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President’s New Budget. Stark Vision of GOP Reality. Attention Must Be Paid; Here are the Proposed Cuts; Huge Increase for Pentagon

Robert Greenstein; Ryan Koronowski; Brett Samuels; Fred Kaplan
The President's budget is a reflection of the administration's priorities. And this administration and their GOP co-horts in Congress want to slash over a trillion dollars with cuts to programs for some of the nation's most vulnerable. A massive increase in the military budget and war preparations comes at the expense of slashing all kinds of social programs.

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Sesame Street Isn’t Just for Affluent Kids

Gene B. Sperling and Danielle Lazarowitz The Atlantic
Trump’s proposed budget would eliminate funding for public broadcasting, which has a proven record of helping kids in poor families.

Why the Rich and Powerful Can't Stand Public Broadcasters

Antony Loewenstein theguardian.com
Public broadcasting is under attack for elitism and bias in the UK, US and Australia. But the critics' real agenda is clear: the expansion of corporate influence into our most trusted media.

Media Bits and Bytes - Hall of Shame edition

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Microsoft/Google war; Wiretapping Act extended; Content made to order for advertisers; PBS Nova’s drone cover-up; Telecommunication Companies Hall of Shame Awards; Disabled sue for web shopping access; Web search and email scanning expanded; MIT asked to release all Aaron Swartz documents; Cable news is unbearably white
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