Paul A. Ibbetson column
Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson is a former Chief of Police of Cherryvale, Kansas, and member of the Montgomery County Drug Task Force. Paul received his Bachelor's and Master's degree in Criminal Justice at Wichita State University, and his PhD. in sociology at Kansas State University. Paul is the author of several books and is also the radio host of the Kansas Broadcasting Association's 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 award winning, Conscience of Kansas airing across the state. Visit his website at For interviews or questions, please contact

Strippergate 98 and Paul Davis: Observations from the scene
Paul A. Ibbetson
October 16, 2014

Kansas voters will soon go to the polls and decide who they want to govern our state for the next four years. The question is what criteria will be used to . . .

Topeka, Kansas, Unified School District 501 places sexual deviancy on its curriculum
Paul A. Ibbetson
November 26, 2011

What part should schools play in the personal development of our children? Most parents naturally expect teachers and administrative staff to assist their . . .

Tea party numbers grow as presidential election nears
Paul A. Ibbetson
November 19, 2011

Barack Obama has clearly earned his day of reckoning with the American people. That should happen at the polls on Election Day 2012. Yet one important question . . .

What Ray Stevens told me
Paul A. Ibbetson
November 10, 2011

It was in the mid-1970s on a typical summer evening that I first learned about Ray Stevens. I was with my family in the Southeast Kansas town of Independence, . . .

The true killers of school spirit: Notre Dame and the Whining Irish
Paul A. Ibbetson
October 29, 2011

There are times in life when it must seem that one just cannot get a break. The city of Chapman, Kansas, and its school district must very well feel that way . . .

The "Occupy" groups shield Obama
Paul A. Ibbetson
October 14, 2011

In recent days there have been a number of groups popping up across the nation going by the moniker "Occupy." Whether it is Occupy Wall Street or Occupy Kansas . . .

A sinful decision made in Lawrence, Kansas
Paul A. Ibbetson
October 8, 2011

City officials have just passed the most liberal pro-homosexual bill in Kansas history, well almost. In reality, they are the second city to pass an anti . . .

Alert! EPA monster sighted in Kansas
Paul A. Ibbetson
September 30, 2011

In the current GOP 2012 presidential debates, all the Republican candidates have voiced the need to drastically re-structure the Environmental Protection Agency . . .

Thank goodness for NFL football!
Paul A. Ibbetson
September 17, 2011

National League Football may be nothing more than temporary escape for the average America when we must face the rigors of our country's economic crisis, but it . . .

America's job status: unemployed
Paul A. Ibbetson
September 9, 2011

Need a job? How about a job that pays the bills? These questions no longer apply to isolated parts of the country that have faced natural disasters or workers . . .

Through greed and communism the dream is lost: the Martin Luther King Washington Monument
Paul A. Ibbetson
September 2, 2011

Opportunities to do good are lost every day. Either through apathy, stupidity, or unfortunately sometimes, bad intentions, situations where good can be done are . . .

Heathens at the gate: homosexual advocacy group protests Christian college in Kansas
Paul A. Ibbetson
August 25, 2011

Low-brow activity, dirty deeds done by daylight, these can only be the beginnings of the words needed to describe the strong-arm tactics of homosexual activists . . .

Barack Obama: the "historic" one-term president
Paul A. Ibbetson
August 18, 2011

As Republican presidential candidates file in and out of contention and Americans wait to see the final line-up of GOP contenders for 2012, Barack Obama stands . . .

The Kansas conservative movement: a realization of power and responsibility
Paul A. Ibbetson
August 11, 2011

If you have ever watched a "super hero" movie you will hear at some point the cautionary warning that, "With great power comes great responsibility." Those are . . .

Man-made global warming: convert the children, change the world
Paul A. Ibbetson
August 5, 2011

If you want to create a movement that will encapsulate a nation over time, the majority of your propaganda resources are best allocated toward changing the . . .

Sister Wives: the concubines of the cult of Kody Brown
Paul A. Ibbetson
July 22, 2011

If you want to see another blatant example of social activism at the expense of traditional marriage, go no further than The Learning Channel (TLC). Part of TLC . . .

Gay marriage: Cambridge, Massachusetts pays stipends to gay couples
Paul A. Ibbetson
July 16, 2011

As reported by Johanna Kaiser in the Associated Press, the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, has decided to pull $33,000 in city funds to pay stipends to city . . .

Political bumper stickers: be kind to your vehicle's backside
Paul A. Ibbetson
July 8, 2011

Bumper stickers — we see them every day in almost every form. Sit for a few minutes at a stoplight and you literally see almost every form of human . . .

Why all issues are social issues
Paul A. Ibbetson
June 30, 2011

The push continues in the political arena to minimize what have commonly been designated social issues and replace them with what are advertised as the more . . .

Testosterone vs. Estrogen: Feminists examine evil and good
Paul A. Ibbetson
June 22, 2011

The current mentality forwarded today is that feminists don't bash men. That's just something angry males say when faced with the undeniable logic forwarded by . . .

Goshen College declares war on National Anthem
Paul A. Ibbetson
June 16, 2011

Officials at Goshen College, a Mennonite college in Indiana, have banned the use of the Star-Spangled Banner during sporting events. The reason school officials . . .

The naked gecko: challenging the defenders of gender blending
Paul A. Ibbetson
June 2, 2011

Society tends to espouse the value of children in almost every facet of life. We talk about how our children will be the defenders of the nation in the future . . .

"Green" products and free market conflicts
Paul A. Ibbetson
May 25, 2011

In recent years the move toward green products and technologies has gone into overdrive. Everything from the expansion of windmills and solar technologies to . . .

The beatable Obama: the less media-driven story
Paul A. Ibbetson
May 18, 2011

Do you enjoy B-rated horror movies that are high on amusement but low on plot and believability? Maybe you're into science fiction thrillers with their wild, . . .

Bin Laden death photo: Obama breaks from history, America losing spine
Paul A. Ibbetson
May 10, 2011

It is said that a picture says a thousand words. When it comes to today's politically correct world, presenting some pictures may say even more. President . . .

Osama bin Laden killed by U.S. forces, America should celebrate
Paul A. Ibbetson
May 3, 2011

The inevitable has taken place. Osama bin Laden has been killed by American forces. The details are still limited but as reported by FOX News, bin Laden was . . .

Cuba and Geritol communism
Paul A. Ibbetson
April 28, 2011

Cuba, America's little communist island neighbor to the south is doing a little bit of government restructuring. Fidel Castro has just finished the last stage . . .

Liberals struggle with tea party reality
Paul A. Ibbetson
April 21, 2011

So where does the Tea Party stand today? If you ask that question in different locations you are going to get many different answers. If you listen to lefties . . .

Intervention failure in Washington: budgets, addicts and enablers
Paul A. Ibbetson
April 14, 2011

I feel two percent happier today, as that is the amount of the 2011 federal budget that has been trimmed by the recent political negotiations that averted a . . .

Doug Giles: raising righteous & rowdy girls
Paul A. Ibbetson
April 1, 2011

There is something endearing about conservatives that don't mince words, who aren't afraid to take the battle to today's liberals with almost reckless abandon. . . .

Unclear strategy in Libya presents dangers to U.S.
Paul A. Ibbetson
March 25, 2011

The Barack Obama administration has remained motionless while the people of Libya have struggled and even died to replace Col. Muammar al-Gaddafi. Gaddafi, who . . .

Earthquake in Japan: dependable aid from America
Paul A. Ibbetson
March 18, 2011

There is no dependable way to foretell the next natural calamity that will befall planet Earth. Actually, the only thing mankind can say about the next planet . . .

Mexico: your spring break death-stination
Paul A. Ibbetson
March 14, 2011

As eager colleges students from around the country prepare to leave school for spring break, many ask the question, where is the best place to go to have the . . .

Christians push back against gay agenda in Kansas
Paul A. Ibbetson
March 4, 2011

Recently there has been a push by liberals to advance the homosexual agenda into pivotal areas of American life. Barack Obama's abolition of "don't ask don't . . .

LGBT and rainbow justice
Paul A. Ibbetson
February 18, 2011

As of February 8, 2011, Manhattan, Kansas has created a new mentality for the state. The message is clear: "Christians, beware." There is a new sheriff in town . . .

Abortion in 2011: from tax breaks to heartache
Paul A. Ibbetson
February 11, 2011

Since the United States legalized abortion in 1973 in Roe v. Wade, approximately 40 million abortions have been conducted in this country. These death toll . . .

Analyzing the open-border mentality
Paul A. Ibbetson
February 4, 2011

How special is America? Is it truly a unique place where people can find opportunities for a better life that surpass those of other countries? Many think this . . .

The pet rock versus Obamacare
Paul A. Ibbetson
January 28, 2011

In 1975 advertising executive Gary Dahl had one of the simplest and most rewarding marketing ideas of the decade. He placed a shiny little rock in a box . . .

Democrats look to dupe GOP at State of the Union address
Paul A. Ibbetson
January 21, 2011

The Democratic Party, if anything, is consistent with their actions. They took advantage of an ideologically weak Republican Party that failed to rein in . . .

The do's and don'ts of Sheriff Dupnik: Another ploy to silence conservatives
Paul A. Ibbetson
January 11, 2011

The recent shooting in Tucson, Arizona, that critically injured Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords as well as killing six other innocent citizens . . .

The Barack Obama presidency: When being unbelievable is the best defense
Paul A. Ibbetson
January 7, 2011

As we step into a new year I take a moment to reflect on what has been attempted and what has been accomplished in the struggle to preserve traditional . . .

The repeal of DADT: to march or to sashay into the future?
Paul A. Ibbetson
December 31, 2010

On December 22, 2010, President Barack Obama signed a law that repeals the "don't ask, don't tell" policy for gays wishing to serve in the military. DADT was . . .

Love, hate, and a dry-eyed look at the future of the country
Paul A. Ibbetson
December 23, 2010

One reality of the 2010 midterm election is that voters have rejected the current agenda of President Barack Obama. Uncontrolled government spending with its . . .

LGBT: Kansas, you're not in Kansas anymore
Paul A. Ibbetson
December 9, 2010

"Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore." Those were the troubled words of Dorothy Gale as she found herself in a foreign world in the movie The . . .

Taxes and punishment: why attacking achievement hurts everyone
Paul A. Ibbetson
November 30, 2010

The political wrangling over what to do with the Bush-era tax cuts that are set to expire has created another opportunity to observe the ideological difference . . .

Political correctness and your body: Why TSA security measures won't fly
Paul A. Ibbetson
November 23, 2010

This just in: TSA airport security personnel have now reaffirmed, after thousands of overtly aggressive body pat-downs, that elderly grandmothers and little . . .

Oklahoma: When Sharia comes sweeping down the plains
Paul A. Ibbetson
November 13, 2010

During the recent mid-term election, voters across the country voiced their will on more than just which politicians or political party they wanted to see in . . .

Stewart and Colbert: Laughing with the left until it hurts
Paul A. Ibbetson
November 6, 2010

There is just something about humor that makes it inviting in almost every situation. We love to have our funny bone tickled in so many ways, and it is both the . . .

National Public Radio and the skinny fat man
Paul A. Ibbetson
October 30, 2010

I once knew a guy who was about 50 pounds overweight. Any time a friend or family member would address him on the issue of cutting out the sweets, he would get . . .

California: the gateway drug state
Paul A. Ibbetson
October 23, 2010

When California legalized medical marijuana in 1996 with Proposition 215 to address their citizens' headaches and shoulder pains, I along with many others saw . . .

Westboro Baptist Church and the ten-mile proposition
Paul A. Ibbetson
October 16, 2010

The Westboro Baptist Church... need I say more? The nation watches as the Supreme Court deliberates on the limits of free speech in America involving the right . . .

Death before truth: Political correctness in America
Paul A. Ibbetson
October 8, 2010

If you want to see the pervasive nature of political correctness in America today, the national public outcry following the Rigoberto Ruelas suicide in . . .

Mid-term elections in Venezuela: Did revolution make it on the ballot?
Paul A. Ibbetson
October 1, 2010

As reported by the Christian Science Monitor, Venezuela's communist dictator Hugo Chavez faces his biggest challenge to retain his political voting monopoly . . .

Values Voter Summit: Why winning is not enough
Paul A. Ibbetson
September 24, 2010

The recent Values Voter Summit in Washington gave people a chance to hear from some of the potential Republican presidential candidates for 2012. Indiana . . .

Embryonic stem cell research: the blood trail of progress
Paul A. Ibbetson
September 17, 2010

With a recent federal appeals court decision temporarily lifting the ban on embryonic stem cell research, the question of destroying a life to save a life is . . .

Just relax your throat: Liberals and their need to force-feed America
Paul A. Ibbetson
September 10, 2010

Are you hungry, America? Got a rumble in the tummy telling you it's time to eat? If we are honest about it, Americans have a really big appetite for almost . . .

Lt. Col. Allen West: A voice for the Leavenworth 10
Paul A. Ibbetson
September 2, 2010

Is somebody watching over you today? Is there someone somewhere that is willing to put your well-being ahead of theirs? Those are powerful questions that we . . .

Classic monster politics
Paul A. Ibbetson
August 27, 2010

What do Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney and Lon Chaney Jr. have in common? They are forever known as the faces of the classic monsters Dracula, . . .

Gay marriage: court decisions from Sodom and Gomorrah
Paul A. Ibbetson
August 12, 2010

In a recent court decision, California's Proposition 8 initiative, which stated that marriage was to be between a man and a woman, has been struck down as . . .

Too dangerous to print: liberal university bias
Paul A. Ibbetson
August 5, 2010

Thomas Paine once said, "He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from opposition; for if he violates this duty he establishes a . . .

Mega mosques and the territorial mark
Paul A. Ibbetson
July 30, 2010

Right now at ground zero in New York a battle over the construction of buildings following 9/11 is raging. It is hard to believe that almost nine years . . .

Obamaca: Reshaping society through government control
Paul A. Ibbetson
July 24, 2010

In 1997, under the direction of Andrew Niccol, people viewed on their cinema screens a sterilized world of growing government perfection. The movie, "Gattaca," . . .

The "barefoot" culture and the promotion of deviance
Paul A. Ibbetson
July 16, 2010

CNN reports that police authorities in the Bahamas have captured 19-year-old Colton Harris-Moore, known by the media as the "Barefoot Bandit." This 19-year-old . . .

Barack Obama: securing the border, one sign at a time
Paul A. Ibbetson
July 9, 2010

No one likes to be opposed. As people, we pick a side of an argument we believe in and try our hardest to win. That's life, but there are differing ways in . . .

Burning Drudge, burning Weigel: A fiery view from the Washington Post
Paul A. Ibbetson
July 2, 2010

The forced resignation of David Weigel by the Washington Post will probably be forgotten by tomorrow, nothing more than a little blip on the radar of those . . .

Get out of my tent! Fruming over the Tea Party movement
Paul A. Ibbetson
June 23, 2010

What does it mean to be a Republican? What does it mean to be a Democrat? Are they both the same? The answer is no they are not, well not completely. I was . . .

Let's hear it for the girls! Women and the conservative movement
Paul A. Ibbetson
June 18, 2010

We are currently watching the beginning of an American return to conservative values. What is unique about this return is that it is being led by an increasing . . .

Ron Paul, whose side are you on?
Paul A. Ibbetson
June 10, 2010

Everybody takes sides. When the chips are down on important issues, everybody can eventually be found on a side of their choosing. Those that claim to be . . .

When I was a child, I thought like the Obama administration
Paul A. Ibbetson
May 29, 2010

Remember when you were in grade school, or dare I say high school, and you found yourself in a humiliating situation after having failed to read the day's . . .

Roman Polanski, pay your debt to society
Paul A. Ibbetson
May 21, 2010

From the frills of the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, liberal elites from around the world stand in defense of convicted sex offender Roman Polanski. Polanski was . . .

America and Greece: beware the path of the black cat
Paul A. Ibbetson
May 14, 2010

In you live in America, Europe, or many other places on the planet, then you probably have heard the tales of bad fortune that befalls unprepared souls who . . .

Illegal immigration: is it kind to be cruel?
Paul A. Ibbetson
May 7, 2010

What the media coins the "tough" new Arizona immigration law, SB1070, forwarded by Governor Jan Brewer, has once again pushed to the forefront the argument of,  . . .

The National Day of Prayer: the value of offending
Paul A. Ibbetson
April 29, 2010

A federal judge in Wisconsin has ruled that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional as it is reported to violate the first amendment against the . . .

Barack Obama: another grasp at the crown?
Paul A. Ibbetson
April 23, 2010

We here in the United States have long since separated ourselves from our former position as a colony of England. In doing so it would seem that our people's . . .

The Westboro Baptist Church: in the footsteps of the Pharisees and Sadducees
Paul A. Ibbetson
April 15, 2010

In the aftermath of the court's reversal of a multi-million dollar judgment against the Westboro Baptist Church for picketing a soldier's funeral, we in America . . .

Techno-politics: the war for downloadable supremacy
Paul A. Ibbetson
April 8, 2010

It used to be that the world was a place of "hands." Every important exchange came slowly and directly through face-to-face conversations sealed with a . . .

Hanks for the new memories: a look at the skewed mentality of Hollywood
Paul A. Ibbetson
March 25, 2010

Some wonder how the Hollywood elite manage to make movies, build castles on prime real estate, fill their factory-sized garages with foreign sports cars, and . . .

Protection and reward: the case of 1st Lieutenant Michael Behenna
Paul A. Ibbetson
March 19, 2010

America is truly a blessed land. This is not a secret, as people from all parts of the world try everything from walking the deserts without water to paddling . . .

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed: terrorist trial space for rent?
Paul A. Ibbetson
March 11, 2010

The future of the public trial of suspected 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is now in question. It could be said that the Obama administration's "It's on . . .

Ron Paul and the "Cujo" effect
Paul A. Ibbetson
March 4, 2010

In the early 1980's Stephen King made all dogs a little more suspect with the horror novel Cujo. The story hinged around a more-than-loveable St. Bernard that . . .

Palms, knuckles, and fingertips: a rich assessment of Palin hate
Paul A. Ibbetson
February 18, 2010

Oh, it is indeed a hard time to be a liberal. The storm clouds of destiny are so close one can feel the humidity of the humiliation that is about to rain down . . .

Give me the ball! Entitlement in the political field
Paul A. Ibbetson
February 11, 2010

Hardly a day goes by that we do not hear about a famous sports player breaking societal rules for his or her own personal deviant desires. Whether it is marital . . .

Stone soup: what liberals are cooking up for 2010
Paul A. Ibbetson
February 4, 2010

Most of us have heard the fairy tale Stone Soup. This children's story in its many versions gives an account of a hungry traveler in a time of economic . . .

America and Israel: you got a friend in me?
Paul A. Ibbetson
January 30, 2010

What is the meaning of friendship? What makes the bonds that we call a true friendship mean something? We have all heard of the fair-weather friend and most . . .

Pilfering the dead: Barack Obama at the pulpit of the Vermont Avenue Baptist Church
Paul A. Ibbetson
January 21, 2010

It has been said that death is a sweet release from the many struggles of this world. While this is most certainly true for most, it does not release some that . . .

A thankful observance of the "Iron Lady"
Paul A. Ibbetson
January 14, 2010

Today, when we watch the courageous actions of women who stand for conservative values in this country, we often bring up names like Sarah Palin, Ann Coulter, . . .

Presentation vs. taste: Why Barack Obama is cooking up disaster in the war on terror
Paul A. Ibbetson
January 7, 2010

There is little doubt that my pallet is not as refined as my liberal friends' and I have always found it hard to watch the gourmet shows where hours are spent . . .

The Ibbetson WrightRoad Victimization Index
Paul A. Ibbetson
December 31, 2009

Turn on the television, switch on the radio, or open a magazine, and you are likely to hear a discussion on the continual victimization of one group or another . . .

How to accept a poorly wrapped present
Paul A. Ibbetson
December 23, 2009

If it has been a while since you were a child waiting for Christmas morning, or whatever time of day the parental green light was given for the opening of . . .

Just because: analyzing the psychology of Palin-hate
Paul A. Ibbetson
December 17, 2009

"I hate Sarah Palin, I... I just hate her!" That is not an uncommon outburst from some when it comes to feelings about one of the most polarizing figures (in  . . .

The death of big environment: assessing loss and gain
Paul A. Ibbetson
December 11, 2009

For all who have challenged the notion that man is single-handedly destroying the planet with everything from America's industrial system to your shiny SUV — . . .

The path to victory
Paul A. Ibbetson
December 4, 2009

What do we do now? That is the question that is building up like a tidal wave from a nation that finds itself at the precipice of national self destruction. The . . .

Sarah Palin: should we make rogue vogue?
Paul A. Ibbetson
November 27, 2009

Sarah Palin is back in the public spot light with her new bestselling book, Going Rogue. At the moment, on just about every television channel, one can view the . . .

Burning down the straw man
Paul A. Ibbetson
November 19, 2009

As has been the case for many years, and especially most recently, the charge is that conservatives are falsely railing against a straw man in their . . .

Jonesing for Alex Jones: drawing the line between conservatives and conspiracy theorists
Paul A. Ibbetson
November 5, 2009

As conservatives and the Republican Party, the party most able to bring back the misplaced spirit of this country, fight to find both their bearings and their . . .

Where's your grit?
Paul A. Ibbetson
October 30, 2009

America, where is your character, your pluck, your grit? If that question seems overly harsh and needlessly aggressive, then you are staring directly at the . . .

Review: 2009 documentary "What's the Matter with Kansas?" Buckle up
Paul A. Ibbetson
October 22, 2009

Sometimes being right is personally rewarding, sometimes it's of financial benefit, and sometimes, unfortunately, it's just downright painful. I recently wrote . . .

Observing the Blitzkrieg: the Barack Obama way
Paul A. Ibbetson
October 16, 2009

In the midst of the fight over whether or not the United States should, or should not, turn our medical system into a socialistic bread line, or whether the . . .

The power of humor: posterior observations from the plains
Paul A. Ibbetson
October 9, 2009

Do you still have a sense of humor? Can you still brake into a good solid laugh when the opportunity arises? Conservatives and the Republican Party, the party . . .

A return to the Planet of the Apes
Paul A. Ibbetson
October 2, 2009

"It's a mad house, a mad house!" These were the words shouted from the lips of Charlton Heston in the 1968 movie release, Planet of the Apes. Heston, who played . . .

What's still the matter with Thomas Frank?
Paul A. Ibbetson
September 24, 2009

Ah, Kansas, the home of hard working, god-fearing, regular average Americans. You would never know that if you read Thomas Frank's bestselling book "What's the . . .

A meeting with the boss
Paul A. Ibbetson
September 17, 2009

Have you ever had to have one of those special sit-downs with the boss? You know, the kind where you have to sit in the big office with the blinds drawn to . . .

The calling of the roll: side making and side taking for the future of America
Paul A. Ibbetson
September 10, 2009

Whose side are you on? When it comes to what kind of America we will have in the future, that we will hand down to our children, the battle lines are being . . .

The common thread: a bird's eye view of the TEA Party movement
Paul A. Ibbetson
September 3, 2009

The TEA Party movement, which started for most as a small grassroots effort by disenchanted Americans to voice their disapproval with the government, is now . . .

Recognizing the scent of lemons: thoughts from the free market
Paul A. Ibbetson
August 28, 2009

Recently I did something I don't do very often, I bought a new car. No, this is not a "cash for clunkers" story, but a brief look at the serious challenges that . . .

Want to destroy conservative talk radio? We got a czar for that
Paul A. Ibbetson
August 21, 2009

The Obama administration is truly the place where Czars are made daily. Name your problem, concern, wish, or desire, and somewhere, for better or worse, there . . .

The framing of the modern right-wing extremist
Paul A. Ibbetson
August 13, 2009

The moon landing really happened, Pearl Harbor wasn't staged, no covert organization is trying to control your mind through radio waves, and Elvis is really, . . .

Your carbons and your life: a look at the death dealers for a better tomorrow
Paul A. Ibbetson
August 6, 2009

Your money or your life! These are the words most people have seen on television, and a precious few in real life, where the villain gives the frightened passer . . .

Racing to the race card: an observation of conflict building
Paul A. Ibbetson
July 30, 2009

The recent news swirl encompasses the inflammatory statements of President Barack Obama in the wake of the arrest of African-American scholar, Henry Louis Gates . . .

Why you should love your carbon footprint
Paul A. Ibbetson
July 24, 2009

America, with all its imperfections, is still truly the land of opportunity. This has been the unique component that has brought people from around the world, . . .

The wolf who cried "boy!"
Paul A. Ibbetson
July 17, 2009

The wolf who cried "boy!" Make that statement today and it won't take but a moment for someone to utter that a correction must be made, as you have obviously . . .

Another Elvis sighting
Paul A. Ibbetson
July 11, 2009

"I just saw Elvis!" Even decades after the death of the legendary singer, people still exclaim these same words with detailed accounts of their personal . . .

Of flies and men: the bizarre world of PETA
Paul A. Ibbetson
July 3, 2009

"Save the whales, save the snails!" Comedian George Carlin had it right when he talked about the audacity and craziness of some to misplace priorities on where . . .

Experience, judgment, and character: the road from Eisenhower to Obama
Paul A. Ibbetson
June 26, 2009

I recently found myself in the childhood home of Dwight D. Eisenhower in Abilene, Kansas. It was a tremendous experience to hear the creek of the floorboards, . . .

The Black Death
Paul A. Ibbetson
June 20, 2009

For the people of Europe who faced the Black Death in the middle 1300s, their lives before the plague appeared in many respects the same as for modern people . . .

A fear worse than words
Paul A. Ibbetson
June 13, 2009

Want to know what is worse than losing a long, grueling race for the White House? Don't ask John McCain — ask Sarah Palin. Since the moment the Alaskan . . .

The Supreme Court: minority activist wanted
Paul A. Ibbetson
June 4, 2009

President Barack Obama's nomination of Justice Sonia Sotomayor, a New York Judge of Hispanic decent, has brought about another unique firestorm that may once . . .

Death and dishonesty: A jaunt through the killing fields of abortion
Paul A. Ibbetson
May 19, 2009

As is often the case with issues of morality in the U.S., there appears to be a moment in time when the public collectively centers its attention on issues the . . .

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