MADISON - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MADISON 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 Cop: Man with gun tattoo had real gun in waistband http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58072099-68/gun-smith-police-tattoo.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58072099-68/gun-smith-police-tattoo.html.csp">Cop: Man with gun tattoo had real gun in waistband</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">the Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-15T21:28:08.983-06:00">Updated Jun 15, 2014 09:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Madison, Maine • A man with a realistic-looking tattoo of a gun on his stomach had the real thing tucked into his waistband when he was arrested, police said. Police told the Morning Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1p2LHWq ) that 41-year-old Michael Smith, of Norridgewock, showed up at a sheriff’s deputy’s home Thursday night. He was crying and had been drinking, authorities said. Smith told police he had a fight with his ex-girlfriend and had stolen prescription narcotics from her, authorities said. H...</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> 58072099@www.sltrib.com Sun, 15 Jun 2014 21:28:08 MDT Letter: Beware of men of “factious tempers” http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58047156-82/democracy-less-argues-citizens.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58047156-82/democracy-less-argues-citizens.html.csp">Letter: Beware of men of “factious tempers”</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-11T07:33:04.009-06:00">Updated Jun 11, 2014 07:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Professor Michael Lyons (“What we need is less democracy, not more,” June 7) seems to find democracy a “fundamental defect” in our governing processes, and he argues his point, finally pointing out that the framers of the Constitution feared democracy as understood at the time. He then refers to Federalist 10, in which James Madison argues that “a small number of citizens elected by the rest” . . . will “refine and enlarge the public views, by passing them through the medium of a chosen bo...</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> 58047156@www.sltrib.com Wed, 11 Jun 2014 07:33:04 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