News fatigue, part 2.

Does anyone know what is going on in the world today? I’ve taken a bit of a sabbatical from news reading in the last month or so. Gone are the days when I could participate in an informed discussion on current events. The last I heard our country was having trouble keeping the peace in Iraq; a recall election mess was brewing in California; Democrats were fleeing Texas to avoid a vote on reapportionment; and, presidential hopefuls were already campaigning in New Hampshire and Iowa for NEXT YEAR’S primary elections.

So what’s new? Did I miss anything?