Harry Reid calls cuts to cowboy poetry festival ‘mean-spirited’

J. P. Freire Washington Examiner 3/8/2011

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is so upset about Republican spending cuts that he’s brought out the big guns: Accusing the GOP of being so heartless they would de-fund the National Endowment for the Humanities, which underwrites a cowboy poetry festival in his state:

“The mean-spirited bill, H.R. […]

Professor Exposes Federally Funded ‘Revisionist’ History Conference

Meredith Jessup The Blaze 11/1/2010

In July, the National Endowment for the Humanities sponsored a workshop on “History and Commemoration: The Legacies of the Pacific War in WWII” for college professors in Hawaii. Professor Penelope Blake, a veteran professor of Humanities at Rock Valley College in Rockford, Ill., was one of 25 American scholars chosen […]

Congress Approves Budget Increase for Arts and Humanities Endowments

by Robin Pogrebin The New York Times October 30, 2009

Update | 3:27 p.m. The House and Senate on Thursday passed a budget increase for the National Endowment for the Arts and for the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Interior Appropriations Bill for fiscal year 2010 sets budgets for each agency at $167.5 million, […]