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Margaret Wente
Margaret Wente

Margaret Wente

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Did racism and sexism elect Trump?

The chasm between Middle America and liberal progressives is vast, and Democrats will have to overcome their cultural cluelessness

Nov 19, 2016

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For many voters, the constant barrage of scandal, outrage, and investigations has become a blur, and they see an equivalency of sins

Nov 05, 2016

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mwente@globeandmail.com

Margaret Wente is one of Canada's leading columnists. As a writer for The Globe and Mail, she provokes heated debate with her views on health care, education, and social issues. She is a winner of the National Newspaper Award for column-writing.

Ms. Wente has had a diverse career in Canadian journalism as both a writer and an editor. She has edited two leading business magazines, Canadian Business and ROB Magazine. She has also been editor of the Globe's business section, the ROB, and managing editor of the paper. Her columns have appeared in the Globe since 1992. She now writes full-time for the paper, and she is a frequent commentator on television and radio.

Ms. Wente was born in Chicago and moved to Toronto with her family when she was in her teens. She has won numerous journalism awards. She holds a BA from the University of Michigan, and an MA in English from the University of Toronto. She is married to Ian McLeod, a television producer.

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