Political Headlines - August 29, 2013

  • Sweeping talk of the gains and distance still to go: On the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, President Obama called on the nation to build upon the accomplishments of racial justice. Matt Viser details from Washington.
  • All-black mayoral debate is short-sighted: The forum would be a chance to press all the candidates for commitments to Boston's assorted communities of color, but the white hopefuls won't be there. Columnist Joan Vennochi writes.
  • Good for girls?: Maybe, in its own way, Miley Cyrus' tongue-wagging is its own progress for women, says columnist Joanna Weiss.