Another move forward in American governance is the restoration of a serious approach to science and technology.
Check out the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy site, and in particular, their blog.
Welcome to the OSTP blog, a place where you can learn about and have real input
into the policymaking process as it relates to science and technology.
The art and science of crafting sound government policy has long
depended on public input, but new technologies now allow the process of
public input to be multidimensional and dynamic. Among other things,
that means members of the public can start to have a conversation about
policy. Please take responsible advantage of this new aspect of
democracy—in this first instance by reading the President’s memorandum
on scientific integrity and considering how the goals in that document
might best be met. Give the topic some thought (we’ve provided a simple
question alongside each of the six initial scientific integrity
sub-issues, to help get the conversation going). Then share your ideas,
your concerns, and your hopes.