Apparatchiks and the problems of Maltese democracy | Kurt Borg
As a country, we need to destroy this political idolatry, to stop opportunistically defending the indefensible, or be too late in condemning it.
Time for the mavericks?
Michael Falzon
Robert Abela is trying to clean Augean stables – a tight-rope exercise in which he is trying to balance the need for cleanliness with his need for the passionately faithful...
Reframing cannabis: a scientific overview | Maria Vella

The time has come to reframe the situation. A regulatory legal framework will...

The time has come to reframe the situation. A regulatory...

Sorry is not ‘the hardest word’ for nothing...
Raphael Vassallo

Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca is not merely a ‘representative’ of the...

Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca is not merely a...

Unfair discrimination on access to medicines
Alex Agius Saliba

There is still no mirroring right entitling the member states to get access to...

There is still no mirroring right entitling the member...

Freedom Day: we shape the work of our future | Josef Bugeja

That is why Freedom Day is the day when we as a union remember our past work...

That is why Freedom Day is the day when we as a union...

Will Abela ever have his Khrushchev moment?
Michael Falzon

It is true that there are a number of Labour supporters who still adore Joseph...

It is true that there are a number of Labour supporters who...

It’s all going Abela’s way... and he knows it
Raphael Vassallo

To consistently urge Robert Abela to ‘denounce the Joseph Muscat...

To consistently urge Robert Abela to ‘denounce the...

Yes, Rosianne Cutajar should resign: even just so we can all take a break for Christmas...
Raphael Vassallo

While I can more or less understand Rosianne Cutajar’s reluctance to resign… because it is, after all, her own head on the block… well,...

While I can more or less understand Rosianne...

Robert Abela’s first major mistake
Michael Falzon

Abela’s stance in refusing to acknowledge the board’s need for an extension of time undermines his own efforts to sell the idea of his leading a...

Abela’s stance in refusing to acknowledge the...

Bernard Grech’s missed opportunities
Raphael Vassallo

You don’t exactly need a Masters degree in Political Science, to understand that an Opposition party has to actually offer something slightly different...

You don’t exactly need a Masters degree in Political...

The questions that went unanswered
Saviour Balzan

An independent inquiry would have been better off with truly independently-minded members of the judiciary, who would have given the findings of the inquiry...

An independent inquiry would have been better off with...

Sometimes, only swear words will do
Josanne Cassar

No matter who is in power, this is how I have always known it. If you cannot keep quiet when you see things that make you physically ill, you can either...

No matter who is in power, this is how I have always known...

Offering a helping hand this season | Josianne Cutajar

It is our duty to defend SMEs and be their voice

It is our duty to defend SMEs and be their voice

Utilising data for a brighter, more efficient future | Josianne Cutajar

Europe must combine schools and universities investing in STEM career paths. This will lead to the raising of a generation of engineers and data scientists...

Europe must combine schools and universities investing in...

Chronicle of a fatal accident (actually, two) foretold...
Raphael Vassallo

The State could have done more to prevent those fatalities. And yes, it did...

The State could have done more to prevent those fatalities....

Full up: of tigers
Michael Falzon

So-called zoos are unnecessary and undesirable as they are just vanity projects with no benefits for conservation

So-called zoos are unnecessary and undesirable as they are...

Since when are four deaths a day considered ‘normal’?
Raphael Vassallo

Since when has the gradual extermination of an entire generation become so...

Since when has the gradual extermination of an entire...

We have had enough of bullying tactics
Josanne Cassar

Anton Cutajar with his hysterical ranting against the Animal Welfare Commissioner Alison Bezzina, reminds us of the bullying stereotype the Labour Party has...

Anton Cutajar with his hysterical ranting against the...

A nation that has forgotten its past
Saviour Balzan

Not only do we not know our history, but we have few Maltese public intellectuals to look up to and guide us in a time of crisis and question the status quo

Not only do we not know our history, but we have few...