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Recent articles by Martin:

Social media AIs are a convenient scapegoat for the decline of democracy. But we should look deeper

Don’t blame the social media algorithms for the anger, Martin Regg Cohn writes. → Read More

Doug Ford’s pretend budget won’t have any surprises. Those will come later

It falls to the premier’s third finance minister in four years to make sense of unsteady times, Martin Regg Cohn writes. → Read More

These three countries are proving that without economic stability, democracy will falter

The consequences of turmoil in Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Lebanon will be more lives ruined, economic refugees unmoored and societies ravaged, Martin Regg Cohn writes. → Read More

If the war in Ukraine is a fight against authoritarianism, why are these democracies sitting on the fence?

Some of the most influential democracies around the world are still sitting on the fence instead of standing up for freedom, Martin Regg Cohn writes. → Read More

Doug Ford is right — it’s time to end mask mandates in Ontario

There are plenty of good reasons to condemn Doug Ford for misleading Ontarians but the removal of mask mandates is not one of them, Martin Regg Cohn writes. → Read More

It’s the right time to choose whether you want to keep wearing a mask

To those who cling to mask mandates, you should save your breath and fight harder for public compulsion, work smarter on public persuasion — on vaccination as much as masking, Martin Regg Cohn writes. → Read More

It’s the Ukraine phone call the Future Bakery’s Borys Wrzesnewskyj dreads the most

A one-time Canadian MP and lifetime Ukrainian activist is working to send help from Toronto, Martin Regg Cohn writes. → Read More

Pipeline protest or convoy blockade — police should apply the same standards to all illegal demonstrations

When a tiny minority insists on imposing its will on our elected Parliament, they are dissenters from democracy, Martin Regg Cohn writes. → Read More

Andrea Horwath easily won the NDP’s support. Voters won’t be so generous

Now Canada’s longest-serving party leader, Andrea Horwath predicts she’ll be sitting in the premier’s office post-election. Not so fast, writes Martin Regg Cohn. → Read More

John Honderich understood the power of the press and used it to do good

John Honderich began his career as a crusading journalist and ended up a defender of journalism, Martin Regg Cohn writes. → Read More

With Erin O’Toole out of the way, will Doug Ford make a bid to become prime minister?

With the Conservative party leadership up for grabs again, is Doug Ford ready to act on his lingering political fantasy? Martin Regg Cohn writes. → Read More

He honoured a Nazi. How can Andrea Horwath think he’s a great NDP candidate?

Why is Andrea Horwath defending a candidate who helped to name an Ajax street after a Nazi naval officer, Martin Regg Cohn writes. → Read More

Fringe candidates won’t win, but Doug Ford could be the biggest loser

Watch for Doug Ford to be undone not merely by his Liberal and NDP rivals, but also undermined by the far-right populists he once counted on, Martin Regg Cohn writes. → Read More

For Ontario voters, the race for second place might be the most interesting

Can anyone defeat Doug Ford? In the 19 weeks leading up to the June 2 vote, you will read countless predictions and assumptions, because everyone has an opinion about the premier, Martin Regg Cohn writes. → Read More

The old rules of war will be no help as the West confronts Russia’s hostility

The world has changed since the Iron Curtain was lifted and gas pipelines were laid down from East to West, Martin Regg Cohn writes. → Read More

Doug Ford could teach Ontario’s colleges and universities a thing or two about flexibility

In today’s Ontario, there is a disconnect in higher education that defies reason and logic, Martin Regg Cohn writes. → Read More

Did Doug Ford bungle the pandemic response? Here comes your chance to judge him

A little context goes a long way to explain the complexity of COVID-19, Martin Regg Cohn writes. → Read More

Doug Ford’s temporary truce with union leader shows the enemy of my enemy is my friend

Ontario has been backed into a corner by Buy American policies. That’s why Unifor’s Jerry Dias says he’s in the premier’s corner, Martin Regg Cohn writes. → Read More

Christmases spent in foreign lands remind writer that Christmas charity begins at home

As I look back on those memories and how hard it can be to help, I remember how easy it is to help here, with the Star Santa Claus Fund, says Martin Regg Cohn. → Read More

Reports of democracy’s demise are greatly exaggerated

Democracy is not in decline, despite all the depressing rhetoric emanating from Washington this week, Martin Regg Cohn writes. → Read More