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 threatened than men
The ghosts haunting Abela and Grech
Malta’s electorate has never been surer of who the winner of this year’s election will be
A mistake made more than once is called a decision
Josanne Cassar

Did Caruana really think she would not get caught out? And how does she have...

Did Caruana really think she would not get caught out? And...

Some Christmas this has been...
Saviour Balzan

Our political class just does not understand how standards in public life work... just because they happen to win some popularity contest once every...

Our political class just does not understand how...

The price of Joseph Muscat’s legacy
Matthew Vella

Muscat, Keith Schembri and Konrad Mizzi have exited the political field, in one way or another... but the effects of their legacy will be with us for years to...

Muscat, Keith Schembri and Konrad Mizzi have exited the...

Resigned to a non-resignation mentality | Mark Said

Cabinet ministers have to resign whenever the prime minister perceives the...

Cabinet ministers have to resign whenever the prime...

Putting ‘Christ’ back into Christmas  (but leaving migrants out at sea)
Raphael Vassallo

As for their geometric configuration: it is certainly no coincidence that all human civilisations, in one way or another, have always recognized the circle as...

As for their geometric configuration: it is certainly no...

Vaccination worked in 2020; let’s do our bit to make it work again

Despite the fact that well over 200 cases have been reported in the space of...

Despite the fact that well over 200 cases have been...

A fabricated abuse
Michael Falzon

The minister should have been given some advice. Instead, apparently, the permanent secretary just obliged

The minister should have been given some advice. Instead,...

Did we really ‘make history’ this week? Not quite…
Raphael Vassallo

I, for one, still struggle to discern any real difference – at least in...

I, for one, still struggle to discern any real difference...

Don’t ask for public consultation if you’re going to ignore them
Josanne Cassar

Labour might feel it has the upper hand because it is ahead in the polls,...

Labour might feel it has the upper hand because it is...

Living with COVID
Saviour Balzan

The truth is that COVID has also altered our economic cycle, making the operation of the economy costlier and more difficult. The...

The truth is that COVID has also altered our...

Abela’s elastic ethical yardstick

Abela is playing for time to avoid upsetting the apple cart by having to reshuffle the Cabinet for a new education...

Abela is playing for time to avoid upsetting the apple...

‘Respect the people’s intelligence’, he said
Raphael Vassallo

And the fact that it just never happened at all – not even once, in all...

And the fact that it just never happened at all – not...

No excuses: Justyne Caruana has to go

Anything less would simply confirm that we have learnt nothing from recent history; and that – despite all assurances to the contrary – we still...

Anything less would simply confirm that we have learnt...

The most left-wing cannabis policy on the planet
Cyrus Engerer

The fact that no amendments whatsoever have been tabled in any regard shows...

The fact that no amendments whatsoever have been tabled in...

Cannabis use has been punished indiscriminately: Malta now reverses that

Instead of sowing discord through fear and cheap political tactics, let us work together to promote the well-being of society | Andrew Bonello & Robert...

Instead of sowing discord through fear and cheap political...

Cannabis law a step forward, not backwards, for Malta | Arda Özçubukçu, Ivan Ezquerra Romano

Malta is now trying to update its drug policies in light of the evidence on the most effective ways of protecting individuals from harm associated with...

Malta is now trying to update its drug policies in light of...

When ‘power games’ really do involve ‘power’…
Raphael Vassallo

In a nutshell: if this strategy is successful, we would be driven all the way...

In a nutshell: if this strategy is successful, we would be...

A tradition of petty corruption
Michael Falzon

The Maltese were taught it was a sin to be violent with and steal from one’s neighbour, or have extra-marital sex. In their eyes, however, cheating the...

The Maltese were taught it was a sin to be violent with and...