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The Washington Ballet's Nutcracker is set in historic Georgetown and features historical figures. (Photo by Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images) Getty. Today and yesterday two documents were released by the federal government that should make us ask if we have our priorities straight. This morning, the Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account (ACPSA) compiled by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) showed that economic activity from arts and culture increased 2.9% in 2016, the most recent year of this report. That represents 4.3% of gross domestic product or more than $800 billion of economic activity. Yesterday, on March 18, the Trump ... Full story

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