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Stories from Paul Gullixson

The number of things that divide us as a nation are almost too many to count anymore. But this is the deepest and widest gap of all — our fundamental belief in whether government is awful or it isn’t.
According to Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, fatalities and injuries have been cut in half since 1980. Still, on average, 27 people die every day in alcohol-related accidents. And there will be more stories like this today.
Truth may be stranger and slower than fiction, but there’s no substitute for it, no matter what our new administration may say. Facts still matter. Accuracy matters. And making that clear will always be our top priority.
Mutiny is the operative term these days. Dissent is clearly growing in the ranks. The White House has sprung more leaks than California’s water system.
It doesn’t take much to see the similarities between this film and the presidential madness of late.
“We are so much better than this . . . This is not helping us.” — Protester in plaid lumberjack shirt pleading as demonstrators watch a limousine burn on streets of Washington, D.C
One cold gray day in early December, Adolph became very ill. He had diphtheria. This was a time when as many as 13,000 to 17,000 children died every year from the disease in the United States alone. According to the doctor, it was very serious.
Is truth the biggest casualty of the presidential election? Based on the discourse of the past few weeks, that would appear to be the case.
If you look at the numbers, it is a dead heat. And, worse, it’s starting to feel a lot like the 2000 race.
What hangs in the balance are things such as credibility, character and something Americans used to value — the truth.