Yankees Upstairs Downstairs

Why Big Sports Stadiums Stir Up Controversy

Citizens, journalists and policymakers tell us why controversial new sports stadiums in their own communities are making some cheer and others jeer.


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    Robert Cluck
    Mayor, Arlington, Texas


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Editors, scholars and activists tackle the question: What does the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder mean for democracy? MORE

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