The Malta Independent 22 February 2018, Thursday


The theatre of the family and the new inquisition

Sunday, 4 February 2018, 07:57 Last update: about 19 days ago Mark A. Sammut

Indeed Labour will have big problems once Joseph Muscat decides it's time to pack up and leave. Much of Labour's present compactness is due to his strong leadership, by which I do not mean good...

In the steps of the shoemaker

Sunday, 4 February 2018, 07:32 Last update: about 19 days ago Miriam Sciberras

In one of the first interviews given in 2008 by Joseph Muscat, newly elected Leader of the then Malta Labour Party, he was asked which politician he admired most and who his role model was. His...

Tabernacles of Empirical Evidence

Sunday, 4 February 2018, 07:00 Last update: about 19 days ago Michael Asciak

"You are entitled to be as pro-life as you like, but I will always put the life of a woman before the life of a foetus...Call me a baby murderer all you like, but I would rather be called that than be...

Economic perspectives from Washington

Friday, 2 February 2018, 08:45 Last update: about 20 days ago JP Fabri

Earlier this week, the International Monetary Fund issued its 2017 Article IV Consultation Report on Malta. The Report not only offers a descriptive element with in-depth analysis of the Maltese...

The good, the bad, the ugly…and hope

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 13:10 Last update: about 21 days ago John M. Cachia

Many avoid speaking about mental illness. But as the 2016 Annual Report of the Office of the Commissioner for Mental Health was presented to the general public I was struck by feedback received which...

Whether abortion should be legalised

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 08:48 Last update: about 22 days ago Mgr Edward Xuereb

Objection 1: It seems that the country should legalise abortion for it is a human right and so should be recognised by society as a civil right. Objection 2: Every human being is the master of...

Manipulation, ideology and poetry

Sunday, 28 January 2018, 09:00 Last update: about 26 days ago Mark A. Sammut

Much of manipulation consists in emphasising the form to draw attention away from the content in order to cheat your interlocutor.  If you happen to like the TV show Fool Us, starring top Las...

The national interest comes first

Sunday, 28 January 2018, 08:59 Last update: about 26 days ago Justyne Caruana

It is indeed a fact that this country is moving from strength to strength. This week again we had European certification that the financial surplus registered during 2017 was the highest among all EU...

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