Author: Paul A. Ibbetson

Profile: 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 degrees in Criminal Justice at Wichita State University, and his Ph.D. in Sociology at Kansas State University. Paul is the author of several books including the 2011 release “The Good Fight: Why Conservatives Must Take Back America.” Paul is also the radio host of the Kansas Broadcasting Association’s 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 award-winning radio program, Conscience of Kansas airing on KRMR The Patriot 105.7 FM, For interviews or questions, please contact him at


November 29, 2009

Sarah Palin: Should We Make Rogue Vogue?

Filed under: Politics In General - 29 Nov 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 very photogenic Palin being quizzed about her new book and her …

November 22, 2009

Burning Down the Straw Man

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 observations and accusations leveled against the activities of liberals, and the Obama administration. Before …

November 6, 2009

Jonesing for Alex Jones: Drawing the line between Conservatives and Conspiracy Theorists

Filed under: Featured Conservative,Politics In General - 06 Nov 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 grit, they are also faced with the not so wanted task of culling …

November 4, 2009

Where’s Your Grit?

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 problem. This nation sits at the precipice of a fundamental, irreversible transformation that will make …

October 26, 2009

Review: 2009 documentary “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” Buckle up.

Sometimes being right is personally rewarding, sometimes it’s of financial benefit, and sometimes, unfortunately, it’s just downright painful. I recently wrote an article, “What’s Still The Matter With Thomas Frank?” about the upcoming (at the time) documentary by filmmakers Laura …

October 20, 2009

Observing the Blitzkrieg: The Barack Obama Way

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 administration should heed the request for additional troops in Afghanistan, Barack …

October 11, 2009

The Power of Humor: Posterior Observations from the Plains

Filed under: Politics In General,Potpourri - 11 Oct 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 by which conservative values are most often found, are at risk of …

October 3, 2009

A Return To The Planet of the Apes

Filed under: Politics In General - 03 Oct 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 the character of astronaut George Taylor, found himself in a …

September 28, 2009

What’s Still The Matter With Thomas Frank?

Filed under: Featured Conservative,Politics In General - 28 Sep 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 Matter With Kansas?”

September 21, 2009

A Meeting With The Boss

Filed under: Featured Conservative,Politics In General - 21 Sep 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 receive one of those “this is how it …

September 14, 2009

The Calling of the Roll: Side Making and Side Taking for the Future of America

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 drawn, opposing sides are marshalling their forces and …

September 5, 2009

The Common Thread: A Bird’s Eye View of the TEA Party Movement

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 growing to epic proportions. The movement has transcended the bounds of simply being events that …

August 30, 2009

Recognizing The Scent of Lemons: Thoughts From The Free Market

Filed under: Economics,Featured Conservative - 30 Aug 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 are faced by the free market in America …

August 23, 2009

Want To Destroy Conservative Talk Radio? We Got A Czar For That

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 is an Obama Czar with power, authority, and funds to address the problem. The …

August 16, 2009

The Framing of the Modern Right-wing Extremist

Filed under: Featured Conservative,Politics In General - 16 Aug 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, really dead. Those are the first conspiracy theories that jump to mind – that I …

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