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  • The hunting minority

    One of my very strong believes is that individual rights should never be subjected to a public vote because no matter how big, a majority should never be given the power to deprive minorities of their rights. In a democracy, politicians are...

  • Loons rule

    I met a friend lately—a switcher who is the only one I know who still raves about the new government—who told me I’m too biased against Joseph Muscat and his team. I’m truly sorry. So I put hand on heart, asked myself if I am being fair. All I...

  • HOW STUPID ARE WE?

    According to the Prime Minister and his little weasels, how stupid are we? I ask because they obviously think we are completely moronic. There are those who have put it about that by voting Labour in to power, we as an electorate proved that we...

  • Give me a break

    It’s the season to be jolly, so ho ho ho and happy holidays to all. But hold on—should your pre-booked holidays always be enjoyed? Now that is a question which I would like to answer with a resounding YES so that you will all think what a nice...

  • HAVE A SLICE

    Just as the Opposition feared, the national honours system has become something of a wine and pizza party, with everyone who turns up getting a slice and a lukewarm glass of the stuff that should cheer but doesn't. After promising the young Gaia...

  • In the footsteps of Pope Francis

    Auxiliary Bishop Mgr Charles Scicluna’s statement criticising legislative measures for adoptions by gay couples did not make him popular with several people as comments on timesofmalta.com show! Although one could easily notice that several people...

  • Breaking News

    BREAKING NEWS - Gay people in Malta have been adopting children for years, and the earth never stopped rotating on its own axis. Adoption by gay people has been legal forever and a day, and as far as we know (which is as far as we should...

  • Was the lesson truly learnt?

    These last few days saw quite a number of interesting developments on the sale of citizenship scheme (or to use the official name: Individual Investor Programme). This Sunday the Prime Minister said that they could have done things in a better...

  • PLAGUES AND HOUSES

    I've long had the feeling that the PN and all its works are held to a much higher standard than Joseph Muscat and all his works and the recent protest by a job-lot of NGOs proved this. Theirs is a noble cause and it was good and just that a...

  • More March hare stories

    So I was climbing out of my hole back in March and I said to myself—welcome to a brave new world where the sun doth shine, the days be warm and the world be brighter. Yeah I remember most fondly that day of March 9 when all the ills of the country...

  • Mandela, the hero and Yanukovych, the villian

    I will not blame those who consider this title as almost blasphemous. How could I put those two personalities side by side in the same title? But bear with me and read my explanation. This morning I woke up to the news of Mandela’s death. One can...

  • IT WAS A MISTAKE AND WE COULD DO WITHOUT IT

    If Prof. Edward Scicluna ever said a truer word, I don't know when it was.   In his bumbling, befuddled response to questions put to him at the European Parliament about his Lord and Master's pimping of our passports, Scicluna said, clearly and...

  • Scrooge no more, perhaps…

    Those who know me know that I’m not big on Christmas, in fact, during this time of year, I’m used to being called Bah! HumBug, Scrooge, and all the works. But let it be known, that the usual feeling of disgust and angst that hits me during this...

  • The Joy of the Gospel

    The publication by Pope Francis of the Apostolic Exhortation called “The Joy of the Gospel” generated, as such statements usually do, quite a stir. Pope Francis, thanks to his fresh approach to different issues, is still the media’s darling. His...

  • OH PLEASE

    Not content with rendering our passport an international joke, our Prime Minister seems hell bent on doing the same with our honours system. Let's make it very clear: Gaia Cauchi seems to be a delightful young girl, with a good voice and a bright...

  • More Ġieh ir-Repubblika recipients

    If an 11-year-old singer – a pretty charismatic and talented one, but that’s hardly the point – is deemed the ideal recipient of the highest honour of the country just to satisfy all the Eurovision fans, then I don’t see why my favourite people...

  • IS ANYONE THINKING?

    The question was going to be, is anyone thinking things through, but quite apart from the fact that it was too long as a title, the question really is "is anyone thinking?", as in is anyone thinking, at all? I mean, the PM sits at his first...

  • Easier Uni entry?

    It’s bad enough that, every single year, our university spews out a ridiculous amount of students who can barely string two sentences together in whichever language. Students who think that they can go from puking beer all over Republic Street one...

  • Hanging our heads in shame (2)

    I recently received an email from a Maltese friend of mine living in a Latin American country. The following is its text: “I went to see the doctor. Since I had just arrived I wanted to introduce myself. I told him that I am Maltese and started...

  • Birthday Crisis

    It’s my birthday and I think I’m losing my mind. Is there such a thing as a quarter-life crisis perhaps? I’m not known to be an outwardly emotional person; I don’t do hugs much, I don’t cry at airports, and air kisses are the closest form of...

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