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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.

A Tale of Two U.S. Global Development Budgets

Sarah Jane Staats | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Jane Staats

Adding to the usual budget chaos in Washington this time of year is not one, but two budgets. Yes, Congress is still trying to settle FY2011 funding levels.

For the Children?

Marielena Hincapié | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marielena Hincapié

Let's address our deficit problems and even balance the budget, if that's what makes sense. But let's not do it at the expense of the health and well-being of our nation's children.

Not 'So Be It'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

We need to get our priorities right: to invest in babies ahead of bankers and to make tough choices based on real national security needs -- our human capital.