FRIEDMAN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/FRIEDMAN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Why did it take a decade for deadly defect to be detected? ‘I cannot tell you,’ says GM boss http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57761053-68/barra-friedman-switch-victims.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57761053-68/barra-friedman-switch-victims.html.csp">Why did it take a decade for deadly defect to be detected? ‘I cannot tell you,’ says GM boss</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Michael A. Fletcher</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Steven Mufson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T20:54:12.169-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 08:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • General Motors chief executive Mary Barra on Tuesday deflected a barrage of questions on Capitol Hill about the automaker’s failure to fix a deadly ignition-switch flaw, telling lawmakers that she was unaware of the decade-old problem until early this year. While she repeatedly apologized for a defect that GM has blamed for the deaths of at least 13 motorists, Barra also repeatedly ducked lawmakers’ sometimes testy queries, saying she is awaiting the results of an internal investig...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57761053@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:54:12 MDT Op-ed: Marriage studies are tangled web of deception http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57739429-82/sex-utah-regnerus-marriage.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57739429-82/sex-utah-regnerus-marriage.html.csp">Op-ed: Marriage studies are tangled web of deception</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Chris Wangsgard</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T01:01:05.388-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.” — Sir Walter Scott In its appellate brief to the 10th Circuit in the same-sex marriage case (Kitchen v. Herbert), Utah claimed that “ ... same-sex parenting arrangements are less effective than married biological mothers and fathers in producing positive outcomes in the lives of their children.” The sole authority Utah relied on to make this representation to the court was a study by a sociologist, Mark D. ...</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> 57739429@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 01:01:05 MDT Op-ed: Michigan Judge, not marriage studies, is ‘unbelievable’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57739941-82/judge-unbelievable-raised-studies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57739941-82/judge-unbelievable-raised-studies.html.csp">Op-ed: Michigan Judge, not marriage studies, is ‘unbelievable’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By William C. Duncan</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T01:01:05.679-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">What does “unbelievable” mean? To most of us, it means that something is clearly not true or at least is so implausible as to justify our rejecting it as an explanation. In his ruling last week that the U.S. Constitution requires Michigan to change its legal definition of marriage to include same-sex couples, Judge Bernard Friedman vociferously attacked four social scientists. The state had relied on their work to cast doubt on the notion that social science establishes that there are no differe...</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> 57739941@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 01:01:05 MDT Friedman: The morning after the morning after in Ukraine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57733439-82/putin-morning-russia-nature.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57733439-82/putin-morning-russia-nature.html.csp">Friedman: The morning after the morning after in Ukraine</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-26T16:20:38.462-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 04:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">One thing I learned covering the Middle East for many years is that there is “the morning after” and there is “the morning after the morning after.” Never confuse the two. The morning after a big event is when fools rush in and declare that someone’s victory or defeat in a single battle has “changed everything forever.” The morning after the morning after, the laws of gravity start to apply themselves; things often don’t look as good or as bad as you thought. And that brings me to Vladimir Putin...</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> 57733439@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:20:38 MDT Friedman: Dependence on oil and gas makes Putin strong http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57635257-82/putin-russia-oil-energy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57635257-82/putin-russia-oil-energy.html.csp">Friedman: Dependence on oil and gas makes Putin strong</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-05T16:25:27.638-06:00">Updated Mar 5, 2014 04:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Just as we’ve turned the coverage of politics into sports, we’re doing the same with geopolitics. There is much nonsense being written about how Vladimir Putin showed how he is “tougher” than Barack Obama and how Obama now needs to demonstrate his manhood. This is how great powers get drawn into the politics of small tribes and end up in great wars that end badly for everyone. We vastly exaggerate Putin’s strength — so does he — and we vastly underestimate our own strength and ability to weaken ...</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> 57635257@www.sltrib.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:25:27 MDT