As always, I'm on the road again. I'm tapping out this blog post late at night in a Days Inn room in Western Pennsylvania, so this will be brief.
Above, courtesy of the Planetary Society is a chart showing what's happening to NASA's planetary research budget both now and in the near future. This is what happens when you have a Democratic president who doesn't think space research is important and a Republican Party that thinks anything the government spends money on is bad.
You can find the Planetary Society's exposition of the above chart here.