POLICY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/POLICY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Drag queens dress down Facebook over names http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58428623-79/facebook-drag-names-queens.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58428623-79/facebook-drag-names-queens.html.csp">Drag queens dress down Facebook over names</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BARBARA ORTUTAY and PAUL ELIAS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T16:17:02.236-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 04:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • Drag queens in this cosmopolitan city are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina. But the world’s biggest social network is not budging from its rules. In recent weeks, Facebook has been deleting the profiles of self-described drag queens and other performers who use stage names because they did not comply with the social networking site’s requirement that users go by their “real na...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584286232014-09-18T16:17:02.236-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-18T16:17:02.236-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58428623@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:17:02 MDT Lane: The Fed’s gift to the rich http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58428622-82/fed-percent-income-central.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58428622-82/fed-percent-income-central.html.csp">Lane: The Fed’s gift to the rich</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Charles Lane</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T09:22:56.147-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 09:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • The latest meeting of the People Who Influence Everything from Auto Loans to 401(k) Plans — a.k.a. the Federal Reserve Board’s Open Market Committee — has just concluded. The Fed confirmed Wednesday that, as expected, it will stop buying bonds with freshly printed money in October but did not say when, exactly, it will end its recession-fighting zero-interest-rate policy. Under former chair Ben S. Bernanke, the Fed said it might abandon that policy when the official unemployment rat...</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> 58428622@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:22:56 MDT Facebook dressed down over ‘real names’ policy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58426108-79/facebook-names-drag-policy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58426108-79/facebook-names-drag-policy.html.csp">Facebook dressed down over ‘real names’ policy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BARBARA ORTUTAY and PAUL ELIAS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T08:00:23.3-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 08:00AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • Facebook says it temporarily restored hundreds of deleted profiles of self-described drag queens and others, but declined to change a policy requiring account holders to use their real names rather than drag names such as Lil Ms. Hot Mess and Sister Roma. The company restored the names Wednesday after it met with several drag queens and a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors who object to Facebook’s policy. The drag queens say requiring them and others to disclose the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584261082014-09-18T08:00:23.3-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-18T08:00:23.3-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58426108@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:00:23 MDT Letter: Bruner is fresh face in S.L. Council race http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58425035-82/bruner-face-fresh-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58425035-82/bruner-face-fresh-lake.html.csp">Letter: Bruner is fresh face in S.L. Council race</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T17:22:02.302-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 05:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Thank you, Salt Lake Tribune, for reporting on the policy debate between Jenny Wilson and Micah Bruner, both running for the county council seat currently held by Randy Horiuchi. Knowing that there are very few policy differences between the two candidates makes choosing a candidate easier, not harder. Only one candidate touts her familiarity with business as usual. Remembering that Ms. Wilson whined about not being paid enough the last time she held public office and loathing cozy relationships...</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> 58425035@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:22:02 MDT Air Force: ‘So help me God’ in oath is optional http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58425798-68/force-god-airman-policy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58425798-68/force-god-airman-policy.html.csp">Air Force: ‘So help me God’ in oath is optional</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">the Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T18:21:04.249-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 06:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Las Vegas • Airmen taking their enlistment or officer appointment oaths can omit the words “so help me God” if they choose, Air Force officials announced Wednesday. The policy change comes after an atheist airman at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada struck out the words on his Department of Defense reenlistment paperwork and ran afoul of a policy that prohibits omissions. The case went up to the Department of Defense General Counsel, which issued an opinion saying the language could be left out i...</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> 58425798@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:21:04 MDT NFL, union agree to new drug policy, HGH testing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58425302-77/players-game-hgh-policy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58425302-77/players-game-hgh-policy.html.csp">NFL, union agree to new drug policy, HGH testing</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T21:51:01.843-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 09:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The NFL finally will have HGH testing, perhaps as early as the end of this month. And of more immediate impact — this weekend — the new performance-enhancing drug policy the league and players’ union agreed to Wednesday will allow the Broncos’ Wes Welker and two other suspended players to return to the field. Welker, Dallas Cowboys defensive back Orlando Scandrick and St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey had been suspended for four games. All can return Sunday under the new rul...</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> 58425302@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:51:01 MDT Hunt: Why Obama needs congressional authority to wage war http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58420086-82/president-obama-congress-kaine.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58420086-82/president-obama-congress-kaine.html.csp">Hunt: Why Obama needs congressional authority to wage war</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="2014-09-16T10:01:18.082-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 10:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia says the question of whether Congress needs to authorize President Barack Obama’s declared war on Islamic State was settled by Thomas Jefferson when that president went after the Barbary pirates more than 200 years ago. Jefferson, a founding father, dispatched ships to the Barbary Coast of North Africa as a protection force in 1801 because Muslim pirates were seizing American merchant vessels. He then declared that he was “unauthorized by the 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> 58420086@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:01:18 MDT Strict dress code nets detentions at NY school http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58417175-68/code-dress-students-department.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58417175-68/code-dress-students-department.html.csp">Strict dress code nets detentions at NY school</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T15:34:29.765-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 03:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • A strict new dress code adopted by a Staten Island school has resulted in several detentions in the last two weeks. A city Department of Education spokeswoman said Monday that five students received detention and a number of students were spoken to by school administrators following the new “Dress for Success policy at Tottenville High School. Department spokeswoman Marge Feinberg says it is the first year the dress code was implemented. She didn’t say how many students were spoken to...</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> 58417175@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:34:29 MDT Dionne: Congress must do its job on foreign policy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58407084-82/debate-president-congress-policy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58407084-82/debate-president-congress-policy.html.csp">Dionne: Congress must do its job on foreign policy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By E.J. Dionne </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T12:09:04.508-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 12:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • There was a moment in the last quarter-century when the Congress of the United States made the nation proud. It did so across all its usual lines of division: Republican and Democratic, conservative and liberal, hawk and dove. In early January 1991, the Senate and the House staged searching and often eloquent debates over the first President Bush’s decision to wage a war to end Saddam Hussein’s occupation of Kuwait. The arguments, a prelude to votes on resolutions endorsing military...</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> 58407084@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:09:04 MDT Senate women: No tolerance for domestic violence http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58402479-77/domestic-nfl-senators-tolerance.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58402479-77/domestic-nfl-senators-tolerance.html.csp">Senate women: No tolerance for domestic violence</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW DALY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T23:28:46.354-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Sixteen female senators from both parties are calling on the NFL to adopt a zero-tolerance policy on domestic violence. The senators say they are “shocked and disgusted” by the video showing former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee and knocking her unconscious. They wrote NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday. Their letter says the senators are deeply concerned that a new policy he announced last month would let a player commit a violent act and ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584024792014-09-11T23:28:46.354-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-11T23:28:46.354-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58402479@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:28:46 MDT Letter: Let qualified people do their jobs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58403129-82/jobs-available-data-foreign.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58403129-82/jobs-available-data-foreign.html.csp">Letter: Let qualified people do their jobs</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T17:29:01.906-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 05:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The president is surrounded by people and advisers who have the latest, often confidential, reliable and most accurate data and information available for his foreign policy decisions. I find it interesting that politicians, pundits, ex-politicians/officials and ex-presidential candidates are more than willing to share their expert views, despite not having all the foreign policy information/data available to base an informed decision upon. This same scenario surrounds the school board position...</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> 58403129@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:29:01 MDT Dionne: The new politics of foreign policy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58402388-82/obama-foreign-policy-iraq.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58402388-82/obama-foreign-policy-iraq.html.csp">Dionne: The new politics of foreign policy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By E.J. Dionne</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T11:28:54.602-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 11:28AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Over the last decade, Americans’ views on foreign policy have swung sharply from support for intervention to a profound mistrust of any military engagement overseas. Over the same period, political debates on foreign affairs have been bitter and polarized, defined by the question of whether the invasion of Iraq was a proper use of the nation’s power or a catastrophic mistake. This contest for public opinion has taken place in the shadow of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. For understa...</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> 58402388@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:28:54 MDT World stocks down as Fed’s next policy move mulled http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58401985-79/percent-fed-policy-yen.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58401985-79/percent-fed-policy-yen.html.csp">World stocks down as Fed’s next policy move mulled</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By YOUKYUNG LEE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T08:32:01.639-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 08:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seoul, South Korea • World stocks turned lower on Thursday as investors tried to estimate when the Federal Reserve might start raising interest rates. A new round of European sanctions against Russia also weighed on trading sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: By early afternoon in Europe, Britain’s FTSE 100 was down 0.5 percent to 6,798.82 while France’s CAC 40 dropped by the same rate to 4,428.89. Germany’s DAX shed 0.2 percent to 9,682.54. Wall Street was headed for a weak start. Both S&P 500 and Dow Jo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584019852014-09-11T08:32:01.639-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-11T08:32:01.639-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58401985@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:32:01 MDT Washington Post: European Central Bank moves to address a faltering economy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58378347-82/europe-bank-draghi-ecb.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58378347-82/europe-bank-draghi-ecb.html.csp">Washington Post: European Central Bank moves to address a faltering economy</a></h4>