From PZ Myers comes word that South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has cut funding for the South Carolina Commission for the Arts. The reason why is obvious enough. Depending on which faction of the G.O.P. emerges triumphant, in fifty years the USA is either going to be A) a feudal theocracy, or B) an uninhabitable desert. In either case, there won't be any need for art, so Governor Haley is being proactive and eliminating art from the Palmetto State as soon as possible.
This is your future.