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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 — John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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