SOCIETY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SOCIETY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Board ousts Paul Mero as Sutherland Institute president http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58339799-90/2000-board-discrimination-family.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58339799-90/2000-board-discrimination-family.html.csp">Board ousts Paul Mero as Sutherland Institute president</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="2014-08-26T21:18:58.091-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 09:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The board of the Sutherland Institute, the state’s most prominent conservative think tank, has asked its longtime president, Paul Mero, to resign after long-simmering disputes apparently reached a head. Mero, who ran the institute since 2000, said the disagreements were over “organizational matters” and executing the plans the group had made. “There is no disagreement over philosophy or direction or the projects we’ve been working on,” Mero said in an interview. “It’s just a matter of differenc...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58339799@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:18:58 MDT Letter: Guns poison any hope of a civil society http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313461-82/guns-gun-sltrib-letter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313461-82/guns-gun-sltrib-letter.html.csp">Letter: Guns poison any hope of a civil society</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T19:52:51.701-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 07:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Stephen Van Dyke’s criticism (Public Forum, Aug. 10) of Ron Molen’s letter (Aug. 7) games the facts. The 100,000 dead and wounded each year mentioned by Molen breaks down accordingly: 13,000 homicides and 17,000 suicides or 30,000 dead and 70,000 wounded. These are general figures that stay consistent year after year according to public safety experts. Precise numbers would be available were it not for Republicans stopping the Centers for Disease Control from collecting vital gun violence data t...</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> 58313461@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:52:51 MDT Movie review: ‘The Giver’ strong on ideas, just OK on action http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58285086-223/giver-config-data-jonas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58285086-223/giver-config-data-jonas.html.csp">Movie review: ‘The Giver’ strong on ideas, just OK on action</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T16:29:45.807-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 04:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Before “The Hunger Games” and “Divergent” and a slew of imitators of dystopian young-adult fiction, there was “The Giver,” Lois Lowry’s acclaimed 1994 novel of a seemingly perfect but actually repressive society. A story that was a trailblazer in print has become a follower on film. It’s a shame, really, because director Phillip Noyce’s adaptation of “The Giver” is a solid thriller brimming with interesting ideas — and only feels derivative because other titles have gotten to the screen first. ...</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> 58285086@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 16:29:45 MDT Imported puppies must be healthy, 6 months old http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58301448-79/puppies-puppy-imported-months.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58301448-79/puppies-puppy-imported-months.html.csp">Imported puppies must be healthy, 6 months old</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SUE MANNING </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T19:14:02.138-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 07:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Foreign dog breeders have gone unregulated for years, shipping puppies so young and so sick that one in four died before reaching a U.S. airport, animal welfare workers say. The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved a regulation Friday that, starting in 90 days, will require all puppies imported to the United States to be at least 6 months old, healthy, and up-to-date on vaccinations. Census Bureau data show about 8,400 puppies a year were imported between 2009 and 2013. Because ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583014482014-08-15T19:14:02.138-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-15T19:14:02.138-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58301448@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:14:02 MDT Letter: GOP has sunk to an agenda of hate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58287856-82/anti-hate-agenda-gop.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58287856-82/anti-hate-agenda-gop.html.csp">Letter: GOP has sunk to an agenda of hate</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T11:41:19.783-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 11:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Republican Party has always been distrustful of large segments of American society, but in recent years this distrust seems to have devolved into pure hate. Republicans’ intense hatred of President Obama is without precedent in U.S. history. In addition to being anti-Obama, today’s Republican Party aggressively pushes an agenda that is anti-black, anti-Hispanic, anti-gay, anti-immigrant, anti-woman, anti-worker, anti-poor, anti-education, anti-science, anti-environment, anti-health care an...</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> 58287856@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:41:19 MDT Dionne: Cools stuff crowds out warm personal bonds http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58281498-82/roberts-dunkelman-choice-neighborly.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58281498-82/roberts-dunkelman-choice-neighborly.html.csp">Dionne: Cools stuff crowds out warm personal bonds</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="2014-08-11T01:01:04.224-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Consider how our definition of “neighborliness” has evolved. Once upon a time, being neighborly meant “reaching out to the people who lived next door” by, among other things, “offering to watch the kids in a pinch.” Now, “being ‘neighborly’ means leaving those around you in peace.” Or think about reSTART, the nation’s first rehab center for technology addicts who get so hooked to online games that their lives fall apart as their capacities for decision-making and self-cont...</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> 58281498@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 01:01:04 MDT Op-ed: World Congress of Families is not a hate group http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58156858-82/family-wcf-hate-sutherland.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58156858-82/family-wcf-hate-sutherland.html.csp">Op-ed: World Congress of Families is not a hate group</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Paul Mero</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T16:56:01.278-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 04:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On Aug. 15, 2012, Floyd Corkins walked into the Washington, D.C., office of the Family Research Council armed with a handgun, intent on killing staff. Fortunately, the security guard he shot was able to disarm Corkins before he hurt any others. The gunman was upset with the Family Research Council’s pro-family politics. As it turns out, the council was listed in 2010 as a “hate group” for its pro-family politics by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), and Corkins told the FBI he went to the S...</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> 58156858@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:56:01 MDT Letter: Family group shouldn’t be demonized http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58146269-82/family-group-marriage-planning.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58146269-82/family-group-marriage-planning.html.csp">Letter: Family group shouldn’t be demonized</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-06T10:26:35.682-06:00">Updated Jul 6, 2014 10:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Howard Center for Family Religion and Society (“Anti-gay group is planning SLC event,” July 2) appears to have as its goal the promotion of heterosexual marriage as the fundamental unit of society. There doesn’t seem to be any indication that they oppose homosexuality per se as the first sentence of the article indicates. It is not surprising that the usual suspects in the LGBT community take umbrage at their definition of marriage. Well, everyone has a right to an opinion. Or maybe not. Jas...</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> 58146269@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Jul 2014 10:26:35 MDT Letter: Pets are now; kids are the future http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58141931-82/dogs-future-pets-simmons.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58141931-82/dogs-future-pets-simmons.html.csp">Letter: Pets are now; kids are the future</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T17:31:01.362-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 05:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">To Ashley Simmons (“I would save my dogs over your children,” July 1), dogs seem to be more important than people, especially children. I know of Ms. Simmons only from her letter to the Trib. She may contribute to our society in ways I know nothing about. Maybe her dogs are rescue dogs. Perhaps she is a veteran, or a veterinarian. I don’t want to judge. Some day, an earthquake will strike the Wasatch Front. In spite of our best laid plans, there will be tragedy and death. In an emergency...</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> 58141931@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:31:01 MDT Anti-gay group plans Salt Lake conference in 2015 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58138489-78/family-congress-families-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58138489-78/family-congress-families-utah.html.csp">Anti-gay group plans Salt Lake conference in 2015</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lisa Schencker </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-02T09:36:49.578-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 09:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An organization that touts the “natural family” and opposes homosexuality plans to hold its first U.S. conference in Salt Lake City next year. It’s a plan that, in addition to upsetting gay rights advocates, comes shortly after a federal appeals court upheld a lower court ruling that scrapped Utah’s ban on gay marriage. The World Congress of Families is to be held at the Little America and Grand America hotels in late October 2015. It’s an event that could attract a couple of thousand people, s...</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> 58138489@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 09:36:49 MDT