Pawlenty Commentary Touches A Nerve

You know you’ve put your finger on a hot button when an article fires people up enough to write their own thoughts about it—or blog them or Twitter them or Facebook them. And that’s what has happened with Chiseling Away, the commentary in this month’s issue on Governor Tim Pawlenty’s wish to slash funding this biennium for the Minnesota State Arts Board (which distributes state grant money) by 33 percent and eventually get rid of it altogether.

In next month’s issue, we’ll publish some of the letter responses. For now, you can read people’s thoughts at other sites, including this Minneapolis forum and on the blog of local playwright T. James Belich, who offers a different perspective.