MAJORITY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MAJORITY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Time to rise against Kaysville council http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309949-82/council-kaysville-citizens-increase.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309949-82/council-kaysville-citizens-increase.html.csp">Letter: Time to rise against Kaysville council</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T17:47:01.497-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 05:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It came as no surprise that Kaysville City Council voted to approve the 99.6 percent property tax increase over the strenuous objections of the citizens. Kaysville citizens have filled council chambers on three separate occasions to voice their objections. In a sort of twisted logic, the council stated that though 75 percent were opposed to the increase, they were actually in the minority because the majority of the citizens at a council meeting in December voiced their approval of the police st...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58309949@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:47:01 MDT Cepeda: Misreading our demographics http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58321543-82/majority-war-black-half.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58321543-82/majority-war-black-half.html.csp">Cepeda: Misreading our demographics</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Esther Cepeda</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T16:22:13.616-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 04:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • “War” is too strong a word to use in regard to race relations. Despite continuing income inequality or how often the justice system seems to lack fairness when applied to nonwhites, few Americans would say that whites are waging a war on people of color. Even as Ferguson, Mo., smolders after the shooting of a black teenager in a majority African-American town overseen by an almost all-white political leadership, “war” is too hyperbolic a statement. Bias, discrimination and neglect, cer...</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> 58321543@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:22:13 MDT Milbank: An upending of reason in the House http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58251769-82/obama-authority-border-executive.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58251769-82/obama-authority-border-executive.html.csp">Milbank: An upending of reason in the House</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dana Milbank</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T10:15:01.604-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 10:15AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • After conservatives on Thursday brought down House Speaker John Boehner’s bill to address the border crisis, the new House Republican leadership team issued a joint statement declaring that President Obama should fix the problem himself. “There are numerous steps the president can and should be taking right now, without the need for congressional action,” the leadership quartet proclaimed, “to secure our borders and ensure these children are returned swiftly and safely to their...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58251769@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10:15:01 MDT U.S. lawmakers struggle to seal $225M Iron Dome package http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58238362-68/israel-defense-senate-republicans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58238362-68/israel-defense-senate-republicans.html.csp">U.S. lawmakers struggle to seal $225M Iron Dome package</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRADLEY KLAPPER </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and DONNA CASSATA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T17:26:34.904-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 05:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Democrats and Republicans in Congress vowed urgent support Tuesday for a $225 million missile defense package for Israel, boosting the likelihood that legislation will clear Congress before lawmakers begin a monthlong vacation at week’s end. “Let’s stop playing games,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., calling the assistance a necessity for the “life-or-death struggle Israel faces.” Graham and other supporters made their comments as Israel unleashed its heaviest bombardment yet in ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582383622014-07-29T17:26:34.904-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-29T17:26:34.904-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58238362@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:26:34 MDT Little sunlight as Obama raises super PAC dollars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58226384-68/obama-super-pac-donors.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58226384-68/obama-super-pac-donors.html.csp">Little sunlight as Obama raises super PAC dollars</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-26T19:47:02.778-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 07:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • For years, President Barack Obama railed against the surge of unlimited spending flowing into American political campaigns, arguing that average voters were being shut out of a secretive system that lets special interests bankroll elections. Now, as Obama enthusiastically raises money for Democratic super PACs, he’s embracing some of the same secretive elements of that system, drawing charges of hypocrisy from good-governance advocates who say the public deserves to know what Obama...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582263842014-07-26T19:47:02.778-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-26T19:47:02.778-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58226384@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:47:02 MDT