"I think it's going to embolden employers in bargaining and discourage workers from joining unions. I think it's hitting unions on all fronts." _ Gary Chaison, a professor of industrial relations at Clark University in Worcester, Mass. in comments after Gov. Scott Walker's victory in Wisconsin's recall that exposed the shrunken political muscle of the unions that tried to oust him.
"It's time for all of us to turn our attention to an orderly transition of power in Syria that would pave the way for democratic, tolerant, pluralistic future." _ Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as the Obama administration is warning Syria that U.N. sanctions may be near.
"He was my muse for the better part of my sci-fi career. He lives on through his legion of fans. In the world of science fiction and fantasy and imagination, he is immortal." _ Director Steven Spielberg in a statement after the death of science fiction-fantasy master Ray Bradbury.