Political Headlines - August 19, 2013

  • Man disrupts event organized by Bill Walczak: Violence erupted at a rally organized to introduce the mayoral candidate's public safety plan, when a man ran into the crowd and struck several people.  Jeremy C. Fox details the event. 


  • Wasting time defining 'journalist': The usefulness of a "shield law" for journalists is suspect - particularly when the First Amendment already offers unequivocal protection.  John E. Sununu reports. 


Boston mayor's race is lacking slogans with snap: Slogans can help drive up name recognition, but none in the mayor's race has grabbed voters' attention.  Meghan E. Irons reports.