The siege of Malta’s critical thought | Luke Fenech
To start fighting the long-standing problem of critical thinking in our society, one needs to start differentiating the weight of the different subjects being offered, not...
Writing the end of democracy | Aleks Farrugia
Striving for peace is also a display of courage, perhaps even more than the senseless blabbering of warmongering bureaucrats that seem so detached from and oblivious to what...
The PN’s recurring nightmare
Michael Falzon

By opting to be a confessional party – that historically it never was – the PN would be supported by a minority of voters and will never become the...

By opting to be a confessional party – that...

You need to treat people like you expect them to treat you
Josanne Cassar

How can you be making the sign of the cross one minute and spitefully turning...

How can you be making the sign of the cross one minute and...

Giving our active youth tools to change the world
Cyrus Engerer

We must motivate and encourage engagement. Rather than seeing activism as a...

We must motivate and encourage engagement. Rather than...

Ice world: Antarctica’s riskiest glacier under assault from below
The Conversation

Ice is still ice – it doesn’t move that fast no matter what is...

Ice is still ice – it doesn’t move that fast no...

‘The dog ate my government’
Raphael Vassallo

In just a few words, Robert Abela effectively exposed the sheer non-existence of a government that allowed itself to be ‘gobbled up’ by the...

In just a few words, Robert Abela effectively exposed the...

Malta at NATO: island perspective adds value to the debate
Frank Psaila

Faced with Russia’s aggression of Ukraine, Malta, whilst remaining a...

Faced with Russia’s aggression of Ukraine, Malta,...

Was it all a Netanyahu ruse?
Michael Falzon

Was the new conflict with the Palestinians ‘a made-up’ exacerbation of the disagreement between Hamas – who do not even recognise the right...

Was the new conflict with the Palestinians ‘a...

When in Europe, do as the Europeans do...
Raphael Vassallo

And once again, the same old question arises. Did our ‘indefatigable...

And once again, the same old question arises. Did our...

Why does a construction magnate sponsor a regatta club?
Saviour Balzan

To Portelli, devouring more of the Maltese and Gozitan footprint is an...

To Portelli, devouring more of the Maltese and Gozitan...

Re-opening of events industry: We have veered from one extreme to the other
Josanne Cassar

Surely a nation which is on its way to being fully vaccinated should be able to live a normal life which is not just limited to dining out?

Surely a nation which is on its way to being fully...

Jerusalem: the politics behind the latest explosion of violence | Carlo Aldrovandi
The Conversation

This latest episode cannot be attributed to a single cause. It should rather be connected to a broader landscape of destabilising factors whose cumulative...

This latest episode cannot be attributed to a single cause....

‘I never thought it would happen to me’
Liza Caruana-Finkel

Please take the time to read through the personal experiences on Break the...

Please take the time to read through the personal...

Wasn’t there supposed to be a ‘New Pact on Migration and Asylum’…?
Raphael Vassallo

There can be no ‘rebuilding of trust’ between Member States, on this issue; still less anything even remotely resembling ‘confidence’...

There can be no ‘rebuilding of trust’ between...

Protests by Palestinian citizens in Israel signal growing sense of a common struggle
The Conversation

What could result is a new type of Palestinian mobilization, one that belies the idea of a fragmented people and unites all Palestinian people in a joint...

What could result is a new type of Palestinian...

Whither Marlene Farrugia?
Michael Falzon

Is it just to introduce abortion by any other name? Another good reason I can think of, is to put the PN in a quandary... and the PN promptly swallowed the...

Is it just to introduce abortion by any other name? Another...

Criminalising abortion doesn’t save unborn lives. It just exposes women to danger
Raphael Vassallo

All our abortion ban really achieves in practice is to drive the entire practice underground – and thus expose women in Malta to serious, possibly...

All our abortion ban really achieves in practice is to...

What is the point of empowerment if you try to stifle divergent views?
Josanne Cassar

We have backed ourselves into such a tight corner when it comes to political correctness, that we cannot even speak the truth anymore, and the truth is...

We have backed ourselves into such a tight corner when it...

A Greek tragedy
Saviour Balzan

Maturity demands that we see further than the crass hypocrisy and narcissism of Marlene Farrugia, and consider instead the importance of what the pro-choice...

Maturity demands that we see further than the crass...