Political Headlines - July 24, 2013

  • Businesses watching mayoral race from sidelines: Many Boston businesses don't want to back a losing candidate and find themselves on the wrong side of a new mayor. Business columnist Shirley Leung (former business editor of the Globe) debuts.
  • Soul searching on race? Hardly: Columnist Derrick Z. Jackson says he'll believe we're having a conversation on race relations when it is not just President Obama imploring the nation "to do some soul searching."
  • Don't trash my city: As long as so many people think nothing of flinging their garbage wherever they find it convenient to do so - and as long as there is no real social sanction against those who do so - the problem will persist. Columnist Jeff Jacoby writes.