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Archives for Paul A. Ibbetson - Commentary

Ibbetson: Topeka School District Places Deviancy on the Curriculum

What part should schools play in the personal development of our children? Most parents naturally expect teachers and administrative staff to assist their children in learning important skills like reading, writing, and arithmetic, but we now know a ...

Ibbetson: Tea Party Numbers Grow As Presidential Election Nears

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 appears, will the American people actually show up to send this President packing? The gro ...

Ibbetson: What Ray Stevens Told Me

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, and we were preparing to enjoy a nice leisurely dinner at the local Pizza Hut. The pizza pi ...

Ibbetson: The True Killers of School Spirit - Notre Dame and the Whining Irish

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 today. This small Kansas school was devastated by a tornado back in 2008. Despite the overwh ...

Ibbetson: The “Occupy” Groups Shield Obama

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 City in Kansas, these protest groups claim that they represent the majority of U.S. citize ...

Ibbetson: A Sinful Decision Made in Lawrence, Kansas

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-discrimination ordinance that makes individuals with gender-identity issues part of a protected ...

Ibbetson: Alert! EPA Monster Sighted in Kansas

In the current GOP 2012 presidential debates, all the Republican candidates have voiced the need to drastically re-structure the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Under the current EPA director, Lisa Jackson, the Obama administration is unleashi ...

Ibbetson: Thank Goodness for NFL Football!

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 helps. This semi-barbaric, violence-laced competition comes just in time and ironically a ...

Ibbetson: America’s Job Status - Unemployed

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 displaced by ENRON-type white collar criminal activity. In America, finding substantive wor ...

Ibbetson: Through Greed and Communism the Dream is Lost

Opportunities to do good are lost every day. Either through apathy, stupidity, or unfortunately sometimes, bad intentions, situations where good can be done are not only lost, but are replaced with something that is detrimental to society. The Martin ...


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