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Phil Wieland

PHIL WIELAND: I missed the history while it was happening

Fifty years ago this Friday I was preparing to make my stage debut as the town drunk in Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" when the shots range out in Dallas and everything changed.

November 17, 2013 12:00 am Related

A note to readers

Phil Wieland's column Friday struck a nerve. More than one, in fact.

October 28, 2013 12:00 am

Statements weren't Bachmann's

A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., said comments attributed to her in Phil Wieland's column Friday were from a satirical news site, not from Bachmann.

October 25, 2013 11:30 am
PHIL WIELAND: User fee is really a fine for doing good

PHIL WIELAND: User fee is really a fine for doing good

Governments always needs more money, and legislators stay up nights thinking of ways to make us pay more even if it means we're paying for doing what's right.

October 18, 2013 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: Don't blame officials if you choose to be uninformed

PHIL WIELAND: Don't blame officials if you choose to be uninformed

This supposedly is the age of mass communication, but there are 10 billion channels and nothing on in some people's brains.

October 11, 2013 12:00 am

I'm multi-faceted, not what Wieland believes

I guess I would fall under columnist Phil Wieland's category as one of the "Republican right wingnuts (who) attribute the nation's ills to too many gays and not enough guns."

October 04, 2013 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: Valpo man wants to put a bug in EPA's ear

PHIL WIELAND: Valpo man wants to put a bug in EPA's ear

For more than three years Tom Clark has waited for a call from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency telling him to bring his batch of bugs to the Gulf Coast to clean up the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

October 04, 2013 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: Vote for the Hitler of your choice

PHIL WIELAND: Vote for the Hitler of your choice

It's a wonder anyone runs for office anymore.

September 27, 2013 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: Will America ever go from 'carp bites' to 'bite carp'?

PHIL WIELAND: Will America ever go from 'carp bites' to 'bite carp'?

When a Purdue assistant prof compares the Asian carp invasion to Jurassic Park and says, "Frankly, they scare me," that tells me we either have a major problem on our hands or he's an ichthyophobic nerd.

September 20, 2013 12:00 am

PHIL WIELAND: Coming soon to Valpo: $200M rumor mill

The announcement that Valpo is close to inking a deal with a company that plans to invest more than $200 million to locate in the city has raised a lot of questions starting with "How do I get some of that?"

September 13, 2013 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: My yard is now a major web site

PHIL WIELAND: My yard is now a major web site

Has anyone else noticed a bumper crop of spiders in their yard this year?

August 30, 2013 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: Government can never please all the citizens

PHIL WIELAND: Government can never please all the citizens

Abe Lincoln, the inventor of the penny, allegedly said, "You can please some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time." What he forgot to mention was the government probably can't please anyone at any time.

August 23, 2013 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: Report is like a (cough) breath of fresh air

PHIL WIELAND: Report is like a (cough) breath of fresh air

Apparently it's OK to breathe again in Northwest Indiana. But don't make a habit of it.

August 16, 2013 12:00 am

PHIL WIELAND: The religious right's fight is so wrong

It's encouraging to know our state government will spend tax dollars to defend our freedom of religion, as long as it is the "right" religion. Did I say encouraging? I meant scary.

August 09, 2013 12:00 am

PHIL WIELAND: Budget cooperation? That's crazy talk, Pete

The almost three decades in Congress obviously are beginning to take a heavy mental toll on Pete Visclosky based on his comments this week.

August 02, 2013 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: Why Boone voters might be down on the levy

PHIL WIELAND: Why Boone voters might be down on the levy

I feel sorry for MSD of Boone Township Schools Superintendent George Letz.

July 26, 2013 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: Gay rights in Indiana more than a mammoth task

PHIL WIELAND: Gay rights in Indiana more than a mammoth task

The recent discovery of a mammoth in such good condition that its blood was still in a liquid state raises the question of whether a prehistoric creature will someday be found in such pristine condition it can actually be revived.

July 18, 2013 8:38 pm
PHIL WIELAND: Bugs: they're not just for squashing any more

PHIL WIELAND: Bugs: they're not just for squashing any more

The United Nations says one solution to world hunger is: Eat more bugs.

July 12, 2013 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: Developing a Siri-ous relationship with my phone

PHIL WIELAND: Developing a Siri-ous relationship with my phone

Like our Indiana Legislature, I'm having a hard time adjusting to the 21st century. Unlike the Legislature, I was copacetic with the 20th century while they are reluctant to leave the 19th.

July 05, 2013 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: A house in the vastness of space

PHIL WIELAND: A house in the vastness of space

Editor's note: A version of this column ran three years ago this week. The reason for running it again is explained at the end.

June 28, 2013 12:00 am
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