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Kennedy Center Bailout: Needed Aid or 'Swamp' Politics?


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Ask not what your country can do for you -- ask what you can do for your country, the namesake of Washington’s preeminent performing arts center once said. Half a century after its dedication, the professional staff of the Kennedy Center seem to have it the other way around. They recently sought and received $25 million from Congress.

But besides the custodial staff deep-cleaning the red carpet and polishing the marble columns, the so-called super bunker on the east bank of the Potomac is unoccupied. As “social distancing” becomes the law of the land and the federal government races to build emergency hospitals around the country, all of the more than 6,000 seats in the arts complex remain empty.:snip:

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