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Bob Franken: Competence comeuppance

...News poll, more Americans than not question his ability to be effective in his job. This time it's not Fox anti-Obama hysteria. The result tracks what other surveys are finding.According to this one, not only does a majority consider the Obama administration...
'Dark Knight' certainly does not live up to its hype

...then there's over-hype. And then there's over-hype mixed with unrealistic over-hope that breeds a dark kind of fan hysteria. "The Dark Knight Rises" is the most anticipated film of the year, the most assured moneymaker, and the most obsessed-over...
Arts & Entertainment

Now Playing Synopsis: Set in Victorian London, Tanya Wexler's period comedy Hysteria tells the tale of Mortimer Granville (Hugh Dancy), a young doctor disturbed by the way most hospitals ignore the latest research on germ theory, and still treat patients with bleedings and leeches. After being fired from his most recent job for speaking out on the matter, he ends up in the employ of Dr. Robert Dalrymple (Jonathan Pryce) who runs a private practice specializing in treating women who suffer from "hysteria" and come to the doctor for his precise digital manipulations in order to get a release. With the help of Mortimer's best friend Edmund (Rupert Everett) together they create a device that allows these women to achieve the desired result much more quickly. Complicating matters, Mortimer becomes enamored of Dalrymple's strong-willed, feminist-minded daughter Charlotte (Maggie Gyllenhaal). Hysteria played at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: Hugh Dancy, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jonathan Pryce, Felicity Jones, Rupert Everett, Ashley Jensen Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Rich Lowry: In defense of Indiana

...never mind that his company is happy to do business in Communist China).The anti-Indiana backlash is a perfect storm of hysteria and legal ignorance, supercharged by the particularly censorious self-righteousness of the left. All the Indiana law says...
Pioneer Potluck: About another "Traveling with Bernie" story

...Bernie. She tried several times to tell me what happened Through the hooting and laughing she finally filled me in on her hysteria. It seems I had yanked on the purse strap at the cash register and slung it around, just missing the gentleman at the table...
Op-ed: PC liberals devour their own

...encouraged to be whiny, litigious and censorious.This is a dystopia of the left's making. Its identity politics, feminism and hysteria about campus rape are ascendant on campus. On top of this, it is the Obama administration that weaponized Title IX in response...

...the 1,000-plus measles cases in the past decade, there was not a single death."What I'm more nervous about is the hysteria that would result," if her children were to get ill, Moore said.Moore said she does worry about affecting children who...
Rich Lowry: The media's absurd NFL hysteria

During the past few weeks, two sets of initials have dominated the news - ISIL and NFL - and the casual listener would be hard-pressed to decide which is more odious.
The foolish anti-vaccination crowd

...effective ways to dramatically diminish diseases like measles and whooping cough in the developed world; it took all the hysteria and willful ignorance we are capable of to give them a boost. A developer of the measles vaccine, Dr. Samuel Katz, says...
Bob Franken: Ebola foolishness

...Leone and Liberia - from entering the United States. The U.S., it seems, is also ravaged by a growing disproportionate hysteria about Ebola, and most of all by cynical politicians, largely conservatives, who are exploiting the alarm for a chance to...


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