The Corner

Your Tax Dollars At Work

The latest news from the Bush administration: “The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) today announced it will establish three NEA Arts Journalism Institutes that will focus on improving arts criticism in classical music, opera, theater and dance.” Cost: $1 million. You may recall that the White House has asked Congress to increase NEA funding by 15 percent. Earlier this year, First Lady Laura Bush proudly called it “the largest annual increase in more than 20 years.” Gosh, I’d just been thinking how great it would be if the government did something about the state of American dance criticism.

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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