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What others say: Alaska needs budget leadership

...Representatives approved the Percent of Market Value plan in 2004, but the Senate rejected it.It failed in part because of hysteria. Not enough of our leaders stood up to those in the public who characterized the plan as a "raid" on the permanent fund...
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...
Rain, rain, please go away

...fully feel this story. By the middle of the book, the lack of preamble was hardly an issue; as Ruby dodged raindrops and hysteria, I was busy flipping pages and thinking OMG, OMG, oh-my-goodness, what next?! While this is an excellent book for...
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'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
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.
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...
Cultivate 'a new aesthetic of slowness'

...have always brought out alarmists." Kern goes further. He says concern about the effects of our speeded-up lives is also hysteria. "Technologies that promote speed are essentially good," he said, adding that "the historical record is that humans have...
What others say: Military key to stopping Ebola

...orphaned. Without U.S. involvement, it will only get worse.But sending troops is also self-defense.Consider the hysteria in this country after one man died and two nurses who treated him were infected. There is no epidemic in this country, yet...
Pigskin Pick'Em: The Sultan of Sides is back with gusto!

...these teams to be competitive this season. The Washington Redskins enter as slight dog riding the remnants of Robert Griffin hysteria, but how far can that carry a team on Sunday? Are we going to overlook the notion that RG3 might not be good at throwing...
Pioneer Potluck: About Gail's bear

...with this particular bear stalking her goat and pigs for a few days. Her horse was deathly afraid of bears and went into wild hysteria, letting Gail know there was a bear in her yard. This day the alert button went off in all the animals. She grabbed her...


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