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Margaret Wente

Counterpoint
Bill Clinton finally gets his comeuppance
By MARGARET WENTE
Saturday, November 18, 2017 – Page F7

-- During Hillary Clinton's long run for president, the Democratic Party didn't really know what to do with Bill. He was part asset and part embarrassment. Honest people knew he'd been a far better...  FULL STORY 

Bill Clinton finally gets his comeuppance
If Democrats want to own the moral high ground, they’ll have to reckon with their past enabling of the former president’s sexual behaviour

By Margaret Wente
Friday, November 17, 2017

If Democrats want to own the moral high ground, they’ll have to reckon with their past enabling of the former president’s sexual behaviour  FULL STORY 

What’s so scary about free speech on campus?
UBC is just the latest school struggling to define freedom of expression

By Margaret Wente
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

UBC is just the latest school struggling to define freedom of expression  FULL STORY 

What's so scary about free speech on campus?
By Margaret Wente
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 – Page A13

-- Back in the 1960s, a free-speech movement swept North American campuses and launched a new era of social and political ferment. It was a heady, liberating time - time for dissent, challenge and...  FULL STORY 

Trouble in 'Paradise' for Justin Trudeau
By Margaret Wente
Saturday, November 11, 2017 – Page F7

-- The rich are not like you and me.They have numbered companies, offshore tax havens and pricey lawyers to help them hide their money - not that there's anything wrong with that. Some of them are...  FULL STORY 

Trouble in ‘Paradise’ for Justin Trudeau
The Prime Minister’s friends have offshore tax havens, and you don’t

By Margaret Wente
Friday, November 10, 2017

The Prime Minister’s friends have offshore tax havens, and you don’t  FULL STORY 

How Donald Trump ate our brains
One year after his election, we are hopelessly addicted to his presidency - and that's exactly what he wants

By Margaret Wente
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 – Page A11

-- One year ago tomorrow, Americans were flocking to the polls.The entire media establishment was gearing up to declare a Hillary victory. I had dutifully written my column in advance.  FULL STORY 

One year later: How Donald Trump ate our brains
One year after his election, we are hopelessly addicted to his presidency – and that’s exactly what he wants

By Margaret Wente
Monday, November 6, 2017

One year after his election, we are hopelessly addicted to his presidency – and that’s exactly what he wants  FULL STORY 

Equal outcomes have replaced equality of opportunity
The argument that equal outcomes are the one true measure of equality is corrosive

By Margaret Wente
Saturday, November 4, 2017

The argument that equal outcomes are the one true measure of equality is corrosive  FULL STORY 

Equal outcomes have replaced equality of opportunity
By Margaret Wente
Saturday, November 4, 2017 – Page F9

-- How do Canada's universities stack up against the world's best? The answer is: Meh. Maybe a handful rank among the global top 100. How many Nobel winners have we produced lately? Better not to...  FULL STORY 

Who's afraid of Jason Kenney?
The leader of Alberta's United Conservative Party is poised to become the most powerful and influential right-wing voice in Canada

By Margaret Wente
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 – Page A11

-- Folks laughed when Jason Kenney launched his unite-the-right campaign in Alberta 15 months ago.He hopped out of a shiny pickup truck - painted Tory blue - and told reporters that he was going...  FULL STORY 

Who’s afraid of Jason Kenney?
The new leader of Alberta’s United Conservative Party is poised to become the most powerful and influential right-wing voice in Canada

By Margaret Wente
Monday, October 30, 2017

The new leader of Alberta’s United Conservative Party is poised to become the most powerful and influential right-wing voice in Canada  FULL STORY 

You can't have it both ways on free speech
By Margaret Wente
Saturday, October 28, 2017 – Page F7

-- The trouble with campus speech codes is that they backfire.That's what happened when Dalhousie University tried to discipline Masuma Khan for making rude remarks on Facebook.Ms. Khan is the black...  FULL STORY 

Universities can’t have it both ways on free speech
As universities embrace a mission of expanding social justice, the tensions between their role as speech nannies and as a platform for debate will only grow

By Margaret Wente
Friday, October 27, 2017

As universities embrace a mission of expanding social justice, the tensions between their role as speech nannies and as a platform for debate will only grow  FULL STORY 

Veil bans are bigoted and sexist. Really?
Pundits outside of Quebec are apoplectic over Bill 62, but it appears they may be largely out of step with English Canada

By Margaret Wente
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 – Page A13

-- If you're a liberal thinker, you probably know where you stand on Quebec's controversial religious neutrality bill. You hate it. Banning women in face veils from receiving public services (such...  FULL STORY 

Banning the niqab is bigoted and sexist. Or is it?
Pundits outside of Quebec are apoplectic over Bill 62, but it appears they may be largely out of step with English Canada

By Margaret Wente
Monday, October 23, 2017

Pundits outside of Quebec are apoplectic over Bill 62, but it appears they may be largely out of step with English Canada  FULL STORY 

Please turn down the volume on the outrage machine
By Margaret Wente
Saturday, October 21, 2017 – Page F7

-- The wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal has been both bracing and predictable. What's bracing is the widespread confirmation that the entertainment industry is shot through with abusive behaviour...  FULL STORY 

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