Liberty NewsWire: April 23, 2012

In a lawsuit against three Indiana government officials, a labor union alleged on Wednesday that its constitutional rights under the Thirteenth Ammendment— which outlawed “slavery” and “involuntary servitude” — are violated whenever its members are forced to work alongside nonunion employees.

Mackinac Center for Public Policy senior legal analyst Patrick Wright said on Friday that the union’s legal argument “expands the definition of chutzpah.”

“Compulsory membership and coerced dues and fees are the hallmarks of the union movement, yet they claim that giving workers more choice is an act of enslavement.” - The Daily Caller

Right to Work

The Daily Caller – Labor Union Sues Indiana, Calls Working Alongside Nonunion Employees ‘Slavery’


Investor’s Business Daily – Democrats Increasingly Abandon Obama on Health Care and Keystone

War on Drugs

Reason - 4 Industries Getting Rich Off the Drug War

Politico - Obama's Pot Promise a Pipe Dream?

Gun Control

Fox News – ‘American Guns’ Star Richard Wyatt Says Gun Control Talk Spurs Gun Sales


Reuters - Iran Cleric Praises Atom Talks, Signals Shift- Analysts           

Federal Budget

Reason - CBO: In the Long Run, Obama's Budget Plan Would Make the Economy Worse

The New York Times - G.A.O. Calls Test Project by Medicare Costly Waste

Monetary Policy

Forbes –Central Bankers Don’t Know What They’re Doing: They’re Faking It

Bloomberg – Draghi’s ECB Rejects Geithner-IMF Push for Measures

States’ Rights

Washington Times – Power is Top Prize in Arizona Immigration Battle

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