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We Need The Public Arts by Jefferson Geiger

I can’t believe I need to make this argument in 2017, but here we are. We need the National Endowment for the Arts and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Ronald Reagan attempted to kill the NEA in 1981, Newt Gingrich wanted to in the 90s, and now it looks like Trump’s team is planning to do the same along with the National Endowment for the Humanities and privatizing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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Obama’s Legacy as the President of Pop Culture by Jefferson Geiger

In two days Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. But, before that happens I want to look back at what Barack Obama has done for the world of popular culture. From that first fist-bump people knew it was going to be different.

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