Time does not permit me to begin the necessary analysis of Obama's lifting of restrictions on U.S. government funding of embryonic stem cell research. This was inevitable for all the reasons that others have mentioned in the political press. But, I could not see any analysis in the tv / newspaper reports on the advances in adult stem cell research that have made embryonic stem cell research redundant, or at least overstated. The media coverage of the past few days appeared to overlook 5 years of exponentially more important advances in adult stem cell research. But maybe you saw analysis that did take this into consideration.
At any rate, here is Ross Douthat, America's most articulate young political conservative on the matter, in characteristically sharp style.