So sad that we have to go through this dog and pony show every few years (particularly when everyone knows that the agencies that are in the crosshairs every.single.time. make up a miniscule amount of the overall budget *and* as regranting agencies, they very often have both broader and deeper effects than many of the things that get saved. SIGH).
To wit: Congress is once again looking at cutting the NEA, the NEH, and NPR/PBS. Make you unhappy? Tell your congresspersons (it's easy! they do the looking up for you!) by going to:
If you'd prefer not to live in a cultural wasteland (I know, there is the Snooki, and this indicates that we may already be there, but think how bad it will be if that is *all* we have), please take three minutes to let the powers that be know that we need these institutions. Even if you are in a sad place, as I am, and have a complete philistine asshat for a rep.