Imagine how different America might be today, if FDR had been deposed in a coup. That's what happened in Honduras, where President Zelaya was deported for proposing a referendum on reforming the constitution.
In the economy we've inherited from the last three decades of deregulation and declining union density, people of color are increasingly relegated to low-wage, precarious work that pays too little to support a family.
David White heralded the proposed agreement between SAG and the studios as "a good deal with solid gains," and added that "Within the context of negotiations [lasting] over a year and an economy changed radically since 2008, it's a fantastic deal."
SAG President Alan Rosenberg, who spoke at the picnic cum rally, predicted "a good chance" of defeat for the pending TV/theatrical deal, but that seems unlikely if MF can only attract a handful of members to an event in LA.
You do have to say this for South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint: he represents the unmediated subconsciousness of contemporary conservatives, coming right out and saying things that others probably just think.