. . . based on the coverage accorded by the mainstream media last week.
‐ Iran upgraded its uranium centrifuges, a move nuclear-proliferation experts say will significantly speed Iran’s development of nuclear weapons.
‐ The CBO doubled to 8 million its previous estimate of how many employees will lose their employer-based health insurance by 2016 ( “if you like your insurance, you can keep it . . .”).
‐ North Korea detonated a nuclear device believed to be suitable for use as a missile warhead.
‐ The IRS estimated that the cheapest insurance plan under the “Affordable” Care Act for two parents with three children will be $20,000.
‐ During the State of the Union address, the president of the United States of America told the nation “we are more than halfway toward the goal of $ 4 trillion in deficit reduction that economists say we need to stabilize our finances,” yet there were no credible reports of anyone being hospitalized for injuries due to uncontrollable laughter.