Muscat is a ‘Citizen Joe’, just like everyone else
Joseph Muscat cannot be allowed to twist the sharp corners of the way the law gets applied
Last Tango in Strasbourg…
Raphael Vassallo
But no matter WHY both Robert and Roberta engaged in this ‘two steps forward, three steps back’ sort of rhythmic dance; fact remains that it is exactly the same...
Washing-machines for nothing (and your fridge for free…)
Raphael Vassallo

It is one thing, I suppose, to enter politics out of a vocation ‘to serve...

It is one thing, I suppose, to enter politics out of a...

An opportunity that is too important to lose

Nonetheless regardless of any such deficiencies, or ironies: the PN’s...

Nonetheless regardless of any such deficiencies, or...

An obscene comment that shows a complete absence of charity | Christopher Vella

A word of gratitude goes to the Archbishop and other priests who spoke out against obnoxious comments... you have taken up the moral responsibility to speak...

A word of gratitude goes to the Archbishop and other...

In Malta, forgiveness for rape is abundant but justice for women is scarce
Alessandra Baldacchino

Alessandra Baldacchino | Whatever the background, facets and nuances to a rape case: it is a crime with a victim and a perpetrator

Alessandra Baldacchino | Whatever the background, facets...

So now it’s official: you can ‘break quarantine’… but only to vote
Raphael Vassallo

I don’t know. Call me a pessimist as much as you like… but maybe those ‘Kaiser Chiefs’ were actually on to something, with that 2005...

I don’t know. Call me a pessimist as much as you...

Living in interesting times
Michael Falzon

In the current situation there are too many people who do not like either of the two parties in their current state and the turnout of this year’s...

In the current situation there are too many people who do...

Learning self-defence is a good idea: eradicating misogyny would be even better
Josanne Cassar

The facts and statistics when it comes to women being murdered by men are undeniable

The facts and statistics when it comes to women being...

The economy, stupid (apart from other important stuff)
Saviour Balzan

While enshrining his anti-corruption drive into the next electoral programme,...

While enshrining his anti-corruption drive into the next...

Why Malta needs a conversation on sex and toxic masculinity
James Debono

What happened in a public garden in Sliema obviously makes women feel more...

What happened in a public garden in Sliema obviously makes...

The ghosts haunting Abela and Grech

Malta’s electorate has never been surer of who the winner of this year’s election will be

Malta’s electorate has never been surer of who the...

‘Impunity’ extends to crimes against women, too…
Raphael Vassallo

It seems to have taken Sunday’s murder, to finally alert people to...

It seems to have taken Sunday’s murder, to...

Shattered serenity

Misogyny, sexual harassment, and micro-aggressions are issues that Maltese society still has to deal with in a forceful manner.

Misogyny, sexual harassment, and micro-aggressions are...

No shades of grey
Michael Falzon

When can our young citizens be taught to use their mind and be critical of everything they see around them?

When can our young citizens be taught to use their mind and...

Elections in the time of Omicron
Raphael Vassallo

Omicron does little to deter the erection of billboards all over the island (or stuffing our mailboxes with junk-mail, etc.). And there are also...

Omicron does little to deter the erection of billboards all...

The world is being divided into those who ‘get it’ and those who don’t
Josanne Cassar

To someone who is a “nobody” like Kate, the idea that someone of such a high rank would scam them of their money bewilders her, shocks her and...

To someone who is a “nobody” like Kate, the...

Education: the key area COVID made us forget
Saviour Balzan

Online teaching should be available, but primarily for those children who are...

Online teaching should be available, but primarily for...

Schools: a key concern

There can be no underestimation of the value of physical schooling - physical contact and an ability to explore the limits of their...

There can be no underestimation of the value of...

Bread and circuses
Michael Falzon

People  tend  to  talk  of  abuses  carried  out by individual politicians for the benefit of their own pocket, but this...

People  tend  to  talk  of ...