The Hub Sheet – October 3, 2015: Medicaid Expansion, Martians, and Sheep Herds

Holly Richardson’s take on the “unflappable” Fiorina, and David Miller’s on the “tone-deaf” Trump. Only 8.01% of the NFL’s breast cancer awareness merchandise sales goes to actual cancer research. Mass shootings and heroes, and The Onion accidentally makes a chilling point. The Martian author Andy Weir on writing a best seller, commercial space travel, and Mars colonization. Edward Snowden joined Twitter but forgot to turn off email notifications. Pyrah: The blood moon didn’t usher in the apocalypse, but there’s still the Thanksgiving Point I-15 construction to keep an eye on. Gov.…

Midday Commentary on Last Night’s News — Sept. 29, 2015

So, you know, the majority caucuses are meeting today to talk about approving the Gang of Six’s full Medicaid expansion proposal. The pitch theoretically puts the cost on the institutions who stand to gain from it, mainly doctors, hospitals and the pharmaceutical industry. Makes sense, right? Wrong. Businesses don’t pay taxes. People pay taxes. No matter what is said, no matter what the bill ends of promising, you and I are going to pay for any sort of expansion. It’s called pass through. But at least it’s not like the reddest…