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Five News Items of Less Importance Than Marco Rubio’s Thirst

. . . 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.

Peter Kirsanow — Peter N. Kirsanow is an attorney and a member of the United States Commission on Civil Rights.

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