How Miami elected officials allowed for approval of a potential $645 million public project without public input, during the height of the Great Recession, where real estate and unemployment problems surged in Florida, is stunning.
For Lance Armstrong to be involved with either of illegal or illicit activities through sponsorship of a federal entity presents concern worthy of a federal investigation. And to drop such without a conclusion or explanation is nearly as deplorable.
What MLB did not foresee, much like its compatriots on Wall Street who bought up valueless mortgages, and pimped them off as viable commodities, was that such actions would have such a deleterious impact on their baseball revenues come next season, just a few months from now.
At a time when NYC and NY state are both eliminating important public services due to budget shortfalls, as are many states across the country, it is incumbent for taxpayers to know far more comprehensively the machinations of the public financing of its stadiums.
I am growing very tired of reading or hearing about the national government being involved in today’s world of sports. In no way should it be the government’s responsibility to resolve the issues that different athletes, teams and sports leagues experience. There are far more important issues in this country that require the attention of [...]
The story of Jamiel Shaw, Jr., as reported, is not that of sensation but rather that of the war between our communities and our federal, state and local governments. For they have dropped the ball, not Jamiel, not his family, not his neighborhood.