Politics: Elephants Don't Do Science
In the small town of Dover, Pennsylvania, 14 school board members ran in local primaries, seven winning Demoractic nominations, seven Republican. The seven Republicans ALL favour a policy requiring "Intelligent Design" be taught in biology class; the Democrats ALL oppose such a thing.
Meanwhile, back in Kansas (I don't believe I actually used that phrase), trash is piling up faster than a redneck orgy. The courts there have declared that ID is not, in fact, science but rather religion (yay!); so the Kansas School Board is considering a proposal to change the definition of science to "a systematic method of continuing investigation" (what?).
Nothing quite as inspiring as a great leap backwards.