Not much news today, but I found a couple of mostly-scientific slightly-political blogs today – Pharyngula and Respectful Insolence (they’re over on the right as well, for posterity). The Eighth Skeptics’ Circle is how I found both, and a good starting point. RI’s story about the return of polio as a consequence of anti-vaccination paranoioa is IMO the best of the linked articles I’ve read so far.