There are 22 other states with right-to-work laws, most of them in the South and the West. A victory for reactionary Republicans in Indiana would represent a significant incursion of their ideology into the Northeast.
Indiana's election results can also be expanded to teach Democrats nationally a lesson about the political landscape and the future of the party itself. Here are 3 examples from Tuesday of how Dems can save the party by moving further to the left.
It was interesting listening to the pundits try to puzzle everythig through as suddenly, somewhere south of midnight, Indiana surged for Obama, leaving the mayor of Gary, Indiana with some serious bragging rights (and giving Keith Olbermann an excuse to cite The Music Man).