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fy2010 Budget

The Humanities: Fundamental but Utilitarian

David J. Skorton | Posted 08.15.2011 | College
David J. Skorton

Despite -- and perhaps because of -- stark budget realities, we must have the political will and discipline to support the humanities. Let's aim for funding of the National Endowment for the Humanities at the FY10 level of $167.5 million.

U.S. Budget Woes Threaten MCC Money and Model

Sarah Jane Staats | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Jane Staats

The prospect of a U.S. government shutdown over the FY2011 budget still hangs over Washington.

Overhauling US Public Diplomacy Is like Beating a Dead Horse

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

"On March 6, the evening news on (Congress-funded Arabic TV) Alhurra labeled me as a Zionist agent," wrote Iraqi lawmaker Mithal Alusi, in an email to...

Saving States From Terrorists (or, Stand with Westphalia)

Mike Signer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mike Signer

As we enter a shiny new decade, we should embrace a cozy and decidedly pre-modern tradition: the system of sovereign states that has served us well since the 17th century.

Yes, We're Still Counting

Jan Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jan Herman

At the moment the cost of U.S. wars over the past nine years is closing in on $900 billion. Health care reform would cost an estimated $900 billion to $1 trillion over the next 10 years.