Thanks to Joe B for this:
Here are two articles about science in the United States. The first is an article from Nature about how Congress is planning on cutting government spending on science. The second is from The New York Times, and it is about how most high school biology teachers in the United States do not comply with National Research Council recommendations on the teaching of evolution, and how it is a symptom of declining science education in the United States. These two articles are important because they demonstrate a dangerous trend away from science in the U.S. We are a country that has long led the world in science, and we now take that for granted, but that won’t stay the same if we can’t make science a priority.