Navigation, photography, even medicine – we’re saving on labour, but losing on the mastery that comes only with time and deep engagement
Jan 17, 2015
The findings aren’t global, but new research suggests best-friend partnerships reap the largest benefits
Jan 15, 2015
The country is at war with radical Islam, at least until Muslims deal with the problem
Jan 13, 2015
You are not the weaker vessel. Stand up and deal with garden-variety jerks, rather than monsterizing men and making a victim of yourself
Jan 10, 2015
Backlash is spreading, but politicians have no idea what to do about immigration and extremism
Jan 08, 2015
On North American campuses, juvenile behaviour is enough to cost you everything – if you’re male
Jan 06, 2015
Despite wars, plagues and population explosions, we are living in a period of unprecedented flourishing
Dec 26, 2014
The story of Seth Rogen and the head chunks would be Onion-esque if not for the national security implications and the $200-million price tag
Dec 20, 2014
Nothing says ‘good intentions’ like livestock, but there are vastly more efficient ways to help
Dec 18, 2014
The Aussies kept their heads, just as Canadians did. That doesn’t give us the right to sanctimony at the CIA revelations
Dec 16, 2014
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 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.