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Nea Axed

A House submcommittee has rejected a group of White House spending initiatives, including an $18-million funding increase for the National Endowment for the Arts. That’s the good news. The bad news, mentioned in this Washington Post story, is that the NEA will now try a different legislative path and try to tack its new money onto a “natural resources” bill. Because, of course, government-funded art is an important natural resource.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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