As part of our cultural heritage, the arts and humanities provide us with a deeper look into ourselves as well as the world we live, be it through paintings, literature, music or film. New generations need to harvest their talents and express their ideas, opinions and emotions through artistic means. However, the work of past generations also needs to be preserved for its cultural richness and educational potential. Society also must cherish the creators of said art as cultural donors, innovators and curators. While Mitt Romney proposes an economic plan that would defund PBS, the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, the city of Buenos Aires shows it's support for the arts by giving special pensions to writers. Though the city's move is extraordinary and generous, it's unlikely any of our cities or states would follow the same path; however, subsidizing the work of artists for the benefit, both in the present and future, of society ought to remain an important part of the nation's duty to its citizens as a means for it to enrich the lives of the populace and educate the electorate. With the educational segment of this post over, here are sreveal important detailsome news you need to know:
- In related economic news, Romney's budget plan fails to reveal an important fact that affect many Americans. The Romney campaign continues to deny this and denounces the bipartisan group's report.
- When a college prevents its student newspaper from reporting what the editorial staff deems important, it just becomes another of the school's marketing tool. The editorial staff of the University of Georgia's newspaper resigned after the school did just that because some privileged people were offended.
- When did Arabic culture and language acknowledge the existence of homosexuality and put it on print? After an article exploring the Arabic translation of a recent movie, another writer explores the history of homosexuality in Arabic writing.
- Start shaking that Etch-A-Sketch! Following the presumptive GOP presidential candidate, vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan has also started denying things he's done involving a certain funding package the GOP loves to hate.
- Following the shooting at the FRC building in DC, NOM has bought a domain honoring the man who intervened in the shooting. However, nothing good can come of this following NOM's reaction to the event.
- The Armed Forces' Don't Ask, Don't Tell of extremism. The military's desperate need for recruits to maintain its global military agenda could lead to more serious problems at home.
- Two days ago was the 67th anniversary of V-J, Victory over Japan. Though a horrible war finally ended on that day, it also gave birth to a new country, people and future. Let's not forget the massacres on both sides and the suffering those two bombs brought to generations but let's also remember the country and world created by that day.
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