Here are some inauguration links for your enjoyment:
2. I highly recommend this article from Slate.com to anyone interested in science: The "war on science" is over. Now what?
"The Bush science controversies were just one manifestation of a deeper and long-standing gulf between the science community and the broader American public, one with roots stretching back to our indigenous tradition of anti-intellectualism."
3. On a lighter note, here's a NYT article on NBA players' reactions to Barack Obama, featuring Ray Allen.
4. Lastly, if you missed the pre-inaugural celebration, you can watch it on HBO.com. U2 certainly cheesed it up a bit, but there were a lot of nice performances. Oh, how great of a combo are Shakira and Usher? I want them to form some sort of international stylish musical crime-fighting duo.