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 majority that it...
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 tenants’ electricity off the next?
Why Malta needs a humane prison policy for a better society

Graziella Galea: We need to provide a better peace of mind, regarding the...

Graziella Galea: We need to provide a better peace of...

Maybe there’s ‘something psychologically missing’ from Maltese politics, too...
Raphael Vassallo

Maybe Dr Deguara had a point, after all. Maybe there is indeed something ‘psychologically missing’ from Maltese politics

Maybe Dr Deguara had a point, after all. Maybe...

The Maltese climate emergency is a joke
Ralph Cassar

All the local photo-ops and wise cracks on Facebook will not change one thing. Despite the posturing and posing, massive reductions in emissions are...

All the local photo-ops and wise cracks on Facebook will...

Criminalising abortion creates ‘chilling effect’ on healthcare providers
Isabel Stabile

It is about safe medical practice, because abortion is healthcare. This issue demands empathy and solutions that are grounded in respect. Beliefs should not...

It is about safe medical practice, because abortion is...

Poor Alex? MEP’s chiding was entirely appropriate
Peter Agius

What could have been a feeble attempt with little attention and no follow-up,...

What could have been a feeble attempt with little attention...

Shaking off the two-tribe mentality
Michael Falzon

I do not know what sort of teaching in civics goes on in our schools. I expect the knowledge imparted in the subject to be intended to help our future...

I do not know what sort of teaching in civics goes on in...

Revenge of the killer trees...
Raphael Vassallo

Starting with the most obvious question of all: what proof is there, that ‘trees in general’ – and, even more so, those trees in particular...

Starting with the most obvious question of all: what proof...

Farewell Ġann: social justice activists, friends mourn loss of Fr Ġwann Xerri
Kurt Sansone

Maltese Dominican priest Ġwann Xerri has died in Brazil where he spent decades campaigning against poverty and exploitation

Maltese Dominican priest Ġwann Xerri has died in Brazil...

We need to stop being such bad losers
Josanne Cassar

It should be obvious by now that every Eurovision representative goes there to win (not just us) and a contest based on televoting is always going to be very...

It should be obvious by now that every Eurovision...

Transformers
Saviour Balzan

Malta needs a vision that is not shackled by economic arguments based simply on growth or economic indicators such as GDP

Malta needs a vision that is not shackled by economic...

Addressing the needs of medicinal cannabis patients
Alex Agius Saliba

These patients who are suffering from discrimination and a lack of...

These patients who are suffering from discrimination and a...

Rock ‘n’ roll never dies (and nor does Malta’s Eurovision delusion)...
Raphael Vassallo

Honestly, though: how other times, in recent years, have we seen precisely the same sort of thought process in action… with precisely the same results?

Honestly, though: how other times, in recent years, have we...

Abortion decriminalisation: the spectacular failure of our legislators
Lara Dimitrijevic

Ultimately, this is also an opportunity for our main political parties to show that they care about women in this country. The opportunity that, as things...

Ultimately, this is also an opportunity for our main...

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....