Equality for all: we’ll overcome the language of hate | Rosianne Cutajar
It is high time that we move towards a nationwide debate on the nature of our public sphere itself — on how we speak to each other across different persuasions, on the...
There can only be one immigration policy: Robert Abela’s
Raphael Vassallo
Speaking only for myself… that is not something on which there should be any ‘national consensus’
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...

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...

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...

Keeping it real with those billboard messages
Josanne Cassar

I realise it is not easy to come up with snappy, snazzy slogans which fit on a...

I realise it is not easy to come up with snappy, snazzy...

This is not an environmental policy. This is showboating
Wayne Flask

I like trees and all that, but the extension to the Ta’ Qali...

I like trees and all that, but the extension to...

The return of the Brussels abortion scare
Kurt Sansone

In a re-run of history, the main actors have traded places as the PN dangles...

In a re-run of history, the main actors have traded places...

The rise of Nazism is not a ‘protest vote’
Raphael Vassallo

The days when Malta was largely homogenous – all Christian, all...

The days when Malta was largely homogenous – all...

When private parties spill over into public streets
Josanne Cassar

Although I joked about the amount of flesh on display in Qawra at the beginning...

Although I joked about the amount of flesh on display in...

Beyond the flags there’s another country
Evarist Bartolo

Have you ever heard of one proposal from the PN in two years? You'd think a...

Have you ever heard of one proposal from the PN in two...

The ghosts of Labour past
Michael Falzon

In the early 1970s, the then Labour adminstration failed to appoint the Constitutional Court as a means to pressure the Opposition into agreeing with the...

In the early 1970s, the then Labour adminstration failed to...

We have forgotten how to argue
Raphael Vassallo

To replace ‘arguments’ with ‘insults’ is to automatically concede defeat. It proves that the argument you are attempting to assail is...

To replace ‘arguments’ with...

A flat, unenthusiastic debate
Josanne Cassar

One of the few times the two leaders became animated was when talking about 'the foreigner', writes Josanne Cassar, arguing that both need to decide...

One of the few times the two leaders became animated was...

Weak third parties, and the Lowell 'phenomenon'
Saviour Balzan

Malta is calling out for a third party with clear vision...Someone who can...

Malta is calling out for a third party with clear...

How far will Mayor Pete go?
Matthew Bugeja

Pete Buttigieg’s candidacy has been met with fanfare locally, but the young Mayor has a steeper hill to climb than most realise

Pete Buttigieg’s candidacy has been met with fanfare...

Not a very happy Workers’ Day if you are earning one euro per hour
Josanne Cassar

It is all very well to celebrate Workers’ Day with crowds of people...

It is all very well to celebrate Workers’ Day with...