Romney's PBS Cuts: Beyond Big Bird

Don't let the Sesame Street jokes obscure the long-lasting implications of defunding the TV network.

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Instead of scratching his head, Romney should put a thinking cap on it and figure out how to tackle the deficit while leaving alone the tiny 0.012 percent slice of the federal budget allotted to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Or perhaps that's what a lack of PBS does -- shrinks the imagination.  

Helena Andrews is a contributing editor at The Root and author of Bitch Is the New Black, a memoir in essays. Follow her on Twitter. 

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