COMMENTS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COMMENTS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Trib Talk: Explore the week in geek http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58430309-231/talk-com-critic-sltrib.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58430309-231/talk-com-critic-sltrib.html.csp">Trib Talk: Explore the week in geek</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T09:03:01.93-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 09:03AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Making weekend entertainment plans? Trib Talk can help. Tribune resident nerd Sheena McFarland, movie critic Sean P. Means and television critic Scott D. Pierce examine weekend options, including the movies “Maze Runner” and “This Is Where I Leave You.” Watch the video chat live streamed at sltrib.com. Join in by calling 801-355-TALK or by sending comments and questions to #TribTalk on Twitter and Google+. › sltrib.com</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58430309@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:03:01 MDT Arizona GOP official resigns over Medicaid remarks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58421992-68/pearce-comments-party-republican.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58421992-68/pearce-comments-party-republican.html.csp">Arizona GOP official resigns over Medicaid remarks</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T16:26:18.104-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 04:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">PHOENIX (AP) — Former Arizona legislator Russell Pearce, the chief sponsor of Arizona’s hard-line law against illegal immigration, has resigned a top leadership position in the state Republican Party after he was criticized for remarks advocating mandatory contraception or sterilization of people on Medicaid. The party late Sunday night announced Pearce’s resignation as first vice chairman — the state party’s second top leadership post — after some Republican candidates denounced the comments th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58421992@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:26:18 MDT Regulators weighing wireless connecting standards http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58416845-79/wireless-fcc-rules-internet.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58416845-79/wireless-fcc-rules-internet.html.csp">Regulators weighing wireless connecting standards</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Todd Shields</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T14:23:02.955-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 02:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Months of debate and more than 1 million comments about rules for Web traffic may have moved regulators to consider tougher standards for wireless networks that connect smartphones and tablets. With the Federal Communications Commission ending its period to accept comments Monday, Chairman Tom Wheeler is weighing whether to bar wireless companies led by AT&T and Verizon Communications from treating differently some Web content — applying the same rules as wired services. The agency ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58416845@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:23:02 MDT Paul George apologizes for Twitter comments on Ray Rice http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58402469-77/george-rice-paul-comments.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58402469-77/george-rice-paul-comments.html.csp">Paul George apologizes for Twitter comments on Ray Rice</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T23:28:46.391-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Indianapolis • NBA star Paul George got the message quickly Thursday. After tweeting that Ray Rice should be allowed to continue his NFL career and suggesting he was merely responding to being attacked, George backtracked Thursday, replacing his deleted comments with an apology to women and victims of domestic violence. Rice was released by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after an elevator video showed Rice knocking out his then-fiancee with a punch to the fa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584024692014-09-11T23:28:46.391-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-11T23:28:46.391-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58402469@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:28:46 MDT Texas Sen. Ted Cruz walks out after pro-Israel comments draw boos http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58402111-68/cruz-israel-christians-hate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58402111-68/cruz-israel-christians-hate.html.csp">Texas Sen. Ted Cruz walks out after pro-Israel comments draw boos</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DONNA CASSATA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T09:13:01.97-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 09:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Republican Sen. Ted Cruz said he walked out of a speech Wednesday night to a Christian organization after some audience members booed his comments in support of Israel and the Jewish people. At the “In Defense of Christians” gala dinner, the Texas senator said he told the gathering that those who hate Israel also hate the United States and those who hate the Jewish people also hate Christians. He said that hatred of Israel and Jews runs counter to the teachings of Christ. That elici...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584021112014-09-11T09:13:01.97-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-11T09:13:01.97-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58402111@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:13:01 MDT Atlanta Hawks discipline GM Ferry for racist comments http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58393355-77/ferry-comments-gearon-levenson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58393355-77/ferry-comments-gearon-levenson.html.csp">Atlanta Hawks discipline GM Ferry for racist comments</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHARLES ODUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T22:38:50.95-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 10:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Atlanta • The fallout from racially charged comments by Atlanta Hawks’ leadership continued on Tuesday as general manager Danny Ferry was disciplined for making inflammatory comments about Luol Deng. Hawks CEO Steve Koonin has imposed undisclosed discipline on Ferry for comments the GM made to the ownership group in June when the team pursued Deng as a free agent. Atlanta media outlets obtained a letter Monday night from Hawks co-owner Michael Gearon Jr. which cites Ferry telling the ownership g...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583933552014-09-09T22:38:50.95-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-09T22:38:50.95-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58393355@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:38:50 MDT The Cricket’s Daily 3: Paying tribute to Joan Rivers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58392634-66/broadway-late-rivers-2014.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58392634-66/broadway-late-rivers-2014.html.csp">The Cricket’s Daily 3: Paying tribute to Joan Rivers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SEan P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T07:21:44.809-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 07:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Here’s what’s happening today in pop culture: • Some Broadway theaters will dim their lights tonight in tribute to Joan Rivers — after a Twitter fight prompted when the Broadway League, which usually decides such things, decided not to extend that honor to Rivers at every Broadway theater. [Entertainment Weekly] • Tony-winning British actor James Corden (“Begin Again,” two episodes of “Doctor Who”) will fill Craig Ferguson’s spot on CBS’s “The Late Late Show.” No, you haven’t heard of him. Yes, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58392634@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 07:21:44 MDT Letter: How about more from this cartoonist? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58389368-82/president-bagley-cartoon-finally.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58389368-82/president-bagley-cartoon-finally.html.csp">Letter: How about more from this cartoonist?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T18:10:01.729-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 06:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As I perused the Saturday cartoon on the Opinion page comparing Vice President Joe Biden’s fiery, tough comments in response to the ISIS atrocities to the inept, and non-committal statement of the president, I thought, “Wow. Bagley finally gets it. Bagley finally puts pen to paper to satirically criticize this incompetent President.” Then I realized, this cartoon wasn’t submitted by Bagley but by R. Mckel. Don’t know R. Mckel, but the Trib needs to publish more works like this to offset the o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58389368@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:10:01 MDT The Commentariat: A sampling of reader comments posted on sltrib.com http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58370395-82/sltrib-com-women-commenting.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58370395-82/sltrib-com-women-commenting.html.csp">The Commentariat: A sampling of reader comments posted on sltrib.com</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T16:50:02.208-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 04:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“I will bet my life savings that UTA executives don’t ride TRAX.” — Roger Wilco commenting on the Sept. 2 sltrib.com article, “All aboard the S Line? Not quite for the Salt Lake City streetcar” “They only ride transit when they go to Europe on fact-finding trips.” — SLCynic commenting on the above comment “Well-behaved women seldom make history.” — DCAinSLC commenting on the Sept. 1 op-ed by Kate Kelly, “As sisters in Zion, inclusion of women is common goal” “Ill-behaved wome...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58370395@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:50:02 MDT The Commentariat: A sampling of reader comments posted on sltrib.com http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58340177-82/sltrib-com-board-common.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58340177-82/sltrib-com-board-common.html.csp">The Commentariat: A sampling of reader comments posted on sltrib.com</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T17:05:02.306-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 05:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“The entire breathing public has been telling the Utah lawmakers that the UTA is out of control for years. The real test will be if the Utah lawmakers actually do anything about it.” — citizen110451 commenting on the August 26 sltrib.com article, “Audit blasts UTA, says it gave millions in sweetheart deals” “I believe the organized resistance to Common Core is rooted in the fear it might actually work and the test scores of public school children will start to improve dashing the hopes of...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58340177@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:05:02 MDT