POLICY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/POLICY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Robinson: Have we gone to war again? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58348958-82/state-islamic-group-military.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58348958-82/state-islamic-group-military.html.csp">Robinson: Have we gone to war again?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Eugene Robinson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T17:52:13.871-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 05:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • I’d like to know whether the United States is at war with the Islamic State. I’d like to know why — or why not. I’d like to know whether the goal of U.S. policy is to contain the jihadist militia or destroy it. President Obama? Members of Congress? Please pay attention. I’m talking to you. The barbarians who decapitated journalist James Foley — and who commit atrocities on a daily basis — control territory in both Iraq and Syria. I’d like to know why it makes sense to co...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58348958@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:52:13 MDT Pediatricians’ Rx for schools: Later start times http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58334105-68/policy-start-schools-amundson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58334105-68/policy-start-schools-amundson.html.csp">Pediatricians’ Rx for schools: Later start times</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LINDSEY TANNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T10:23:37.49-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 10:23AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. Delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems, the American Academy of Pediatrics says in a new policy. The influential group says teens are especially at risk; for them, “chronic sleep loss has increasingly become the norm.” Studies have found that most U.S. students in mi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583341052014-08-25T10:23:37.49-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-25T10:23:37.49-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58334105@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:23:37 MDT Broncos kicker Prater to be suspended for four games http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58331195-77/prater-broncos-nfl-league.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58331195-77/prater-broncos-nfl-league.html.csp">Broncos kicker Prater to be suspended for four games</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Klis</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Denver Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T18:11:17.49-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 06:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Broncos kicker Matt Prater has been notified by the NFL he will be suspended through the first four games of the season for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. The violation was alcohol-related. Prater has been in the league’s alcohol program since soon after he was charged with driving under the influence Aug. 12, 2011. The four-game suspension, which is expected to be announced Monday, was part of an agreement reached between Prater’s attorney, Harvey Steinberg, and the league, so a...</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> 58331195@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:11:17 MDT As conference ends, economists’ views clash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58329230-79/inflation-fed-rates-unemployment.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58329230-79/inflation-fed-rates-unemployment.html.csp">As conference ends, economists’ views clash</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW BROWN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T16:22:50.233-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 04:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jackson Hole, Wyo. • Most visitors to Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park are drawn to the peak that gave the park its name — a 13,776-foot monolith that dominates the sweeping skyline. But for the economists and central bankers who gathered in a lodge here for the past three days, attention fell on a more mundane but consequential matter: the often conflicting relationship between unemployment and inflation. How, they argued, should central banks manage their control of interest rates to streng...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583292302014-08-23T16:22:50.233-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-23T16:22:50.233-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58329230@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:22:50 MDT Fitbit to Schumer: We don’t sell personal data http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58326395-79/data-fitbit-personal-schumer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58326395-79/data-fitbit-personal-schumer.html.csp">Fitbit to Schumer: We don’t sell personal data</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T15:38:02.726-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 03:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Albany, N.Y. • Fitbit, the maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices, said Friday it does not sell personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer. The San Francisco-based company spelled out its privacy policy on its website after Schumer warned of a potential “privacy nightmare” relating to concerns that the makers of fitness monitoring devices could sell users’ data to advertisers. Schumer has called for a federal regulation to require...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583263952014-08-22T15:38:02.726-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-22T15:38:02.726-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58326395@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:02 MDT New football ticket policy in place for students http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58313533-55/students-doggett-games-monday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58313533-55/students-doggett-games-monday.html.csp">New football ticket policy in place for students</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="2014-08-19T13:00:03.261-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 01:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sprinting for seats in Romney Stadium has always been a fun but rather dangerous part of home football games for Aggie students. But entrance into the stadium is changing this year in an effort to make the event more safe and to allow students more time to tailgate. This year students can pick up tickets for home games starting on the Monday the week of the game at the TSC Card Office from 7 a.m.-noon on Monday and also at the Spectrum Ticket office at noon on Monday. Students will be able to se...</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> 58313533@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:00:03 MDT Utahns upset over cop shooting dog make emotional appeals to Salt Lake City Council http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58289899-90/police-council-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58289899-90/police-council-lake-salt.html.csp">Utahns upset over cop shooting dog make emotional appeals to Salt Lake City Council</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T10:32:49.034-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 10:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Police shooting dogs is not OK – particularly when they are on their own property. That’s what about 60 people loosely organized under the banner “Justice for Geist” told the Salt Lake City Council in an emotional hearing Tuesday evening. “I feel the police were out of control,” said Susan Barretta of Salt Lake City. “There is no constraint on what they call an emergency. And when they get in over their heads, they shoot their way out.” On June 18, while conducting a search for a missing 3-year...</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> 58289899@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:32:49 MDT Milbank: Vacationing during a crisis is no day at the beach http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58288149-82/obama-clinton-iraq-president.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58288149-82/obama-clinton-iraq-president.html.csp">Milbank: Vacationing during a crisis is no day at the beach</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="2014-08-12T15:00:46.396-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 03:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Obama must really be teed off. Hillary Rodham Clinton, his once-loyal secretary of state and his likeliest successor, has gone rogue, criticizing his foreign policy as too timid. Obama responded with not one but two rounds of golf. Clinton, in an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg published by the Atlantic over the weekend, offered a withering comment on the Obama doctrine, described in shorthand by White House officials as “don’t do stupid s — .” Said Clinton: “Great nations...</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> 58288149@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:00:46 MDT Hillary Clinton: Obama lacks specific foreign policy doctrine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58282318-68/clinton-obama-policy-foreign.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58282318-68/clinton-obama-policy-foreign.html.csp">Hillary Clinton: Obama lacks specific foreign policy doctrine</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Jonathan Allen </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Greg Giroux</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-10T20:15:05.938-06:00">Updated Aug 10, 2014 08:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Hillary Clinton is taking on President Barack Obama with the same issue he used against her in the 2008 Democratic primary: foreign policy vision. Obama lacks a specific doctrine, according to an Atlantic magazine interview with Clinton, the unannounced presidential candidate who is leading Democrats and Republicans in 2016 polling. “Great nations need organizing principles, and ‘don’t do stupid stuff’ is not an organizing principle,” Clinton told The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, a...</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> 58282318@www.sltrib.com Sun, 10 Aug 2014 20:15:05 MDT Hunt: Nixon, Watergate conspirator and good liberal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58275723-82/nixon-burns-policy-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58275723-82/nixon-burns-policy-government.html.csp">Hunt: Nixon, Watergate conspirator and good liberal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Albert R. Hunt</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T09:31:01.245-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 09:31AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Nixon without Watergate; it’s like Beethoven without music or “The Godfather” without violence. Yet there was a lot more to the five and half years of Richard Nixon’s presidency. That record, ironically, is largely painful for the conservatives who supported him for a quarter century, and not a bad one for the liberals who despised him. His opening to China in 1972 had been advocated by many liberals, but Democratic presidents weren’t willing to take the political risk. Today, it is...</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> 58275723@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 09:31:01 MDT Utah’s ‘Mr. Liquor’ leaving Legislature to head Tax Commission http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58259173-90/attorney-commission-herbert-laws.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58259173-90/attorney-commission-herbert-laws.html.csp">Utah’s ‘Mr. Liquor’ leaving Legislature to head Tax Commission</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T22:27:10.964-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 10:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sen. John Valentine, a fixture in the Utah Legislature since 1988 and the major force behind Utah’s liquor laws for the past decade, will leave the Senate to head the Utah Tax Commission. The Utah County tax attorney, who is the second-longest-serving active lawmaker and was president of the Senate for four years, technically still must be confirmed by the Senate, but approval by his colleagues is almost certain. “I’m sure there will be a lot of people celebrating that Mr. Liquor is leaving the...</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> 58259173@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 22:27:10 MDT Letter: Let Israel stand on its own http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58250797-82/israel-money-advice-conservative.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58250797-82/israel-money-advice-conservative.html.csp">Letter: Let Israel stand on its own</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-01T17:13:01.843-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 05:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">George Will (“Room for a conservative internationalist policy,” July 31) quoted Prime Minister Netanyahu to the effect, “The point [sic] of Israel is that Jews shall never again … depend on the kindness of strangers. Such dependency did not work out well for Jews, so Israel exists for Jewish self-defense.” But Mr. Will might also have quoted what Moshe Dayan said several decades ago, “The Americans give us money and advice. We take the money and ignore the advice.” This statement is still valid,...</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> 58250797@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:13:01 MDT Poll: Foreign policy no longer Obama strong point http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58250468-68/percent-obama-foreign-party.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58250468-68/percent-obama-foreign-party.html.csp">Poll: Foreign policy no longer Obama strong point</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CONNIE CASS and JENNIFER AGIESTA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-01T09:40:02.445-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 09:40AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Foreign policy used to be a bright spot in Americans’ dimming opinion of President Barack Obama. Not anymore. Associated Press-GfK polling found a spring and summer of discontent with the president’s handling of world events. Obama’s consistently low marks across crises such as the fighting in Ukraine and the conflict between Israel and Hamas could benefit Republicans aiming to win control Congress in the fall. “The problem is saying something and not doing anything — making grandio...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582504682014-08-01T09:40:02.445-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-01T09:40:02.445-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58250468@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:40:02 MDT Obama holds foreign policy meeting with lawmakers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58247814-68/obama-president-foreign-israel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58247814-68/obama-president-foreign-israel.html.csp">Obama holds foreign policy meeting with lawmakers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIE PACE </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and BRADLEY KLAPPER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T17:59:02.342-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 05:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama huddled with congressional lawmakers Thursday to discuss the numerous foreign policy crises facing his administration, including tensions with Russia and the war between Israel and Hamas. The meeting came amid rampant criticism of Obama’s foreign policy from Republicans on Capitol Hill. Some of those who have criticized Obama were among the 14 lawmakers who attended Thursday’s meeting, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who said shortly ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582478142014-07-31T17:59:02.342-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-31T17:59:02.342-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58247814@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:59:02 MDT Denver Post: Has pot reached a tipping point in the U.S.? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58241708-82/marijuana-favor-legalization-policies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58241708-82/marijuana-favor-legalization-policies.html.csp">Denver Post: Has pot reached a tipping point in the U.S.?</a></h4>