The Republican War on Science by Chris Mooney is a good read.
I like listening to right-wing talk radio (RWTR), it's simple to follow and entertaining. Last night after the innauguration, one of the true bottom-feeders of RWTR (I forget which one, but it doesn't really matter (it was not a major name, just some whiny-voiced twerp)) was railing against the Obama stimulus package. Most of what he was talking about I already knew (e.g., NASA is slated for a huge increase in funding, as is the Energy Department basic research program) so it was humorous to hear him ranting about the details. For example, he claimed, correctly, that NASA was going to get a large amount (I forget how much exactly, something on order of $100 million) to develop a new generation of climate monitoring satellites. But this button-head guy says "I don't see how this will create any jobs for Americans." And I chuckled because the people at Ball Aerospace, Lockheed-Martin et al. who will be building those birds under cost-plus contracts for NASA sure know how that money will provide jobs for Americans. He went on to deride DOE getting a huge chunk of money for nuclear fusion research, again because it wouldn't provide jobs (which I think would be news to Los Alamos, Sandia, Livermore, Oak Ridge etc. and all the private contractors to those laboratories that will build the infrastructure for research). But what is really amusing is that most of the audience listening to this bozo think he is right, and this is money being thrown away. But it wouldn't do any good to explain any of this to any of them.