Only 27 Labor States Remain

Hoosier union thugs declare war v. middle-class conscientious objectors
Gov. Mitch Daniels signed "right to work" legislation this afternoon without a ceremony, making Indiana the 23rd state in the nation with the law.

Supporters said businesses already were lining up to expand or come to Indiana. Opponents had their eye on November's elections, hoping the anger that brought thousands of progressive protesters to the Statehouse will propel them to the ballot box to vote against Republicans who pushed the bill.

Daniels skipped the public signing ceremony that usually accompanies a legislative triumph. He and Republican legislative leaders had made passage of the law, which bans union contracts that require fees from nonmembers, their top priority.
(full story at indystar.com)

Teddy Kennedy, Kabul, Vlad Putin

On this day: February 2
The SCOTUS convenes for the first time (1790)

Adolf Hitler dissolves the German Parliament (1933)

The last Soviet Union armored column leaves Kabul (1989)

President Barack Obama signs the instrument of ratification for New START, a controversial nuclear weapons detente between the U.S. and Vladimir Putin's Russian Federation (2011)

b: Havelock Ellis (1859), Ayn Rand (1905), Teddy Kennedy (1932); d: John L. Sullivan (1918)

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