It was never about ‘ethical standards’, though, was it?
Raphael Vassallo
It seems that an undercurrent of Labour supporters can’t understand how a party that has defended Konrad Mizzi tooth and nail for four whole years, would suddenly turn...
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 heart of a political...
Conscientious objection would nullify the protection of the Equality Law

Chris Vella: Should any school, like the Spanish Inquisition of old, take action against someone who espouses even publicly ideas that go against its ethos?

Chris Vella: Should any school, like the Spanish...

Faith schools need not lose their ethos, but teachers must be employed on competence

Cynthia Chircop and Joe Grima: An Equality Act should stop discrimination, not encourage it

Cynthia Chircop and Joe Grima: An Equality Act should stop...

It’s just too easy to blame it all on immigrants...
Raphael Vassallo

Who, then, is to blame for the spectacular materialisation of this very...

Who, then, is to blame for the spectacular materialisation...

A Constitution for all
Ralph Cassar

Our Parliament, based on a winner-takes-it-all system, could have kickstarted a process of deep reform; instead it seems that they have chosen piecemeal...

Our Parliament, based on a winner-takes-it-all system,...

Migration, COVID-19 and the Prime Minister’s shameless TV appearance
Kurt Sansone

After a week of silence despite a surge in COVID-19 cases, Robert Abela spoke on One TV. Kurt Sansone takes the Prime Minister to task on his misguided...

After a week of silence despite a surge in COVID-19 cases,...

'One of us'
Michael Falzon

In my book, their actions eclipse by far Adrian Delia’s shortcomings as party leader. If there is anyone who thinks that Adrian Delia’s time as PN...

In my book, their actions eclipse by far Adrian...

Lack of innovation is education’s biggest risk
Evarist Bartolo

The evolutionary steps needed in education are often hindered by political...

The evolutionary steps needed in education are often...

Traffic: back to square one
Michael Falzon

One can scientifically and safely predict that road widening projects will not solve Malta’s traffic problems – or be the cure for the Maltese...

One can scientifically and safely predict that road...

There is such a thing as ‘foresight’, too…
Raphael Vassallo

No matter how popular, politicians can still piss off certain sections of their...

No matter how popular, politicians can still piss off...

The flipside
Saviour Balzan

Today I can say MaltaToday is a respectable liberal and left-of-centre newspaper with strong ideals and solid editorial direction. I do not meddle in its...

Today I can say MaltaToday is a respectable liberal and...

Thank you, next
Josanne Cassar

When Malta became independent and started enjoying self-rule, the acquiescence which the people used to show towards the British was transferred towards...

When Malta became independent and started enjoying...

Small wins that bring about big change
Evarist Bartolo

We have come to a place where reading isn't seen as a must-do. It's no longer about ancient books and same-old titles. We've modernised not just...

We have come to a place where reading isn't seen as a...

Missing the wood for the trees
Raphael Vassallo

‘Wider roads = less congestion = less traffic fumes = better air quality’, etc. Yes, but only for the first five or so years. For while the roads...

‘Wider roads = less congestion = less traffic fumes =...

Malta through the eyes of a tourist
Josanne Cassar

When tourists come to look at Malta’s spectacular landscape in areas such as Għar Lapsi, with its aquamarine seas and craggy, unforgiving rocks, I...

When tourists come to look at Malta’s spectacular...

Playing hide and seek inside the PN
Michael Falzon

No wonder many switchers are convinced they will never be welcomed back in the PN if certain PN politicians are in power: these politicians have shied...

No wonder many switchers are convinced they will never be...

Irrespective of Saturday's vote, the PN remains broken
Raphael Vassallo

Delia really is unelectable… precisely because his internal opponents...

Delia really is unelectable… precisely because his...

Let our reporting be our yardstick
Matthew Vella / Kurt Sansone

It is all down to our particular pedigree: we are not partisan journalists, we enjoy being the heretical, critical voice in a sea of yes-people, and we root...

It is all down to our particular pedigree: we are not...

Living what we preach
Saviour Balzan

When we gather to protest against roads such as the proposed Central Link project we should ask ourselves how much we are actually prepared to give up

When we gather to protest against roads such as the...