Tracing the rise of the abuse of power
Josanne Cassar
I am always amazed at how much humiliation people are willing to put up with in order to be near the seat of power
How did we all become so terrified of democracy, anyway?
Raphael Vassallo
Brexit is, after all, but one in a whole string of popular votes, taken in various European Union member states over the years, whose results have similarly been cavalierly ignored
The Archbishop’s gambit
Michael Falzon

Irrespective of one’s personal beliefs, there is no doubt that Archbishop Scicluna is one of a kind – the right kind, of course

Irrespective of one’s personal beliefs, there is no...

Why I think the Archbishop’s gesture matters...
Raphael Vassallo

Not all ‘public relations exercises’ are intrinsically evil; even...

Not all ‘public relations exercises’ are...

Charity marred by uncharitable behaviour
Josanne Cassar

We are reading more and more about people who do not have much; who are living hand to mouth, just about making ends meet between their rent/mortgage, daily...

We are reading more and more about people who do not have...

Does it all go away with just a sorry?
Saviour Balzan

Scicluna’s gesture last week is certainly commendable, but does it erase any of that anger for the Church’s actions in the 1960s?

Scicluna’s gesture last week is certainly...

History didn’t end with the fall of the Berlin Wall – but only now is the new battleground clear
The Conversation

Jonathan Davis: 30 years after the Berlin Wall fell, we can see a new battleground for alternative visions of the future being laid. 1989 should be seen...

Jonathan Davis: 30 years after the Berlin Wall fell,...

I am a Maltese woman and I’m married to a black man | Lara Bezzina

After Lassane Souleymane’s murder, Lara Bezzina feared for her...

After Lassane Souleymane’s murder, Lara Bezzina...

Iran nuclear deal on the brink
Matthew Bugeja

The deal is imperfect – but abandoning it is the worst option

The deal is imperfect – but abandoning it is the...

Beyond Instagram, there is real life
Evarist Bartolo

There is life beyond Instagram and Facebook. There are real people behind the profiles

There is life beyond Instagram and Facebook. There are real...

Politicians and conflict of interest
Arnold Cassola

The MPs practising a profession, in particular, have basically held Malta back from coming up with the necessary reforms

The MPs practising a profession, in particular, have...

When you resort to name-calling, you’ve already lost the argument
Josanne Cassar

The unacceptable comments made lately have also made me realise, not for the...

The unacceptable comments made lately have also made me...

Why IVF matters... even to the ‘justice’ crusade
Raphael Vassallo

An Opposition party that threatens to repeal aspects of important,...

An Opposition party that threatens to repeal aspects of...

Laying the cards on the table

Prof Andrew Azzopardi says that the changes proposed to the Embryo Protection Act dilute the focus on the dignity and protection of the human embryo and they...

Prof Andrew Azzopardi says that the changes proposed to the...

The disappearance of Labour’s ‘moral minority’
James Debono

Joseph Muscat made Malta a happier place for minorities but has Labour become...

Joseph Muscat made Malta a happier place for minorities but...

But it’s not ‘your Malta’, is it?
Raphael Vassallo

I feel a lot of sympathy for poor old Nas: who came here all smiles and enthusiasm for what he took to be an undiscovered island paradise...

I feel a lot of sympathy for poor old Nas: who came here...

The battle of the Little Bighorn
Saviour Balzan

If that referendum on EU accession had happened today, I’d only vote if someone pointed a gun at my temple

If that referendum on EU accession had happened today,...

The PN’s problem is its lack of consistency
Josanne Cassar

It is glaringly obvious that the PN has been split into two camps: those...

It is glaringly obvious that the PN has been split into two...

Crime, poverty, recidivism and restorative justice | Joseph Borg

Studies in family research confirm that crime tends to be concentrated in...

Studies in family research confirm that crime tends to be...

Our relationship with politics: it’s complicated
Josanne Cassar

There may be many who are happy to be led by the nose, but the number of those...

There may be many who are happy to be led by the nose, but...