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Whether you agree or disagree with Bono's or John Cougar's political leanings doesn't really matter, because at least they used their celebrity capital to accomplish something worthwhile.
As states face record deficits, the arts and artists get cut. Yet, when times are tough, we turn to song, to TV, to film. Right now the nation is bleeding money but box offices are fine.