In Case You Missed This Part...
"We will restore science to its rightful place..."
President Barack Obama, Inaugural Address
Not just a pro-science sentiment, but a recognition that things have been not quite right on that front.
I watched. I was a mess. The day after the election, I was walking around the Lincoln Park neighborhood in Chicago, feeling crushed by the passage of Proposition 8 in California. Everyone around me was ebullient. I wasn't and I felt like it showed. I wondered if people thought I was a McCain supporter. Ugh. Today, I'm happy to be able to join in the celebratory mood.