Walsh’s Wonderings — Arguing on social media

We’ve all seen it. No sooner does Aunt Martha post an Instagram picture of Bobby trying on Halloween costumes at Walmart than someone is posting about the working conditions or whether big box stores should sell guns to teenagers. Somehow, whether Bobby should go as Spider-Man or a rabbit has devolved into otherwise-rational adults arguing over constitutional amendments. Why does … read more

Walsh’s Wonderings — Unmasking candidates

Halloween’s over, but something even scarier is bound to appear in these remaining days before Tuesday’s elections. Allegations will arise, rumors will spread, and misinformation will pepper conversations about candidates and their positions on issues. Those garish costumes might get put away, but some of the masks will remain. Local elections are always infinitely more difficult than presidential or even … read more

Walsh’s Wonderings — The importance of local elections

I’ll be the first to admit that for years I hated these last few weeks before Election Day. I hid every time I heard a knock on my door during weekend afternoons, peering behind closed curtains at the folks with telltale pamphlets and clipboards in hand. These unexpected visitors would most likely be Jehovah’s Witnesses or Mormons in any other … read more

Pin It on Pinterest