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Yes, the president’s speech was political — and for good reason

If you listened to President Obama's commemoration of 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's speech at the March on Washington, and heard a mere paean to the civil rights movement, you weren't paying enough attention.

At its core, Obama's speech was a reminder -- almost a warning -- to minorities and equality advocates not to lose sight of the fact that politics is central to the cause of advancing the causes of the progressive movement King helped unleash.