JEFFERSON - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/JEFFERSON News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Book review: Does James Madison still matter? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58175081-223/madison-cheney-political-american.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58175081-223/madison-cheney-political-american.html.csp">Book review: Does James Madison still matter?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By D. Kurt Graham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T01:01:02.626-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In a 2009 C-SPAN poll of historians and political scientists that ranked the leadership attributes of the U.S. presidents, James Madison placed right in the middle of the pack — somewhere between William McKinley and Grover Cleveland and just two spots ahead of Gerald Ford. Similar surveys confirm Madison’s place near the midpoint, at neither the top nor the bottom of our perceptions of presidential effectiveness and success. Such rankings raise some obvious questions about what we value and how...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58175081@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 01:01:02 MDT Utah Jazz - As expected, Jefferson signs elsewhere http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58181115-62/jazz-jefferson-season-forward.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58181115-62/jazz-jefferson-season-forward.html.csp">Utah Jazz - As expected, Jefferson signs elsewhere</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-13T22:23:02.266-06:00">Updated Jul 13, 2014 10:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Richard Jefferson - a starting small forward last season for the Jazz - has signed a one-year minimum contract with the Dallas Mavericks. The Jazz made no attempt to re-sign the veteran forward, renouncing his rights a few days ago. Utah took on his contract last season in an attempt to gain salary and keep cap flexibility. If not for the Jazz, Jefferson could very well be out of the league. Ty Corbin started Jefferson for much of the season at small forward - much to the chagrin of many Jazz f...</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> 58181115@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Jul 2014 22:23:02 MDT NBA notes: Derek Fisher reportedly agrees to coach Knicks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58047547-77/fisher-jordan-season-knicks.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58047547-77/fisher-jordan-season-knicks.html.csp">NBA notes: Derek Fisher reportedly agrees to coach Knicks</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-09T22:28:29.434-06:00">Updated Jun 9, 2014 10:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York •Derek Fisher has agreed to become the next coach of the New York Knicks and will be introduced at a news conference Tuesday morning, a person familiar with the situation said. The Knicks did not confirm the hiring, other than saying they were planning a “major announcement.” The 39-year-old Fisher just completed his 18th season, finishing his career with the Oklahoma City Thunder. He played under Knicks President Phil Jackson with the Los Angeles Lakers, and helped that franchise win ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580475472014-06-09T22:28:29.434-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-09T22:28:29.434-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58047547@www.sltrib.com Mon, 09 Jun 2014 22:28:29 MDT Sunstein: Now who wants to amend the Constitution? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58021015-82/madison-constitutional-amendments-constitution.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58021015-82/madison-constitutional-amendments-constitution.html.csp">Sunstein: Now who wants to amend the Constitution?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Cass R. Sunstein</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-03T06:28:02.483-06:00">Updated Jun 3, 2014 06:28AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">We are in the midst of a shift in political thinking about constitutional amendments. Nancy Pelosi, the House minority leader, is among many progressive thinkers now promoting constitutional change — in her case, to allow Congress to restrict corporate spending on political campaigns. Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, in a new book, calls for no fewer than six constitutional amendments, involving not only campaign finance but also gun control, capital punishment, political gerryman...</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> 58021015@www.sltrib.com Tue, 03 Jun 2014 06:28:02 MDT Voters in California contemplate forming the 51st state http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57998699-68/state-county-counties-jefferson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57998699-68/state-county-counties-jefferson.html.csp">Voters in California contemplate forming the 51st state</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIET WILLIAMS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-28T13:33:09.171-06:00">Updated May 28, 2014 01:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sacramento, Calif. • Residents of California’s largely rural, agrarian and politically conservative far northern counties long ago got used to feeling ignored in the state Capitol and out of sync with major urban areas. The idea of forming their own state has been a topic among local secession dreamers for more than a century. Residents in two counties will have a chance to voice that sentiment next week. Voters in Del Norte and Tehama, with a combined population of about 91,000, will decide Jun...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-579986992014-05-28T13:33:09.171-06:00" id="#license-2014-05-28T13:33:09.171-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57998699@www.sltrib.com Wed, 28 May 2014 13:33:09 MDT