After Obama’s inaugural, the opinions fly about the “rightful place” of science in US society. A few interesting ones:
New York Times: Essay – Elevating Science, Elevating Democracy
Uncertain Principles: Science is What Makes Us Human
Scienceblogs: Rightful Place Project
Nanoscale Views: “Science” and Inaugural Addresses
I’m sure there are others… point me to ‘em in the comments!
1/27/09: Oh yeah – of course, there’s also Stephen Colbert!