Stories from Paul Gullixson

The responses that I received from my last column were thoughtful and creative if not always hopeful.
Write or call me with your suggestions on how we can move past the acrimony of our current discourse. We need something.
When all is said in done, we have to ask: Is this really going to make Santa Rosa a better place to live and raise a family?
For the worst example of how the intelligence community can be politicized, one need only look at the Watergate scandal.
We live in an age when people are hard-wired to believe such stories — tales that fuel emotions and confirm perceptions and prejudices.
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.