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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: 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...
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...
'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

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...
Rich Lowry: Brewer's foolish veto

...reference to Jim Crow was obligatory in any discussion of the bill on cable TV.If you'll excuse a brief break from the hysteria to dwell on the text of the doomed bill, it stipulated that the word "person" in the law applies to businesses and that...
Irresponsibility on both sides of the aisle

...McCarthy's wild charges came at a time when the nation was gripped in a hysterical paranoia about communism. This time, the hysteria is largely within the ranks of those who may have abused power that they don't want to lose.Bob Franken is a longtime broadcast...
State pitches beefed-up hydraulic fracking rules

...said the state isn't necessarily trying to be ahead of the curve in terms of regulations, rather just to be "ahead of the hysteria." That, she said, it might come with development of source rocks - also known as oil shale - on the North Slope."For...


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