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Science  26 Sep 2008:
Vol. 321, Issue 5897, pp. 1741
DOI: 10.1126/science.1163096


Elections have a way of sorting things out. Already, the most fascinating U.S. presidential and congressional election process of my life has sorted out some things that we can celebrate. We know that the country's next president won't favor teaching intelligent design in our schools and will respect scientific integrity and evidence-based research. But we still don't know whether he will truly put science at the table--that is, whether research will be high on the president's priority list and reflected strongly in his budgets, speeches, and policies.