder but because there is a lot...
Why ‘All Lives Matter’ is dismissive and a foil for racists and the far-right in Malta
Matthew Vella
All Lives Matter is a foil that stops us from understanding and dealing with structural problems of racism and even other discriminatory attitudes that punish...
The reality of good governance | Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi

The Venice Commission has issued a positive report on our ambitious reforms. It...

The Venice Commission has issued a positive report on our...

No simple truth
Michael Falzon

Whatever the merits and demerits of Caruana Galizia’s blog, the fact is that she was on the right track in her hunt of the ramifications that became...

Whatever the merits and demerits of Caruana Galizia’s...

It was never about ‘ethical standards’, though, was it?
Raphael Vassallo

It seems that an undercurrent of Labour supporters can’t understand how a...

It seems that an undercurrent of Labour supporters...

The key to a bigger web of corruption
Saviour Balzan

The truth is that Yorgen Fenech is certainly no saint, but it is equally true that he could be the key to a more sinister web of corruption that is at the...

The truth is that Yorgen Fenech is certainly no saint, but...

The unique Maltese quirk of ‘tpaxxihomx’ (don’t give them the satisfaction)
Josanne Cassar

The reason why Konrad Mizzi still has such a following is not because these people are unable to understand that he did anything wrong, but because in the...

The reason why Konrad Mizzi still has such a following is...

Marcus Rashford, Black Lives Matter and a British premier who is out of his league
The Conversation

Chris Porter | Though football in the UK has its sectarian divides and distinct national allegiances, English football culture has traditionally tended to shy...

Chris Porter | Though football in the UK has its sectarian...

Expansion joints: After all the jokes, I hope the joke's not on us
Josanne Cassar

There is no use in working in haste and at breakneck speed at the expense of...

There is no use in working in haste and at breakneck speed...

If this is true...
Raphael Vassallo

It disgusts me to read that 14 short-toed eagles may have been shot illegally, so many years after the problem of illegal hunting was supposed to have been...

It disgusts me to read that 14 short-toed eagles may have...

Change is not an option | Edward Zammit Lewis

The 'us' versus 'them' siege mentality must be rejected once...

The 'us' versus 'them' siege mentality must...

More than a spell checker
Evarist Bartolo

The major challenge that the Maltese language is facing is that of becoming irrelevant in the digital world

The major challenge that the Maltese language is facing is...

Making movies, on location...
Raphael Vassallo

Whilst Malta Film Commission and its commissioner Johann Grech have to constantly battle to get more funds allocated to the Malta Film Fund, the Arts Council...

Whilst Malta Film Commission and its commissioner Johann...

The Steward saga continues
Michael Falzon

With government apparently doing nothing about these serious failures in Steward’s obligations, why would they want to leave?

With government apparently doing nothing about these...

Anxiously anxious for fame
Josanne Cassar

There are those who believe that you have to face your worst fears in order to conquer them, while others maintain it just makes it worse for those who are...

There are those who believe that you have to face your...

Saying no to greed
Saviour Balzan

It was evident that the administration informed the PA members what to do, therefore it follows that Portelli's intentions were sanctioned by the government

It was evident that the administration informed the PA...

Is ISIS done for?
Matthew Bugeja

Its leader was killed in a US raid - but ISIS still has the ingredients to stage a comeback

Its leader was killed in a US raid - but ISIS still has the...

We have gone soft, so we need to recreate tough conditions
Josanne Cassar

Our descent into softness can be seen in simple things like stairs; most...

Our descent into softness can be seen in simple things like...

Security is no job for violent thugs
Raphael Vassallo

This latest incident is but further demonstration of just how perilous it is, for such a serious profession as ‘security’  to be run with...

This latest incident is but further demonstration of just...

The numbers speak for themselves
Evarist Bartolo

The numbers are simply overwhelming and they put an even greater responsibility on myself, my colleagues and the rest of government to make sure these huge...

The numbers are simply overwhelming and they put an even...