Conscientious objection does not belong in the Equality Act | Chris Barbara
Will the government give in to pressure and compromise on equality, or will it stand on the right side of history with the most marginalised in our society and reject the...
So fa(r), so good?
Michael Falzon
It seems that at the moment there is a combination of circumstances that has given the US a stronger hand in its dealings with Malta that has been accused of being a haven for...
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...

The ideal MEP is a bridge-builder, a nerd and a good communicator
Peter Agius

Look for a bridge-builder, a nerdy eye for detail and technicalities, and...

Look for a bridge-builder, a nerdy eye for detail and...

No, the MDA is not a set-up made up of greedy persons
Michael Falzon

Contrary to the short-sighted perception that the MDA is just a set-up made up...

Contrary to the short-sighted perception that the MDA is...

‘Reporters Without Braincells’, more like it...
Raphael Vassallo

Last I looked, reporters have an obligation to seek confirmation of...

Last I looked, reporters have an obligation to seek...

The Pete Buttigieg phenomenon: Feeling proud by association
Josanne Cassar

At a time when things in Malta are going more pear-shaped by the second, I look...

At a time when things in Malta are going more pear-shaped...

Why is it so difficult to show restraint rather than rushing to blame?
Josanne Cassar

It is at times like this those in authority need to demonstrate sensitivity and tact rather than come across as being more concerned that their own image is...

It is at times like this those in authority need to...

One more ‘Hunch’ joke, and I’ll… I’ll…
Raphael Vassallo

One of the things that struck me most, as I watched that edifice (the real one,...

One of the things that struck me most, as I watched that...

Green issues can take  centre-stage with young voters
Evarist Bartolo

Students highlighted traffic problems and solutions through an educational...

Students highlighted traffic problems and solutions through...

What can empty chairs do about freedom of expression?
Raphael Vassallo

Ana Gomes was talking to a bunch of empty chairs, too. And empty chairs cannot...

Ana Gomes was talking to a bunch of empty chairs, too. And...

Right-wing populists have a plan to upset the European consensus
Michael Falzon

There is no doubt that right-wing populist movements and related political...

There is no doubt that right-wing populist movements and...

Chris Fearne saves the day
Josanne Cassar

Given how quickly the latest crucifix controversy seems to have developed and given the speed with which Fearne immediately swept in, one would be forgiven for...

Given how quickly the latest crucifix controversy seems to...

A day in the life of the hypocrites
Saviour Balzan

MPs are well known for seeking the blessing of business patrons, which is why those who accuse their colleagues when they themselves sucked off the teat of big...

MPs are well known for seeking the blessing of business...

EXPLAINER | Julian Assange: WikiLeaks founder arrested in London
The Conversation

Gbenga Oduntan • What we know so far abour the arrest of WikiLeaks founder...

Gbenga Oduntan • What we know so far abour the arrest...