In case you have not heard, Donald Trump’s federal budget proposal, released today, eliminates funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities. This morning I wrote an extended piece on this development. We are currently shopping it around.
In the meantime, here is another reason why the NEH might be useful. Read this recent tweet from our Vice President:
We may be separated by an ocean, but the American people have always been bound by kinship to the Irish people.
— Vice President Pence (@VP) March 16, 2017
I can’t imagine that mid-19th century Irish immigrants felt this deep sense of kinship.